Association of Canadian Choral Condutors

Association of Canadian Choral Condutors

Thursday, May 27, 2010

Chor Leoni presents Chor Leoni Country June 21 & 28

Vancouver's choir of singing lions like taking risks with their annual summer shows at the Bard on the Beach tent. Past themes have included the Mob, Latin machismo, and inter-galactic travel. This year they are casting their eyes south to Nashville and east to Alberta for inspiration - yes, the lions are going "country 'n western." Think barn dances, cowboy hats, line dances, and that's before we even get to the music! Songs from the catalogues of such stars as Patsy Cline, Shania Twain, Garth Brooks, or Johnny Cash could be candidates for the lions' specialized treatment, but the finalized set list is kept a closely guarded secret to heighten the sense of surprise. Expect a very Vancouver take on country, from big buckles to big hair, comedic turns, dazzling dancing, and that trademark "Chor Leoni sound" audiences love.Chor Leoni Country is your invitation to dust off your cowboy boots and Stetson and saddle up for some country fun. The choir will be offering an audience line dancing lesson at intermission, and a few select individuals will be invited to join the choir on stage in the second half to show off their dancing prowess.

As anyone who has attended these "always sold out" shows can tell you, Diane Loomer, the choir's charismatic Artistic Director, has never been afraid to bend a genre or stretch a theme in unexpected directions. Add in the lions' willingness to happily "colour outside the lines" and you have a recipe for musical mayhem and fun. Hurtin' songs, boot scootin' songs, tunes you'll want to hum along to, and country songs - it's Chor Leoni Country and Nashville will never be the same!

Chor Leoni Men's Choir
Diane Loomer, C.M., Artistic Director


Chor Leoni Country
Monday, June 21  3 pm & 8 pm
Monday, June 28, 3 pm & 8 pm

Bard on the Beach tent
Vanier Park, (foot of Whyte Ave, Kits Point)
Bard on the Beach box office 604.793.0559
$35 general admission

information 604.263.7061

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