Songs for the Summer
Choir concert in Vancouver
Established in September 2012, The Internationals Choir celebrated the close of its first season in July with two lively performances at the Acadia Park Commonsblock and St. Anselm's Anglican Church. Families, friends, neighbours, colleagues, and other community members were treated to an eclectic musical program that ranged from traditional folk songs from the U.S.A. (“Shenandoah”), Cuba (“Son de Camaguey”), and Israel, to the contemporary Chilean ballad “Gracias a la vida” and the Beach Boys' pop hit “Barbara Ann.”
The founder of the Choir
The Internationals Choir is the brainchild of Sarit Aloni, a graduate student in the UBC School of Music's Master of Music in Choral Conducting program and resident of Acadia Park. A professional soprano and voice teacher who has trained in Italy and Israel, Sarit founded the choir when she realized she had a unique opportunity at UBC: to develop a community vocal ensemble from the ground-up while sharing and building on her own extensive experience as a musician and conductor.