Peninsula Singers seeking altos for next production

As they gear up to start rehearsals for their spring show, the Peninsula Singers are putting out the call for more altos.

Peninsula Singers artistic director Glenda Korella wants you — to sing.

As they gear up to start rehearsals for their spring show, the Peninsula Singers are putting out the call for more altos.

“Usually you’re looking for sopranos, but we need altos,” said publicist — and alto herself — Virginia Watson-Rouslin. “The altos are what keep everyone balanced.”

And it’s not just women the choir is looking for; tenors are also in high demand. “We lavish our affection on the men,” said Watson-Rouslin, laughing. “If they come, we’re very happy to see them.”

The group has been around for 30 years and has 60 members currently, all excited to start preparing for The Peninsula Singers Present Centre Stage in Vegas, opening May 1 at the Mary Winspear Centre.

The show opens with Viva Las Vegas, of course, and features songs by Elvis, Frank Sinatra and Stevie Wonder, among others, and even touts an Elvis impersonator.

“We’re going to be singing everything from Fly Me to the Moon, Love Me Tender and Signed, Sealed, Delivered,” said Watson-Rouslin.

“And we sing from memory. You have to have memorized all the singing and the choreography. It’s good for the brain,” she added.

Prospective singers should have experience, the ability to commit to one night a week of rehearsals and be ready to enjoy themselves, she said. “We have a lot of fun!”

For more information on showtimes, visit peninsulasingers.ca, or to schedule an audition, email Glenda Korella at gkorella@shaw.ca.

Get local stories you won't find anywhere else right to your inbox.
Sign up here

Just Posted

Friends, family suprise Current Swell singer and new wife with socially distant wedding

‘We just thought we were going over there to have a glass of champagne and do some paperwork’

Victoria art gallery provides Open Space in an online way

View Chantal Gibson’s recent show on the web, hear Indigenous stories on Instagram starting Sunday

Victoria brewery throws support behind still-operating restaurants

Vancouver Island Brewing initiates #TakeOutTuesday to keep local eateries in the public eye

LIVE MUSIC: Artist in Residence reaching into the community

Kathryn Calder to perform livestream show on YouTube channel this Friday, April 3

Victoria vocalist Maria Manna reaches out to hard-hit Italy with special online song

Jazz singer to perform ‘Hymn to Freedom’ with Italian lyrics on Facebook at 2 p.m. Monday

After 37 years, Campbell River Arts Council annual members’ show goes online

38th Annual Members Show shifted from physical gallery to website

COVID-19: Vancouver Island man forges hearts for his community

Dave Kasprick has already given out approximately 400, plans to make it 600

Hip tradition sing-along planned again for Canadians April 2

The Tragically Hip’s Paul Langlois is encouraging all to join him virtually in a’Porch Session.’

Vancouver Island musicians in quarantine thank neighbours with backyard performance

Nanaimo Chamber Orchestra director Karl Rainer and his sons play for those in self-isolation

Order of Canada Vancouver Island musician pens ‘The Ballad of Bonnie Henry’

Qualicum Beach lawyer and saxophonist Phil Dwyer notes health officer has become a ‘folk hero’

Campbell River journalist launches Isolationpalooza II

Featuring all local musicians, a volunteer virtual concert, of sorts

6.5-magnitude earthquake in Idaho shakes B.C. Interior

An earthquake was reportedly felt just before 5 p.m. throughout the Okanagan

Most Read