Concenti men draw big crowd to debut concert

The buzz about a new male voice chorus in the Cowichan Valley drew a big crowd to St. Edward’s Church April 27.

Yes, director Sheila Johnson had decided that all Concenti was to be divided into two parts, splitting the singers into male and female voice choirs for the first time.

The call for men was answered and Johnson and her new team set to work. By Sunday, they were in great voice, opening with gusto a show that also included the women’s choir and the Cowichan Valley Youth Choir.

Johnson had promised, among other selections, a wonderful setting by Miles Ramsey of The Water Is Wide and the smooth yet powerful voices of her newest venture giving notice that music lovers can expect great things in the future from a welcome new source.