The Seniors’ Choir directed by Sherry Taylor

Parade of Choirs an enchanting afternoon of music

The annual Parade of Choirs is not only a great way to lift your spirits but a wonderful fundraiser for Cariboo Memorial Hospital.

The annual Parade of Choirs is not only a great way to lift your spirits in the doldrums of winter, but a wonderful fundraiser for Cariboo Memorial Hospital.

The Parade of Choirs helps to raise funds for the Hough Memorial Cancer Society which purchases equipment for the hospital used in the early detection of cancer.

At the end of the concert held Sunday afternoon at Cariboo Bethel Church, Hough Memorial president Bob McIntosh announced that the event had raised $3,069.75.

He thanked the community and the “choir of angels” performing for supporting the event.

“As it takes a community to raise a child, it takes a community to defeat cancer and together we can do that,” McIntosh said.

Since 1972 Hough Memorial has raised close to $3 million to purchase cancer detection equipment for the hospital.

Over the past seven years the annual Parade of Choirs has raised more than $15,000 of that amount, said Cariboo Men’s Choir director Carl Johnson.

For Sunday’s concert the Cariboo Men’s Choir joined with Quintet Plus and the Seniors’ Choir of Williams Lake and the Eclectica choir from 100 Mile House in presenting a mix of traditional, folk, modern, musical and gospel favourites.

The Third Williams Lake Guide group joined the Cariboo Men’s Choir in opening the concert with the singing of O Canada.

The concert finished with all of the choirs joining together to first sing alone, and then lead the audience in the singing of Some Enchanted Evening.

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