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Chorus Niagara Children’s Choir FEEL GOOD concert
May 16 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Chorus Niagara Children’s Choir (CNCC) wraps up its 2020-2021 season on a virtual stage. The end of the year presentation FEEL GOOD! will air as a Facebook Watch Party on Sunday, May 16th at 3:00PM on the CNCC Facebook Page.
The children will perform songs that are bound to make you FEEL GOOD! They’ll share funny stories and jokes; and perform well-known musical favourites like ‘A Million Dreams from The Greatest Showman, ‘I Won’t Grow UP’ from Peter Pan, Carole King’s ‘You’ve Got A Friend’ AND MORE!
The CNCC are excited to be joined by the Avanti Chamber Singers, the Timothy Eaton Memorial Church Choir School, and Special Guests from The Niagara Children’s Centre.
Keeping young choristers engaged has been a challenge during the pandemic, but the CNCC staff made sure it was an enriching and fun experience for the children, said Amanda Nelli, Artistic Director, CNCC. Virtual theory and sight singing lessons, weekly Zoom rehearsals, and participation in a series of really interesting musical events that have helped to keep the choral community alive for CNCC members.
CNCC member Elli, had this to say, This year choir has been a distraction from the difficulties of COVID. It has been great seeing my friends on zoom, both old and new. I would much rather be attending in person, but I am so grateful that I have online choir to look forward to every week.
The final presentation will conclude a full season of online choral programming offered to young singers since the COVID-19 pandemic prohibited safe in-person choral events. The CNCC community stayed active and connected, and found fresh ways to create music and engage with one another including artist talks (Clelia Scala (visual artist), Brian Salmon (radio talk show workshop)), fun nights, and participating in workshops on topics including Expressive Movement and Musical Theatre, and even learning a song in American Sign Language (ASL).
One of the most exciting developments was the commissioning of two Canadian Composers that worked with the kids to create four new Canadian works for them to perform in a virtual environment. We are grateful to the City of St. Catharines for their support through the SCCIP Arts and Culture Revitalization Program that made it possible to work with Tracy Wong and Matthew Emery.
I could not be prouder of these young choristers, said Jennifer McKillop, conductor, Intermediate, and Training Choirs. By participating in a virtual choir season, they are not only showing the world that they are resilient, but that they can break through any barrier to their success and well-being. We have had so much fun through zoom rehearsals and also stayed on top of theory fundamentals, skills and technique through online programs, games and challenges. Choristers have also stretched their creativity through fun workshops, trivia and group activities. I am so looking forward to our upcoming concert!!!
CNCC Parent Kevin Dyck, had this to say, When you can’t change what’s out of your control, you focus on what you can control. And, wow, did CNCC ever take control of what they could this season by implementing a top-notch, comprehensive choir program for 2020-2021! While online, choristers sang, practiced their sight-reading and theory, and were able to be together each Wednesday. While she missed out on many opportunities this year, she did not miss out on choir! As parents, we are truly impressed and very grateful for the opportunity and privilege our daughter had to make music with CNCC this school year! Thanks to Amanda and the whole team! Well done!
About Chorus Niagara Children’s Choir
Chorus Niagara Children’s Choir is a dynamic and fun choir for children facilitated by highly qualified music professionals and led by Artistic Director Amanda Nelli.
- May 16
3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
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