The Grand Forks Choral Society’s early-December performances of Peace on Earth will be the last for Joan Thompson and Ken Flagel.

Peace On Earth Grand Forks Choral Society director Joan Thompson’s swan song

The Grand Forks Choral Society (GFCS) extends an invitation to all citizens of the Boundary to attend our Peace On Earth concert.

The Grand Forks Choral Society (GFCS) extends an invitation to all citizens of the Boundary to attend our Peace On Earth concert.

The shows are at Grand Forks Secondary School’s auditorium on Saturday, Dec. 8 at 7:30 p.m. and Sunday, Dec. 9 at 2 p.m.

Our program will focus on the theme of peace with only a few Christmas songs.

Why did director Joan Thompson choose the peace theme for her last GFCS choral concert?

“A ‘Peace On Earth’ concert illuminates music’s power in our walk to a more peaceful world,” said Thompson. “Because singing together builds peaceful communities and hope for the future as well.”

The community is certainly getting involved. The famous Second Street Singers have morphed into The Peace Choir and members of the Union of Spiritual Communities of Christ (USCC) have created a 42-member Doukhobor community choir.

Who else might one hear at this concert?

We have peace activist Rosemary Phillips, violinist Ellen Tolson from Rock Creek, the children’s ensemble from Studio A, high school soloists, and a father/son team Jay and Damien Alblas from Christina Lake,  all to honour the theme of our concert.

It would be a good thing to get your tickets early at either Thistle Pot Gifts or the gift shop at gallery 2.

It is with sadness that we bid Thompson and her light specialist Ken Flagel goodbye from the Grand Forks Choral Society. She and Ken have created some incredible productions since January  2009. Joan is passing the baton to Kirsten Nicholsen who is willing and able to lead us on. “Peace On Earth,” Joan’s wish for us all.

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