The Pas Community Choir is co-directed by Andrew Legeny and Kristy Dyck. They had their first rehearsal of the fall season on Sept. 6.
The R.D. Parker Collegiate Choir welcomes their new director, RD Parker grad, Catharine Fisher. Her program consists of Grade 7/8 choir for all students in the division, Junior Choir (Grade 9), Senior Choir (Grades 10-12), and Vocal Jazz (an auditioned ensemble for students in 10-12). They will be attending Brandon Jazz Festival, as well Edmonton’s Cantando Festival.
Hapnot Collegiate Choir, under the direction of Kim Jones, looks forward to building on last year’s first appearance at the Rocky Mountain Music Festival in Banff. Look for them at their winter concert and their jazz night in the spring.
Flin Flon Community Choir recently performed at their annual Culture Days “Bucket List” event, where community members have a chance to conduct the choir or sing a lead. Other musical highlights included the Wild Rice Cabaret featuring many local performers, songwriting workshops within the school, live music at an outdoor market and another live music stage at a children’s culture tent.
It’s gearing up to be a big musical year, as the choir has been granted the rights to Mamma Mia to be performed at the R.H.Channing auditorium in May, under the direction of Ann Hodges from Winnipeg and the production of Crystal Kolt. FFCC is also preparing for a Christmas Concert with guest artist Joanna Majoko. Joanna Majoko got her start in Flin Flon, and is currently building an impressive resume in Toronto’s jazz scene and in New York City.
Borealis Choir is up and running with Anna Harrison, Angela Ishaka and Tim Spencer leading and preparing for their annual Lessons and Carols Christmas Service.