Blossom Valley Singers president Dave Handy (centre) presents Jayden Gigliotti (left) and Emma Penner with

Creston choir inviting participants to sing in new season

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  • Aug. 27, 2015 6:00 a.m.

Do you love to sing? The Blossom Valley Singers is planning to build on its “best ever season”, according to president Dave Handy, and new members are welcome.

“Blossom Valley Singers is looking forward to an even bigger and better season for Creston’s community choir,” Handy said last week. “Last season was easily the most successful concert series for the choir and great things are expected again this year.”

Rehearsals for the new season and Christmas concert begin at Prince Charles Theatre at 7 p.m. on Sept. 15 and new singers are welcome to join past and present choir members. No auditions are held, but members are expected to be able to sing on pitch and in the correct rhythm.

While public performances — at Christmas and in the spring — are the most obvious contribution by the organization, Handy said members are proud to give back to the community in other ways.

“Each year Blossom Valley Singers awards a bursary and music camp scholarship to deserving students who have shown musical aptitude, artistic abilities and demonstrated community service,” he said.

Jayden Gigliotti was this year’s recipient of the BVS Lillian Griffith Memorial Bursary. The $500 award will help Gigliotti as he pursues a degree in theatre studies at Dalhousie University.

A music camp scholarship of $300 helped Emma Penner, an accomplished young pianist, attend a two-week piano experience at the University of Victoria.

“Both of these students have great stories to tell,” Handy said. “They are great talents with high aspirations in the arts and Blossom Valley Singers is proud to have been a small part in helping them follow their dreams.”

For more information about Blossom Valley Singers, visit the group’s website, www.blossomvalleysingers.org.

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