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The TRCC in "Castlegar News"
Twin Rivers Community Choir presents Home for Christmas
Written by Greg Nesteroff.
Castlegar’s own Twin Rivers Community Choir is excited to announce their 2019 Christmas concert, entitled Home for Christmas. The concert will bring the holiday season alive to audiences through melodies, old and new. With a wide variety of songs and ensembles, there is something for everyone to enjoy.
“Our audiences tell us that our concerts have become the launching point for their seasonal festivities,” says choir director and Castlegar Citizen of the Year Christina Nolan. “Our concertgoers often comment on the growth of the choir in numbers and abilities over the years, and this year will be no disappointment!”
Citizen of The Year 2019
Choir leader’s selfless work wins
her Castlegar Citizen of the Year
Written by John Boivin.
Christina Nolan didn’t quite believe the phone call she got from the Knights of Columbus last Saturday night telling her she was Citizen of the Year.
“I did not know I had even been nominated. You could have knocked me over with a feather,” she says. “My jaw was on the floor, and I made him repeat it three or four times.”
But it was true: Nolan had been chosen by the group to be Castlegar’s Citizen of the Year.
Nolan, a commercial relationship manager at the Bank of Montreal, was nominated for her tireless work as the director of the Twin Rivers Community Choir — and much more.
Since taking on the role of leader of the choir in 2012, she has shown exceptional leadership in bringing the musical organization to new strengths.
Every week, for nine months every year, she volunteers huge amounts of her personal time to coach and mentor community members in order to bring a polished and beautiful musical experience to Castlegar.
“I believe a community choir is made up of people who are there for a specific purpose, and that’s to have fun and make music,” she says. “Those are the two key elements I strive for.”