This spring, the Pender Harbour Choir celebrates the 150th birthday of our country with their concert “Shades of Summer Light – A Canadian Tribute.” The program, conducted by Kenneth Norman Johnson and accompanied by David Poon, features a variety of Canadian music, including well-known folk songs, songs written and made popular by Canadian artists, and a selection of beautiful new works by Canadian composers. An evening not to be missed, featuring a welcome reception followed by the concert program.
Please join us for Shades of Summer Light in the beautiful setting of the Sunshine Coast Botanical Garden in Sechelt, Saturday May 27th and the historic School of Music in Pender Harbour Sunday May 28th. The receptions for both begin at 7:00pm
Tickets are $20, and available at Earth Fair in Madeira Park, Sechelt Visitor Centre and from choir members.
Pender Harbour Choir
General Information: SATB community choir, approximately 30 members, member of B.C. Choral Federation
Repertoire: mixture of classical, folk, show tunes, pop and Canadian pieces
Season: September to June inclusive
Rehearsals: Tuesday evenings, 7:00–9:00 p.m., School of Music, Madeira Park
Performances: Two concerts in each of the Fall (September–December) and Spring (January–June) terms and additional community events during the season. The choir participates in the Sunshine Coast Festival of the Performing Arts each April.
Fee: Annual dues
Contact: For more information about membership, fees or repertoire, please call Director Kenneth Norman Johnson at (604)883-0681.
The Pender Harbour Choir (PHC) is the longest running choral group on the Sunshine Coast of B.C. Established in 1973; it is composed of men and women from up and down the Sunshine Coast who love to sing. Under the leadership of Choral Director Kenneth Norman Johnson, choir rehearsals focus on preparations for performances in December and June. The choir also participates annually in the Pender Harbour Remembrance Day ceremony in November and joins in the Sunshine Coast Festival of the Performing Arts in April. In both spring and fall terms, the choir performs for the residents of Shornecliffe and Totem Lodge in Sechelt. Our members are involved with Arts Week at the local elementary school each spring, and participate in choral initiatives, such as ChorFest, and billeting traveling choirs for Kathaumixw. The choir periodically arranges choral and vocal workshops and attends those offered by BC Choral Federation on the Coast, to support our development as singers.
In addition to admissions and annual membership dues, the choir is supported through fundraising efforts throughout the year. The choir runs the concession at the Pender Harbour Music Society’s monthly School of Music Coffee House, as well as organising special events and raffles.
Pender Harbour Choir continues its long tradition of bringing choral music to the Sunshine Coast, as from year to year it fosters a love for choral music, inspires and brings together the community in their appreciation of the choral arts, and nurtures camaraderie among its members.
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