March 05, 2014

First Semester: In Review

Dear choristers, parents and lovers of song,

Happy New Year, and welcome to the second semester of the Surrey Children’s Choir family of choir’s 22nd season!  Our first semester was incredibly successful, marked by fun and efficient choir retreats, collaboration with another local children’s choir, community engagements and, as always, beautiful song. 

Highlights of the first semester:
Senior Choir Retreat to Timberline Ranch in Maple Ridge

Youth Choir Retreat to Harrison Hot Springs

Senior Choir performing 'Jellicle Cats' at Christ Church Cathedral

Junior Choir at our Halloween Concert with the Vancouver Children's Choir

Heritage Caroling at Burnaby Village Museum

Anthem and intermission performance at Surrey Eagles Junior A Hockey Game

Annual Family Christmas Concert, First United Church, White Rock

Sunday Service Performance at Gilmore United Church, Richmond

Carols of Comfort at First Memorial Funeral Services, Fraser Heights, Surrey

Carols and Sing-Along at Surrey's "Pioneer Christmas"

Looking Ahead in 2014 –
The Senior, Chamber and Youth Choirs, and the Adult Community Chorus have already begun work for this April’s Spring Concert – featuring Mozart’s C Minor Mass.  Continuing to honour his centenary year, the Chamber Choir will present Benjamin Britten’s Kyrie. 

In April and May, the choirs will compete at the annual Vancouver and Fraser Valley Kiwanis Festivals.  Best of luck to all the choirs, and here’s hoping the Seniors maintain their Provincial title!

This May, the Senior, Chamber and Youth choirs will embark on a tour of the Gulf Islands to share their love of song with residents there.

Also in May, the ‘family of choirs’ will present its year-end concert at the Surrey Arts Centre on Mother’s Day, Sunday May 11th.

With great excitement for the remainder of our 22nd season,

Stephen Horning
Artistic Director
Surrey Children’s Choir ‘Family of Choirs’