The Sage Valley Voices are a fun-loving and welcoming community choir that knows how to entertain! They specialize in contemporary arrangements of seasonal music and 20th century standards and classics.
The choir performs two concerts a year under the directorship of Alice Deroche: a Christmas concert in December, and a spring concert.
Above is a formal picture of the choir in its early days, looking unusually sedate. My how times change! Now the choir rarely stands still long enough for a formal portrait, and is more often found in costume than in uniform!
Members may be all decked out in top hats and satin gowns for a Dickensian Christmas, flouncing in poodle skirts and saddle shoes and lounging in leather jackets for a tribute to hits from the fifties, or wearing cowboy hats, bandanas, and Wranglers for a country hoedown.
Check out these choir members dressed for their “High Flying Forties” concert: high society women, Hollywood glamour queens, Rosie the Riveter, soldiers, WACS, dapper Dans, and all.
Below is the oddest collection of cowboys you will ever see round a campfire. Maybe it’s cowboys and …. mobster guys taking a weekend off at a dude ranch? You never can tell who or what will show up at a Sage Valley Voices concert.
The choral music is often interspersed with readings, jokes, short skits, and special guest appearances.
Audiences are guaranteed to leave with a smile and the warmth of community spirit!
Concert proceeds are put towards a number of community programs, including the local Sunshine Soup Kitchen.
Rehearsals are on Monday evenings through the fall, winter, and spring. No audition is required.
Join us at our next concert!“A Sentimental Journey” Music of the 40s and 50s plus special selections from our Senior Choral Fest Gala Concert Saturday May 2 7:00 p.m. Sunday May 3 2:30 p.m. Oliver United Church $5.00 at the door Guest appearance by the Naramata Choir