By Pam Wright
Local Journalism Initiative Reporter
The soaring sound of the Canadian Celtic Choir will soon be heard in Chatham.
The London-based mixed choir will be showcasing a “Celtic Memories” performance at the Capitol Theatre Nov. 5.
Sponsored by the Sprucedale United Church, the show will feature a mix of Celtic music from across the globe, as well as other favourites.
According to choir director Paul Grambo, the choir managed to meet weekly over the course of the pandemic. Ironically, the onset of the pandemic shutdown coincided with Grambo assuming the director’s role in March 2020.
However, COVID-19 didn’t stop the music.
“We met every week during the pandemic and it really helped us grow together as a group,” Grambo said in a telephone interview. “We were able to do things, such as at-home recordings,” said the choir’s former vocal coach. “We were not on ice.”
Grambo said the choir’s repertoire includes songs from Scotland and Ireland, Canada’s East Coast and the Appalachian Mountains in the United States.
The 40-member choir has toured internationally, including concerts in the United Kingdom and Hawaii.
Tickets for the Canadian Celtic Choir show are $30 to $40 and can be purchased at cktickets.com online or by calling 519-354-8338.