Mexican choir, Los cantantes del Lago, coming to Gabriola

Sue Gould

Gabriola Chamber Ensemble

Monday, June 18 2012

The Gabriola Chamber Ensemble is pleased to announce that on July 8 a renowned Mexican choir, Los cantantes del Lago, will perform at the Community Hall on Gabriola. There will be 31 singers and they are on tour after having participated in Kathaumixw, the international choral festival, which has been held every two years since 1984 in Powell River.
Los Cantantes del Lago is a community choir from Chapala, situated just south of Guadalajara, on the shores of beautiful Lake Chapala, Mexico’s largest lake. The choir’s conductor is Timothy Ruff Welch, a choir director, organist, voice coach and soloist. He is originally from Wisconsin.
The choir truly represents the international nature of their community: choir members hail from Mexico, Canada, the U.S.A. and several European countries, and a few Mexican youth are on tour with them. The full choir has 70 singers and performs in a wide range of musical styles, from classical and sacred, to spirituals, popular and folk music. For more information on the choir please check their website,
Many Gabriolans have opened their homes to host the singers who will be on the island from Sunday afternoon, July 8 to Monday at noon. The concert is at 7.30 p.m. on Sunday at the Community Hall. Tickets are $15 for one or $25 for family. Tickets are for sale at the door only, so be sure to come in time to secure a seat. You will be in for a treat. The concert is being sponsored by the Gabriola Chamber Ensemble. For more information please contact Nicki Westarp at 250-247-8868.