That Swing Thing concert in Williams Lake Friday

The Williams Lake Cariboo Gold Dance Band and Quintet Plus choir are teaming up to bring the community an evening of music and song May 25

The Williams Lake Cariboo Gold Dance Band and Quintet Plus choir are teaming up to bring the community a special evening of music and song May 25 titled That Swing Thing with new songs written by Cariboo Gold director Rocco Catalano.

One song is a tribute to Terry Fox, Steve Fonyo, and Rick Hansen, titled Terry, Steve, and Rick.

Taking place at 7 p.m. Friday, May 25 at St. Andrews United Church the  concert is a benefit by donation for the  United Church local outreach in the Williams Lake area and Cariboo Festival Society.

Cariboo Gold Dance Band is a group of some 15 musicians and two vocalists who share a love for the swing music of the 1940’s and 50’s. Their repertoire includes a broad spectrum of musical genres including Swing, Dixie, Latin, Blues, Jazz, Broadway hits as well as some Western pieces.

The mixed voices Quintet Plus choir won the high point choir award at Cariboo Festival 2012 earlier this spring and their director Debbie Browning won the musical directorship award.