Young Peoples’ Opera Society members perform under the direction of George Austin. The group presents two concerts

Young Peoples’ Opera Society members perform under the direction of George Austin. The group presents two concerts

Spend an evening in Paris

Young Peoples’ Opera Society presents concerts in Surrey and Tsawwassen this weekend.

Take a musical trip to France this weekend with the Young Peoples’ Opera Society of B.C.

The Surrey-based group is presenting two concerts this week – one in Surrey and a second in Tsawwassen – called Evening in Paris.

The performances will highlight performers of all ages, singing pieces such as Habenara from Bizet’s Carmen, and the Flower Duet from Delibe’s Lakme.

Singers include sopranos Jessica Hebbel, Kim McCue, Taylor Harrison, Anieka Davey, Emily Strutinski and Rebecca Teskey; altos Ashley DesLauriers, Patricia Dahlquist, Joyce Chaplin, Emma Messner, Lisa Teskey and Lyric Prefontaine, tenors Clifford Hebbel and Peter Scott; and bass singers Joseph Messner and Peter Davey.

The YPOS has presented an annual theatre performance for the past seven years. This is the first year the format has been changed in order to expand the reach of the society in terms of audience and member participation.

Shows take place April 26 at Northwood United Church (8855 156 St.) and April 28 at Tsawwassen Arts Centre (1172 56 St.) in Delta.

Tickets ($20 for adults, $12 for students/seniors) are available at the door of each venue, or may be reserved by phoning 604-496-5194.