Langley performers take their talents on the road

Opus One Women’s Choir, a Langley and Surrey based choir with more than 20 members, will be heading to Powell River in July to perform at the International Choral Kathaumixw.

Held every two years, upwards of 1,200 people from around the world attend the event and in addition to the seven host choirs there will be nearly twenty choirs attending from numerous points on the globe.

Kathaumixw is a five day choir celebration with eighteen concerts and various competitions. It is focused on both performance and social aspects of choir with plenty of time for meeting those from other attending groups. 

Brenda Wilson, artistic director of Opus One noted the choir is very excited to be taking part in the international event. 

In order to ensure the members of Opus One receive the best departure possible, they are hosting a send off concert entitled Music, Lead the Way! June 25 from 7:30 to 9:30 p.m. at the Immanuel Christian Reformed Church at 21713 50 Ave.

The dress rehearsal prior to the concert is June 25 from 7 to 9:30 p.m. and the festival choir rehearsal is June 27 from 7 to 9 p.m. both at R.E. Mountain Secondary behind the Langley Events Centre at 7755 – 202A St.

Magician crosses river

Another Langley performer taking the show on the road is Dale Hopkins, a family-oriented magician.

Hopkins is the winner of the 2013 Showmanship Award from the Fraser Valley Magic Circle and will be performing his act at the Magic Festival in Port Coquitlam on Monday at 7:00 p.m. at the Second Story Theatre at 2550 Shaughnessy St.

Hopkins is also a founding member of the Fraser Valley Magic circle and is a member of the International Brotherhood of Magicians. He will bring family fun, wonder and mystery to the audience Monday night.

Having performed in venues of all sizes and for all ages, Hopkins has taken his show to the Banff Springs Hotel, the Alberta Children’s Hospital, and Canuck Place Children’ Hospital to name just a few locations.

For tickets for Hopkins’ and other magical performances during the June 21 to 27 Magic Festival visit 

Local singers in top 3

Langley country singer, Karen Lee Batten, is in the top three of the BC Country Music Association’s (BCCMA) Provincial Spotlight Performance contest along with fellow Langley-based country performing sisters Robyn & Ryleigh. 

The three top acts had videos of their performances posted to the BCCMA’s Facebook page for fan voting which closed at 10 p.m. Tuesday. 

The winner (with the most votes – which was not yet available at press time) will move on to represent B.C. in the national contest with a shot at performing at the 2014 Canadian Country Music Association awards.

Just Posted

Langley Township mulls new study on 208th Street widening

The cost may be high, warned several councillors.

Abbotsford ‘not in a foreign country,’ judge chastises lawyer

Judge addresses complaint about inconvenience of driving from Vancouver

Walking tours and drumming offer indigenous look at Langley

The Kwantlen First Nation and Fort Langley National Historic Site offer spring events.

CHAMBER WEEK: Langley offers year-round education and networking options

TONIGHT: Lunch, coffee, and dinner meetings tackle issues pertinent to a growing business community.

Surrey branch of youth mentoring program to share in $5 million

Cloverdale-Langley City MP John Aldag announces $5 million in federal funding for youth program

UPDATED WITH VIDEO: Slippery roads didn’t deter runners in the 11th annual Fort Langley marathon

PHOTOS TOO: Most registered runners and walkers came out, despite ice from overnight snowfall.

Gone Country: Gord Bamford, Washboard Union play Surrey benefit concert this summer

Annual party in Cloverdale raises funds for cancer-related causes

Sechelt man pleads guilty to second degree murder of mother

Denise ‘Esme’ Lachance was found dead on Oct. 1, 2014 in Sechelt

Moose creates uber Canadian Olympic moment

A Calgary man shares a truly Canadian moment on Twitter of a Moose enjoying the Olympics

Lower Mainland clinic forced to close after reaching daily patient limit

Maple Ridge one of many cities ailing from shortage of physicians

B.C. drunk driver unknowingly drags snowmobiles along highway

North District RCMP stopped a driver Sunday near Prince George whose two sleds had fallen off a flat deck trailer and were being dragged along behind his truck.

Canada reacts to Cassie Sharpe’s Olympic gold

From Prime Minister Trudeau to Ryan Reynolds, congratulations abound

BCHL Today: Shorthanded scoring binge for Victoria Grizzlies and Krall named POW

BCHL Today is a (near) daily look at whats going on around the league and the junior A world.

Search for missing Okanagan diver ends

Vernon’s Gloria Anne Miller was last seen Thursday, Feb. 15 diving in Puerto Vallarta

Most Read