Entertainment Update for Jan. 17

Voci choir seeks more singers

The Voci community choir is opening its doors to new members on Jan. 19. The choir, which last October performed Mozart's Requiem to standing room only crowds, will be preparing two “innovative and exciting works” for their Spring concerts, said director Mark Steighner.

Paul Winter's "Missa Gaia" was written by the jazz musician for New York's Cathedral of St John the Divine, and uses animal calls and song as the foundation for choral music. Morten Lauridsen's "Lux Aeterna" was written for the LA Master Chorale and is a suite of songs on the theme of light.

No audition is required for the choir, which rehearses on Monday evenings from 6:30-8 pm. The ability to read music is helpful but not a prerequisite. Next fall, the choir will combine with the Sinfonietta in a performance of Beethoven's Choral Symphony.

Steighner says that all voices are welcome, but the choir is always looking for more tenors and basses.

For more information, email msteighner@gmail.com.

‘Banner Days’ at Springhouse

Springhouse Cellar continues with the Backroom Tuesdays music series, from 6-9:30 p.m. No cover charge, family-friendly, local food available.

Jan 20: Bonneville Power Trio; Jan 27: The Quiet American; Feb. 3 Sidestreeet Reny, Feb. 10: 10 String Symphony; Feb. 17: Matthew Zeltzer Band; Feb. 24: Gregory Rawlins; March 2: Acousta Noir; March 10: Sam Densmore Dam Sensmore. Springhouse Cellar, 13 Railroad Ave, Hood River; 541-308-0700.

Kevin Carr in Trout Lake Jan. 20

Folk musician Kevin Carr is coming to Trout Lake, Wash., for a concert at the Trout Lake Grange on Tuesday, Jan. 20, at 6:30 p.m. Suggested donation is $15. Fluent in several instruments — fiddle, numerous bagpipe styles — Carr is “a phenomenal multi-instrumentalist and storyteller who has visited and been influenced by the music of Russia, Spain, France, Canada and Ireland.” His latest CD is called “Fiddle Fables.” Trout Lake Grange 210, 2390 Highway 141, Trout Lake, Washington 98650; 509-395-2102.

Fruition, more River City

Mark your calenders now for these notable shows coming to the River City Saloon in January and February.

Jan. 23 Fruition (Alt-bluegrass)

Jan 24 The Lower 48 (pop)

Jan 30 Hillstomp w/Otis Heat (Blues)

Feb. 1-2 Turkuaz (High-energy Funk) - two nights!

Feb. 13 Ural Thomas and the Pain (R&B-Soul)

River City Saloon, 207 Cascade Ave., Hood River; 541-387-2583.

Fields of May play Jan. 24 in CL

Stevenson-based band Fields of May will play at Thunder Island Brewing in Cascade Locks on Saturday, Jan. 24, from 6 to 9 p.m. Expect old-timey songs, blues and more. Thunder Island Brewing, 515 Southwest Portage Road, Cascade Locks; 971-231-4599.

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