Young Sudbury Singers adding Valley Choir

Sudbury Star

Members of the Young Sudbury Singers perform at a tree-lighting ceremony at Tom Davies Square in Sudbury, Ont. on Friday December 7, 2018. The inaugural event featured hot chocolate and light refreshments, children’s activities and a visit by the Sudbury Wolves Howler. The tree will light up the courtyard until Jan. 7. John Lappa/Sudbury Star/Postmedia Network John Lappa / John Lappa/Sudbury Star

The Young Sudbury Singers, Sudbury’s premier choir for children and youth, announce its 2019-20 season, including the addition of our new Valley Choir serving Valley East, Hanmer and Capreol.

All young musicians from SK to high school are invited to join the Young Sudbury Singers. Participants can expect to sing, laugh, and learn a wide variety of music in a safe and supportive environment that will foster a lifelong love of singing.

The choir has several exciting performances planned, including:

– participation in Valley East Days and Culture Days weekend in September;

– presenting two major concerts in December and May; and

– performing at the Kiwanis Music Festival in April.

More information about the 2019-20 season is available at www.youngsudburysingers.ca.

The young Sudbury Singers offer four choirs that families can choose from:

  • The Senior Choir (Grade 5+) and Junior Choir (Grade 2 to 4) will rehearse on Wednesday evenings at Sudbury Secondary School, 154 College St., starting at 6 p.m. Registration Night is on Wednesday, Sept. 11.
  • The Beginner Choir (SK to Grade 2) will meet on Saturdays at R. L. Beattie Public School, 102 Loach’s Rd., starting at 10:30 a.m. Registration Day is on Saturday, Sept. 14.
  • The new Valley Choir (Grade 3 to 7) will rehearse on Tuesday evenings at Valley View Public School, 1840 Valleyview Rd., starting at 6. Registration Night will be on Tuesday, Oct. 15.

All four choirs will rehearse weekly at these locations until early May (excluding school holidays).

Heather Charsley will direct the Senior Choir and Valley Choir. Heather teaches music and the arts at C R Judd Public School, and serves as the director of music at St. Alban the Martyr Church.

Colette Nadeau will direct the Junior and Beginner Choirs. Colette conducts the school band and choir at R. L. Beattie PS and serves as executive director for the Northern Ontario Music Festival.

The Young Sudbury Singers have kept registration fees low so that the choir remains accessible to all youth in the community. Fees are $250 a year for the Senior Choir, $225 for the Junior Choir and $200 for the Beginner Choir. The Valley Choir fees are $75 for the fall term (October to December), and $100 for the winter/spring term (January to May).

Discounts are available for families with two or more singers. Families may also apply to our Sponsorship Fund to partially subsidize their fees.

To download a registration form, visit our website at www.youngsudburysingers.ca. For more information, contact Ralph McIntosh at 705-662 0115 or youngsudburysingers@gmail.com.

Background

Young Sudbury Singers was established in 2007 by David Buley, former associate professor of Music Education at Laurentian University.

The choirs present two concerts annually and regularly perform at community events in the Greater Sudbury area.

A member of Choirs Ontario, they have appeared on CBC Radio and the CTV-Lions Club Telethon, and earned a Gold or High Gold Standard at each of the last 10 Kiwanis Music Festivals.

Highlights from recent seasons include:

– Concerts with the Bel Canto Chorus, Sudbury Chamber Singers, and Heart & Soul Singers,

  • A choral celebration of Canada’s 150th birthday featuring 200 singers from seven choirs.
  • Tales of a Charlie Brown Christmas with the Jerry Granelli Trio.
  • Performances with the Laurentian University Chorus, Sudbury Symphony Orchestra, Sudbury Youth Orchestra, and No Strings Attached Community Band.

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