The Dauphin Regional Comprehensive Secondary Senior Choir, under the direction of Andrew Coombs, travelled to Moose Jaw to perform in the Moose Jaw Band and Choral Festival in May. This choir is now in its second year, and pleased that their numbers have soared from 17 to 46!
The Keystone Chorus, in collaboration with members of the "Theatre Amisk” troupe, polished off its 47th annual spring show in April, regaling their audience with their production of “Experiencing Technical Difficulties”. They are led by director John Graham, assisted by Richard Hamilton. This men's barbershop group presently has 15 members. Besides their annual spring concert, they enjoy "sing outs". Last year they sang at 12 local senior's homes.
Their guests for this event were the Parkland Women’s Choir, conducted by Lori Suss.
This women’s choir started up in January 2015 and averages 32 members, the youngest of which is 15. Besides entertaining at senior’s centres and personal care homes, they provide Christmas party entertainment and carolling, hosting "A Taste Of Christmas" and evenings of music supporting their local food bank. They are often billed together with the Keystone Chorus and a trio called Stringed Harmony (violin, cello, piano).
Just 4 Joy is a 16-member ladies chamber group that meets bi-weekly to practice part-singing in one of the singers’ homes. They sing at events by invitation, at senior's homes and at Christmas.
The Swan River Festival is up and running again, thanks to the efforts of local organizers, our MCA rep Darlene McKibben among them. This year there were two lovely choirs presenting their selections, much to the delight of the audience. They were the Taylor Elementary School Choir and Heyes School Choir.