Winter Fantasy: A Dickensian Christmas Chorale

The Sage Valley Voices Community Choir presents

Winter Fantasy

a medley of favourite Christmas music
Saturday December 11
7:00 p.m.
Sunday December 12
2:30 p.m.
Oliver United Church
$8.00 Admission
includes post-concert Reception downstairs
Food Bank Donations Welcome!

This is a fun-loving  group of singers that loves to entertain in costume. You can expect a varied program, with lots of humour and sparkle .

Looking for more Christmas music? See below for information on “Sleighbells and Song”, a concert featuring children’s choirs, the a cappella Desert Airs men’s chorus, and the Penticton Concert Band on Tuesday December 7. You can catch both performances for less than a $20 bill! Where else could you find a deal like that?  

Sage Valley Voices Community Choir



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. 

OCAC Publicity Photos 03 2009Check 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.

svv-buttons-bows-1The 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