EXPOSED Open Voices does it A Cappella
Show times: 2:00 pm and 7:30 pm on Saturday, January 25, 2014
The 110 person strong Open Voices Community Choir will present a program of 100% A Cappella music on Saturday, January 25 , at Cooke’s Portsmouth United Church, 200 Norman Rogers Drive. Shows are at 2:00 pm and 7:30 pm, and tickets are available at Brian’s Record Option, Tara Natural Foods, from a member or at the door for $15.00 (or $5.00 for under-employed and non-wage earners)
Our special guests will be collegiate a cappella sensations The Caledonias and Momentum, both from Queen’s University. These ensembles present the latest in pop, rockapella and novetly a cappella music, and along with Open Voices eclectic mix of songs this promised to be an extravaganza of singing. Think ‘The Nylons’ meet ‘The Manhatten Transfer’ meet ‘Boyz to Men’ meet ‘The Kings Singers.’ This will be a youthful, fun and up show.
Open Voices is a non-auditioned, adult mixed-voice community choir based in Kingston, Ontario. Our full 100-plus voice chorus presents two major, themed concerts during each choral season. We also perform in smaller configurations through-out our community at a variety of civic events, and as small ad hoc “outreach” ensembles in local hospice wards, group homes, and retirement residences.
Since it’s founding in 2002, Open Voices has achieved wonderful success in entertaining audiences, in contributing actively to the vibrant cultural life of our community, and in providing opportunities for personal growth and joy to our own members.
The driving force behind Open Voices success is founding Artistic Director Andy Rush who is renowned as an inspiring teacher and choral leader, and a masterful choral concert designer. Multiple Juno Award-winning folk/roots artist David Francey has succinctly described Andy as being “a ball of pure energy which occasionally assumes the form of a man”.