Barrie’s King Edward Choir (KEC) began as a women’s’ choir in 1952. Under the direction of Jean Dobson, it blossomed into a group encompassing all voices and today is a mixed group of 45 singers committed to creating beautiful music in a passionate, informed and evocative manner.
KEC’s mandate is to offer choristers and audiences alike opportunities to experience a broad range of choral music, including contemporary, Canadian and world music while introducing more a cappella singing to the repertoire. They continue to collaborate with other artists and strive to create educational opportunities for youth in the community.
The choir will also sing a number of familiar Christmas tunes and some not so familiar, but guaranteed to entertain, including an audience sing-a-long. Plan to join conductor Oliver Baliburski, accompanist Dan McCoy and the King Edward Choir for a time of inspiring and exciting music.
Performances take place at Collier Street United Church at 2 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. Tickets can be purchased online at kingedwardchoir.ca or at the door.
Photo: King Edward Choir performs Dec. 15 at Barrie.