Harmonia is a choir for self-identifying girls who love to sing. It provides a safe place where girls can have fun, make new friends, and discover the joys of singing in a group. The ensemble is starting its eighth season and is now accepting new singers.
Sirens Choral Association (SCA) runs Harmonia as its principal educational program. The group will provide meaningful educational opportunities for singers, while maintaining the health and safety protocols recommended by the Chief Public Health Office.
Under the leadership of Kelsea McLean, artistic director, and Andrea Ellis, assistant director and pianist, Harmonia’s programming includes two choirs: Harmonia Junior for self-identifying girls aged 10-14, and Harmonia Senior for self-identifying girls aged 14-19. New in the 2022-23 season, Harmonia is pleased to offer the Athena Mentorship Programming, providing senior singers with the opportunity to rehearse and perform with Sirens.
In past seasons, Harmonia has participated in local music festivals, earning the Community Youth Choir Award in 2017 and 2018 at the Queen’s County Music Festival, and Connie and Bud Ings Award for Youth Choir at the PEI Kiwanis Music Festival in 2018. Harmonia has collaborated with Sirens and the PEI Symphony Orchestra, and has performed at Province House, Music Monday, and PEI Junior Honour Choir events. Most recently, Harmonia Girls’ Choir was featured in the official choral recording of “Music is our Medicine” in honor of Music Monday, a national event produced by The Coalition for Music Education.
- Location: Park Royal United Church, Charlottetown;
- Harmonia’s programming includes two choirs: Harmonia Junior for girls aged 10-14, and Harmonia Senior for girls aged 14-19;
- Rehearsals are weekly on Tuesday evenings, 6:30-7:45 PM for Harmonia Junior, and 7:30-9:00 PM for Harmonia Senior, ensembles rehearse together from 7:30-7:45 PM;
- Rehearsals are held in-person, following safety protocols; our safety protocols will continually be reviewed as public health restrictions dictate;
- Regular rehearsals begin on September 20, and will run until April 26;
- Harmonia is planning to produce two concerts this season: Saturday, December 17, 7pm and Saturday, April 29th, 2:30pm;
- Early Bird Registration (until September 1) $150; Regular Registration $175;
- There are bursaries available to those families who may find the registration fee a deterrent to participation. CLICK HERE to learn more;
- The Athena Mentorship Programming provides senior singers with the opportunity to rehearse and perform with Sirens;
- Community Service Bursary hours are awarded to participating high school students.
Email Kelsea McLean (firstname.lastname@example.org) to register your child!