Choir sings emotional spectrum

From sadness to joy evoked during annual concert in Nanaimo

The A Cappella Plus chamber choir runs the full gamut from joy to sadness during its upcoming concert.

Opening the show is a joyful piece called Exultate by Scarlatti, followed by Vier Quartette by Brahms, with accompaniment on piano by Jamie Syer. Although sung by the choir, the piece is more like a duet between voice and piano, as both instruments have equal importance.

The choir then sings Dulce et Decorum, from B.C. composer Larry Nickel’s Requiem, with haunting words by the First World War poet Wilfred Owen.

The first half ends with three uplifting pieces.

In the second half, Syer is joined by his wife, Laurie, on violin with several duets, followed with the choir joining in Vocalise by Fauré.

The concert ends on a lighter note with Animal Crackers by Eric Whitacre and two Alberta folksongs by Trent Worthington.

The concert is set for Sunday (Nov. 20), 2:30 p.m., at Brechin United Church. Tickets are $15; $10/students and available Fascinating Rhythm, the Quilted Duck and at the door.

For more information, please call 250-754-1094 or go to www. acappellaplus.ca.