Like the Sister Act franchise, the Boise Intergenerational Choir is full of funky, feel-good vibes. Now in its third season, BIC is comprised of more than 120 local gleeful singers of all ages who practice throughout the fall for their once-a-year performance.
"Like the name, it's definitely multi-generational, I think our youngest is maybe 8 weeks old. She doesn't do a lot of singing but she's learning a lot," said BIC co-director Vashti Summervill, laughing. "Some families have three generations participating."
On Saturday, Nov. 21, BIC members will invade Boise's First Presbyterian Church to offer an eclectic performance. The evening's program promises everything from a rocking '50s set to a Japanese ditty to African songs spiced up with a marimba ensemble.
"We always try and have instrumental accompaniments evolve from the choir. In this particular show we have a marimba ensemble," said Summervill. "We happen to have a choir member who has six or eight marimbas, including this enormous base marimba that you have to stand up on this three-foot stool to play."
A choir this large and diverse is guaranteed to get the First Presbyterian Church rockin' and to resonate with audiences of every age.
"When I say it out loud, I think, 'Boy, it sounds like a buffet.' And it kind of is," laughed Summervill.
Saturday, Nov. 21, 4 p.m., Boise First Presbyterian Church, 950 W. State St., 208-345-3441, first-presbyterian.org.