Purcell Orchestra spreading the joy with Christmas performance

Everyone has their holiday traditions, and here in Golden, the annual Purcell Mountain Orchestra performance has become one of them.

The Purcell Mountain Orchestra performs a Christmas show every year at the Civic Centre.

Everyone has their holiday traditions, and here in Golden, the annual Purcell Mountain Orchestra performance has become one of them.

This is the 11th year the orchestra has been together, a feat that is rare for such a small town.

“There were a few of us in town who always played together,” said original member Jeff Moss.

“Then we managed to recruit a conductor.”

Since then the group has grown and morphed, and now puts on two big performances every year, including their annual Christmas performance that has grown so big, last year it was standing room only.

“It really is quite remarkable,” said Moss. “When I travel I hear all the time how impressed people are that this town has an orchestra like this, and that it’s so well supported.”

This year’s performance will feature 25 musicians under the direction of Sue Gould playing a selection that includes pieces from The Nutcracker, Romeo and Juliet, several classical staples, and of course an audience sing along section of Christmas carols.

“It’s always a great show, and it packs the Civic Centre which is amazing,” said Moss.

The Christmas performance is at the Civic Centre on Thursday Dec. 1. The doors open at 6 p.m., and the performance starts at 7 p.m. Entrance is by donation.

The Purcell Mountain Orchestra is also always looking for more musicians to join the group.

“The more the better,” said Moss. “It’s always a lot of laughs.”

If you are interested in learning more about the orchestra, or would like to check out one of their weekly practises, you can contact Moss (250-348-2229), or Sue Gould (250-344-7112).

 

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