Members of the Blossom Valley Singers in last fall's Creston Valley Music Teachers' Association concert.

Members of the Blossom Valley Singers in last fall's Creston Valley Music Teachers' Association concert.

Blossom Valley Singers celebrating Creston Valley history in spring concert

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Gold fever probably first attracted adventurers to the Kootenays. But as they travelled through this area on their way to the goldfields, the singular beauty of Creston cast a spell on them. The prospectors, trappers and loggers realized the great potential of the valley’s raw resources. The fertile wetlands would be ideal for farming. Many of them stayed to form this wonderful community that is now known as Creston.

To celebrate Creston’s unique heritage, the Blossom Valley Singers will perform Creston’s history in song at their upcoming spring concert and tea. The choir will sing about Fields of Gold, the Song of the River, Sixteen Tons, a Native American prayer and Come With Me to Creston, an original number penned by Creston’s own John and Lynn Hopcraft. A fitting finale will be Barn Dance, a rousing medley of the familiar tunes Turkey in the Straw, Cripple Creek, Old Dan Tucker and Buffalo Gals. The program will capture the unique flavour of the rustic rural living of the past.

The concert will be held at the Holy Cross Catholic Church hall at 2:30 p.m. April 12 and 13 at 2:30 p.m. Tickets are $12 for adults and $8 for children (or $14/$10 at the door). Refreshments are included in the ticket price, and advance tickets may be purchased at Black Bear Books.