A tribute to two remarkable ladies

Music is in the air due to the work of the dynamic duo of Brenda DiRezze and Becci Bokenfohr.

Both ladies are consummate teachers who taught music together at the Kent elementary school.

It worked so well that, as Becci once said, “they knew what they were thinking without speaking!”

Then, after fifteen years, Becci left to give private lessons to music students at her home, while Brenda decided to stay at the school.

Enter the Multicultural Singers who, about six years ago, decided that they want to sing on a weekly basis and learn more.

Brenda and Becci talked it over, saw the potential in us and “stepped into the breech”.

Ever since, they have worked beyond the call of duty to bring us to new heights and earn us the right to be called a choir!

So here we are, with the Seniors’ Chorfest 2011 right on our doorstep.  Again, the songs we will sing are more difficult than most of the songs we have sung before and require much practice.

There is no doubt in our mind, however, that with the guidance of Brenda and Becci, we will be ready for the big event.  And, of course, we hope that all our friends, fans and supporters will be there to cheer us on.

There will be several  more choirs besides us, who will each sing songs from their own repertoire under their own directors.  And you will certainly be inspired by the six selected songs performed by the more than 200 voices singing together under the direction of well known Vancouver music director Bruce Pullan.

This grand finale will take place on Friday, April 15th at 7:30 p.m. at the Chilliwack First Avenue Christian Assembly Church. Tickets will be $10, including taxes, and are easily available from any of our choir members.  They are also available at Shoppers Drug Mart in Agassiz and at Long and McQuade in Chilliwack.

Don’t miss it!  We will be happy to see you there!

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