Are you a choral musician looking for professional development opportunities? Do you ever wonder how Sirens prepares for its upcoming performances? On Sunday, February 25th at 4-5pm, Sirens will be hosting a FREE 1-hour open rehearsal.

With help from the Province of Prince Edward Island, Sirens is pleased to host Dr. Janet Brenneman for a weekend of intensive workshops and rehearsals as we prepare for our performance at Podium 2018 Conference & Festival this summer. Dr. Brenneman is a leader in the Canadian choral community with a wealth of knowledge and experience. Venue is Park Royal Church, Charlottetown.

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About Dr. Brenneman

In addition to conducting CMU Singers, Chamber Choir and Women’s Chorus, Janet teaches courses in music education at CMU. Janet holds Bachelor and Master Degrees in Music Education from the University of Toronto, and a PhD in Music Education from Michigan State University. Her research interests include gender issues in conducting, music education philosophy, and the boys’ changing voice.

Born and raised in Wellesley, Ontario Janet now calls Winnipeg home since 2000. She shares her gifts with the community by conducting for Pembina Trails Voices, at Bethel Mennonite Church, and as the newly appointed Artistic Director of Renaissance Voices, an auditioned chamber choir in Winnipeg. She is also Co-Conductor of the Mennonite Festival Chorus. The wisdoms and knowledge of her conducting teachers Doreen Rao, Elmer Iseler, and Charles Smith continue to inspire Janet. She is a former conductor of the Woodstock Fanshawe Singers, and the Mennonite Centre Children’s Choir in Toronto. Frequently in demand as a choral clinician and adjudicator, Janet taught at the Choral Music Experience Institute with Doreen Rao and the Toronto Bach Festival with Helmuth Rilling.

Due to popular demand, Sirens sell-out cabaret is back! The second edition of “Songs of Sirens” will take place on Friday, March 16, 8:00pm at The Guild in Charlottetown.

26913522_10155936733585930_1690687723_nSingers will break out into solos, duos and trios for an evening of songs ranging from musical theatre, to folk, pop and jazz. Singers will be joined by Stephanie Cole at the piano, along with other special musical guests. Ensemble members come together to perform songs from Imogen Heap and Wailin’ Jennys and more! There will also be a silent auction with a number of fantastic prizes from local businesses and artisans.

All proceeds are in support of Sirens programming and educational outreach, including the ensemble’s trip to Podium 2018 in Newfoundland. Podium is Canada’s choral conference and festival – Sirens is thrilled to represent PEI at this national event!

Tickets for “Songs of Sirens” can be purchased through The Guild box office on the corner of Queen and Richmond Streets, over the phone (902-620-3333), or online at http://www.theguildpei.com.

 


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