Named for the singing femmes fatales of Greek mythology, Sirens is an award-winning women’s choral ensemble based in Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island. Under the artistic direction of Kelsea McLean, the group is lauded for its pure tone quality, sensitive musicality and tight ensemble. Sirens produces two full-length programs each season and performs at a variety of concerts, fundraisers, events and workshops.
A recipient of several awards at the local and provincial music festivals in 2015, Sirens earned the Richard W. Cooke award at the FCMF National Music Festival, placing first in the Choral Ensemble class. That same year, Sirens also received a nomination for Music PEI’s award for Achievement in Classical or Jazz.
In past seasons, Sirens performed with the Prince Edward Island Symphony Orchestra, the Halifax Camerata Singers, The Aeolian Singers, The Mi’kmaq Heritage Actors, The Atlantic String Machine, singer-songwriter Meaghan Blanchard, soprano Tracy Cantin, and pianist Robert Kortgaard. Sirens has appeared at the renowned Indian River Festival (2015, 2016, 2018) and performed for Her Imperial Highness Princess Takamado of Japan in August 2019. In July 2018, Sirens was featured in performance at Podium (St. John’s, NL), Canada’s national choral conference and festival.
In November 2020, Sirens released its debut album Boundless, which received four Music PEI award nominations. The album was recorded in December 2019 in the beautiful acoustics of the Church of St. Bonaventure in Tracadie Cross, PEI.