Ancora women's choir performs Heart Songs at All Saints Anglican Church in Vernon Feb. 10.

Ancora women's choir performs Heart Songs at All Saints Anglican Church in Vernon Feb. 10.

Ancora sings from the heart just before Valentine’s Day

Members of the provincial award winning Ancora Women’s Ensemble are about to sing from their hearts at Vernon’s All Saints Anglican Church.

Members of the provincial award winning Ancora Women’s Ensemble are about to sing from their hearts in time for Valentine’s Day.

The 17-voice adult choir is presenting its Heart Songs concert Feb. 10 at Vernon’s All Saints Anglican Church.

Ancora features members from the Shuswap and North Okanagan, and has been singing together for five years under the artistic direction of Terry Logan, an accomplished choral director and teacher from Armstrong.

“Ancora will perform a diverse repertoire of choral chamber music sure to please the most discerning listener,” said Logan.

Scheduled are Canadian works for women’s choir and contemporary classical pieces.

“There will be an emotionally powerful Japanese piece dedicated to the 2011 tsunami victims, and a beautiful tone poem by the internationally acclaimed composer from Coldstream, Imant Raminsh,” said Logan.

“Some of the pieces will be performed a cappella, some are accompanied by Jim Johnston, a talented and well known pianist from Salmon Arm.”

The choir is also welcoming guest artist Holly McCallum, the recipient of the Outstanding Intermediate/Senior String Award and the BCRMTA Shuswap Branch Award from last year’s Shuswap Music Festival.

“She is an extremely gifted young string player from Salmon Arm, who will enhance your musical experience by performing on her cello,” said Logan.

The Friday, Feb. 10 concert at All Saints, 3205 27th St., Vernon, starts at 7 p.m. Tickets are $15, available at Courtview Dental on 27th Street in Vernon, from choir members, or at the door. Children under 12 are free.