Coquitlam BC – December 1, 2015
Celebrate the Beauty of the Season with Coastal Sound Youth Choir
Come out and celebrate the joy of the season with the nationally award-winning Coastal Sound Youth Choir.
Featuring works by Otto Nicolai, Francis Poulenc, and Bob Chilcott, as well as arrangements of holiday favourites by Jon Washburn, Craig Hella Johnson, and Michael McGlynn, this concert offers a musical journey of introspection and celebration. Eclectic, heartfelt, creative, and full of the energy and determination of youth, Coastal Sound Youth Choir’s annual holiday show has become a destination for music fans across the lower mainland.
Listeners interested in choral music from Scandinavia can look forward to hearing works from Iceland and Sweden. Traditional carols like Still, Still, Still, Carol of the Bells and Here we Come A-Wassailing will also be in the program. Of course it wouldn’t be a Christmas Concert without Coastal Sound’s audience sing-a-longs!
Carrie Tennant, director of Coastal Sound Youth Choir says “We are so excited to be presenting our Christmas concert this season at St John’s Shaughnessy Anglican Church. The sanctuary is absolutely stunning – aesthetically AND acoustically. We are thrilled to have the opportunity to perform there, and we know listeners will appreciate the beauty of the space.”
Christmas with the Coastal Sound Youth Choir:
Friday, December 11th, 7:30pm
St John’s Shaughnessy Anglican Church, 1490 Nanton Street at Granville, Vancouver
Tickets: Adults $20/ Seniors $15/Child 12 and under $10 available online: Click Here
About Coastal Sound Youth Choir
The Coastal Sound Youth Choir has become known in the Canadian choral community for their passionate and imaginative performances. The choir is made up of 65 young people aged 14-22, representing over ten different municipalities from across the Metro Vancouver area of British Columbia. Eclectic, heartfelt, creative, and full of the energy and determination of youth, Coastal Sound Youth Choir performances have become a destination for music fans across the region.
Coastal Sound has been featured on CBC Radio for their work with their popular Indiekör concerts, which bring together the choir with local indie-rock band the Salteens. In summer of 2014, Indiekör and Coastal Sound was the subject of a 30 minute documentary for Telus Optik TV.
Coastal Sound singers love to connect with and learn from other choirs, and over the past few years they have shared the stage with Vancouver Cantata Singers, Kokopelli, Elektra Women’s Choir, musica intima, and the Nylons. Repeated award winners at the National Music Festival, in 2013 Coastal Sound was awarded first place in the youth choir category at the ACCC National Competition for Amateur Choirs, and traveled to Montana to participate in the International Choral Festival. In June of 2013, the choir was chosen, along with Elektra Women’s Choir, to represent Canada at the 2013 Chorus America Conference.
Most importantly, Coastal Sound singers believe that there is “no better way to learn about compassion, humanity, integrity, and beauty, than by making music with people you care about” (Stephanie Browning – Alto 2)
For more information, photos or to request an interview contact:
Andrea Howorth 604.802.2440 or 604.552.2762
PDF File CSMA News Release – Christmas with Youth Choir 2015 Final