Celebrate spring with song

Maple Ridge Choral Society Choir hosts a concert at St. Paul's Lutheran Church on May 27

The Maple Ridge Choral Society hosts a spring concert on Sunday

The Maple Ridge Choral Society hosts a spring concert on Sunday

Enjoy an afternoon of song in Maple Ridge on Sunday at a spring concert presented by The Maple Ridge Choral Society.

The event will feature a wonderful collection of songs and harmony sung by a choir of 40 people.

The Maple Ridge Choral Society has been a part of the community for over 50 years and sings an eclectic mix of music ranging from classical and folk to sacred, with popular tunes thrown in for good measure.

The choir sings in four-part harmony: soprano, alto, tenor and bass.

Andrew Wilhelm-Boyle has been the choir’s music director and conductor since 2006.

A conductor with 30 years experience, Wilhelm-Boyle has a rich background in both church and community choral activity: he served as music director at Christ Church Cathedral, Whitehorse; St. Paul’s Cathedral, Regina; and St. Agnes’ Anglican Church in North Vancouver; and of the Whitehorse Community Choir; the Riverwood Singers, a Winnipeg women’s chamber choir; and the BC Tel Choir.  Wilhelm-Boyle has also served as musical director for several musicals including Fiddler on the Roof, The Sound of Music and The Pirates of Penzance.

A highlight was his appointment to recruit and conduct the Sing for Canada Chorus of singers from around the Lower Mainland for Canada Day 1996 celebrations at Canada Place.

Aimee Oliveria is the choir’s pianist.

Showtime

The spring concert take places Sunday, May 27 at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church, 12145 Laity Street in Maple Ridge at 3 p.m.  Tickets are $10. For tickets, call  Dennis at 604-465-8038 or Jerry at 604-463-0760.