UPDATE: November 12th: Thank you to everyone who attended Voices West! It was an amazing weekend for all involved.
Coastal Sound Music Academy is thrilled to present the 2nd biennial Voices West Youth Choir Festival. We will be welcoming choirs from Edmonton, Nelson, North Battleford, and Red Deer as well as several Metro Vancouver area high school choirs. Featured choirs include:
- Kokopelli Youth Choir (Edmonton, AB) Scout Leithead, Conductor
- Corazon Youth Choir (Nelson, BC) Allison Girvan, Conductor
- Edmonton Youth Choir, John Wiebe, Conductor
- Kamala Youth Choir (North Battleford, SK) Joanne Kasper & Dianne Gryba, Co-‐Conductors
- Ihana Youth Choir (Red Deer, AB) – Lisa Ward, Conductor
- Coastal Sound Youth Choir (Coquitlam, BC) – Carrie Tennant, Conductor
Get set for two high-energy performances featuring some of Western Canada’s top youth choirs as the Coastal Sound Music Academy presents the invitational Voices West Youth Choir Festival onSaturday November 9 at Vancouver’s Canadian Memorial Church (5pm & 8pm). These concerts represent the culmination of a four-day festival where more than 250 young singers have attended workshops, sung together, and made new friends through their shared love of choral music. The public are invited to attend the Voices West Gala Concerts. Tickets are available through the Evergreen Cultural Centre Box Office 604.927.6555 evergreenculturalcentre.ca.
Here’s a sample of the massed choirs performing together at the inaugural 2011 Voices West festival in Edmonton.
“Voices West – Vancouver – (is) easily the highlight of our fall schedule!” enthuses John Weibe, conductor of the Edmonton Youth Choir. “Tours are always high-points in a season and to be able to meet up with five other youth choirs, share our songs and make music together is going to be nothing short of spectacular.”
Each group will be showcased in a set of their best repertoire before combining all 250+ voices for a selection of massed works on a Remembrance Day theme.
Youthful artistry, polished presentation, and beautiful music makes Voices West an unmissable event! Come and let the sound of these energetic and committed young singers wash over you. We promise to rejuvenate your spirit and send you home with a smile on your face and sense of optimism about today’s young people in your heart!
For information contact: 604.522.2762 firstname.lastname@example.org