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Nove Voce wins at provincial festival, prepares for Sweden trip

Nove Voce were named Best Overall Choir at the recent 2019 Provincial finals May 29 in Chilliwack.

This competition started back on February 21 in Prince George at Our Saviours Lutheran Church when Nove Voce competed locally.  That night they sang Chromatic Fugue by John Burge and Tabula Rasa by Don MacDonald and Allison Girvan. Recordings of that performance went on to the Provincial festival where it was adjudicated against  30 other choirs from around the province.

Next the recording will go to Saskatoon to represent B.C. in the National Festival.

Nove Voce is especially happy to win this year as they are thrilled to be one of two Canadian Choirs competing in Sweden this August at the 4 European Choir games in Gothenburg.

They are still working hard to raise enough money to help all the choristers get to Sweden and will be having a garage sale June 8 at Our Saviours Lutheran Church and there is still one more chance to hear the winning pieces on June 22, 7:30 p.m. at their Sweden or Bust exhibition concert. Admission is by donation with all proceeds going toward member travel for Sweden.

This is Nove Voce’s second time winning B.C.’s Best Overall Choir and fifth time representing B.C. at the National festival, in 2018 they ranked second nationally.