Here's how to join the Big Sing at Vancouver's Cherry Blossom Festival

Burnaby choirs and singers are being invited to add their voices to the Big Sing.

The Big Sing Metro Vancouver is presented by the Vancouver Cherry Blossom Festival and the Canadian Music Centre during this year’s festival. It’s set for Saturday, April 27 at the Vancouver Art Gallery Plaza.

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Director Kathryn Nicholson will conduct community singers of all ages in four pieces: Cherry Blossoms for You and Me, by Tom Landa and Robin Layne; Susan Aglukark’s O Siem, The Beatles’ Here Comes the Sun, and the Navajo chant Now I Walk in Beauty.

Choreographer Kelly McInness has created simple choreography to accompany the festival song, Cherry Blossoms for You and Me.

Rehearsals to run through the songs and the dance moves will be held in April at four locations around the region: April 7 at the Evergreen Cultural Centre in Coquitlam; April 14 at the Roundhouse Community Centre in Vancouver; April 16 at the Pipe Shop at the Shipyards in North Vancouver; and April 24 in the atrium at Surrey City Hall.

The Big Sing Metro Vancouver builds on the success of last year’s inaugural Vancouver Sings One Song, which drew 350 voices from more than 30 registered choirs, aged three to 83, out to sing.

It’s open to singers of all musical backgrounds and skill levels, and it’s free – you just have to sign up through www.eventbrite.ca. For details, check out www.vcbf.ca.

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