The British Columbia Choral Federation (BCCF) has announced ‘Light Up the Choirs’ fundraiser events will be held around Metro Vancouver for wildfire relief. These benefit concerts are scheduled for the weekend of September 22-24, 2017.
In the Lower Mainland, we’ve had to deal with no worse than a couple of weeks of smoky atmosphere, and some spectacular sunrises and sunsets. In other areas of the province, communities have been burnt out, homes and livestock destroyed, businesses have ceased to function, and people are working together to care for each other in refugee situations.
BCCF notes that some of those people are also members of choirs. It’s hard for them to know when their choir lives (let alone everyday life) will be approaching “normal” in any way. So BCCF member choirs will sing for them, will come together in their own communities in Metro Vancouver, and will offer music, encouragement, and support, as well as encouraging singers and audiences alike to donate through BCCF to the Red Cross.
There are five concert venues in the weekend of 22-24 September. Click on the links below to access the Facebook pages for these events:
- Vancouver – Fri 22 Sept, 7pm @ Magee Secondary
- TriCities – Sat 23 Sept, 3pm @ Alderson Elementary
- North Van – Sat 23 Sept, 7pm @ Highlands United
- Richmond – Sun 24 Sept, 3pm @ Fraserview MB
- Langley – Sun 24 Sept, 7pm @ Willoughby CR