At the Port Moody City Council meeting last week David Spence, an avid promoter of community arts, gave a presentation to the leaders of the “City of the Arts”.
Coastal Sound Music Academy choirs from the Tri-Cities were well represented during the weeks of the Olympic and Paralympic GAMES.
The Children’s Choir sang at a number of Cultural Olympiad gigs, including being an integral part Panasonic’s private event with Sarah Brightman as well as in the Yaletown LiveCity program, the Coquitlam Mackin Park torch lighting ceremony, and in the Canada Pavilion program. In addition, at the Richmond Olympic Oval in Feb. 2009 “One Year Countdown”, the choir sang along with other school choirs.
The Youth Choir recorded the song “We Rise Again” as the host choir which was used to feedback during the Opening Ceremonies of the Paralympic Games in BC Place.
The Choirs continue to develop a performance program with WATER’S EDGE at the Evergreen Cultural Centre on the 19-21 March weekend. This event is also part of the Cultural Olympiad program, the only one to be held in the northeast sector.
The Youth Choir is presenting SYNERGY 2010 on Saturday, 01st May at 7:00 p.m. at St. Andrew’s-Wesley United Church, Vancouver. This “Festival of Youth Choirs” will include the St. Thomas More Collegiate Chamber Choir, the St. Thomas Aquinas Chamber Choir, and the Burnaby Central Chamber Choir.
The choirs are also preparing to travel in July. The Children’s Choir will travel to Ottawa with a touring program and the Youth Choir with be participating in Kathaumixw as part of Powell River’s International Choral Competition.
Finally, the CSMA is holding a “Gala Dinner Auction” on Saturday, 17th April at Carnoustie Golf Club in Port Coquitlam beginning at 6:00 p.m. Tickets are available by phoning 604-469-5973. Everyone is welcomed to come and enjoy the fun, the food, and the giving of financial support to an essential arts program for young people in the Tri-Cities who have a “Right to Sing”.
The Coastal Sound Music Academy continues to bring “Singing Smart” to audiences the pleasure and delight of young voices to the aura of the west coast.