The Kokanee Singers

The Kokanee Singers

Sing like the fishes

Kokanee Singers, and Inspirati hope to increase their numbers after two special performances in Vernon and Armstrong this week.

  • May. 15, 2016 6:00 a.m.

The North Okanagan’s growing choral ensemble, the Kokanee Singers, and Inspirati,  a specialized eight-member ensemble, hope to increase their numbers after two special performances this week.

Both groups, led by tenor Paul Moore, perform at Vernon’s All Saints Anglican Church Tuesday, May 17 and at Zion United Church in Armstrong Wednesday, May 18.

Tuesday’s concert will feature the four young members of local rock band Armonia for a gospel rock choir.

Armonia features the vocal talents of Moore’s son, Justin Moore.

The Kokanee Singers will showcase choral music ranging from jazz to popular to classical songs, while Inspirati will perform choral music a cappella in four-part harmony from the Renaissance period to contemporary ensemble with roots in the 1600s.

Both choirs have openings for new members, where singers can gain experience with Moore, a classically trained tenor who has performed in operas and rock bands.

Whether it be in a private lesson or in a choir, Moore combines specific breathing techniques and visualization of the sound, allowing his students to increase the quality of their singing. He provides this unique and powerful technique using a gentle and encouraging manner.

“We invite you to listen and perhaps to reawaken a hidden talent or to start exploring a new passion,” said Moore.

Both  concerts start at 7 p.m. Tickets are available at the Ticket Seller. Call 250-549-7469 or order online at Tickets will also be available at the door.