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.