Point sings for Salvation

The Victoria Good News Choir will be performing God Grant Me A Sign, written by Lt.-Gov. Steven Point

The Victoria Good News Choir, directed by Louise Rose presents O, Canada, É? an all Canadian repertoire concert at 2:30 and 7 p.m. on Saturday, June 16 at Friendship Community Church in Central Saanich.

The performance includes  special guests, the students of ‘Ecole Willows elementary school’s Division 3 and Central Middle school, directed by Marianne Ing along with the Commodores Big Band.

There will be a few surprises in this concert as well as familiar work including Ian Tyson’s Four Strong Winds and Connie Kaldor’s Wood River.

The Victoria Good News Choir will be performing  God Grant Me A Sign, written by Lieutenant Governor Steven Point and arranged by Louise Rose. They will also perform British Columbia, also written by Point.

In collaboration with local musicians, Point released a CD, A Dedication to the People of British Columbia. Point has given the CD to the Salvation Army with proceeds to go to the establishment of a recovery house for young women.

When Point was touring the Salvation Army Beacon of Hope House in Victoria, an addiction recovery centre for young men, he spoke about a similar facility for young women recovering from addiction. The Salvation Army took his suggestion to heart and securing funds for the Beacon of Light House is underway.

When Point heard the Salvation Army was going forward with the project, he felt it was important to contribute in some way.

He had written two songs and decided to make them available through the Salvation Army as a way to raise awareness about the recovery centre.

A Dedication to the People of British Columbia features two songs, both with music and lyrics by the Lieutenant Governor. The first track, British Columbia features musical arrangements by the Naden Band of Maritime Forces Pacific. The Victoria Good News Choir provides the vocals and the Unity Drummers and singers provide the drumming.

God Grant Me A Sign features vocals by the Lt-Gov. and the Victoria Good News Choir. The four part choral arrangement of this song was written by Louise Rose.

Copies of the CD will be available by donation at the O, Canada, É? concerts. Call 250-658-1946 to reserve tickets, $15 for adults and $5 for children under 12. They are available at Ivy’s Book Shop, Long & McQuade, Larsen Music and at the door.

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