Planning is well underway for the upcoming Whistler Children’s Chorus year of singing. Three formal concerts have been booked. On October 30th the choir will present This is Halloween – a fall concert complete with costumes, props and songs. The choir will host their annual Christmas concert to benefit the Whistler Food Bank on December 11th. Christmas Tales will be a combination of songs and storytelling focusing on winter and Christmas. Shortly after Earth Day in April 2017, the choir will present their annual spring concert – Honour the Earth. Of course, there’s lots more singing for International Day of Peace, Remembrance Day, Bizarre Bazaar, Santa’s arrival at the Chateau Whistler and the Christmas Eve Carol Service. As well, we’ll return in the spring to the Howe Sound Music Festival and hope to take part in the Vancouver Kiwanis Choral Festival.
Registration for the upcoming 2016/2017 of the Whistler Children’s Chorus is now open online. Brochures will be available at the Whistler Public Library and Maury Young Arts Centre mid-August and at the elementary schools at the end of August. However, we encourage you to register online. You may now pay choir fees via e-transfer – please contact us for details.
What better way to get ready for the new choir year than by a singing boot camp? The Whistler children’s Chorus is excited to offer our 1st choir boot camp. Whether you are a returning singer or choir is new for you, this week filled with music, song and fun is for you! Running from 9 am until noon daily at the Maury Young Arts Centre, singers will explore a range of music styles as well as music and instruments. Healthy snacks are provided. Registration is limited and now open.
Friday saw our first Kinderchoir members perform at the Whistler Multicultural festival and they were amazing!
After only five sessions, they sang five songs in different languages (from Japan, South Africa, New Zealand, the Caribbean and Russia) as well as using props, percussion instruments and sign language. We hope to offer the Kinderchoir program again in 2017.
The children’s choir finished up a year filled with singing, dancing and fun with their concert on Sunday, May 1st at the Catholic church. Beginning in September with the UN International Day of Peace, the choir had a busy fall They presented Annie the musical (with only 7 weeks of rehearsals!), sang for the municipal Remembrance Day ceremony as well as several Christmas gigs including the annual Christmas Eve Carol Service.
The choir traveled to Squamish to take part in the Howe Sound Music festival in the spring which was a great experience for all.
A lot of repertoire was explored this year from unison to 3 part harmonies. The singers were up to the challenge and sang beautifully.