Now entering its fifth season, Harmonia is Sirens’ premiere educational program for girls between the ages of 11-18. Have fun, make new friends, and discover the joys of singing in a group – Harmonia is a community where girls can feel safe to find their voices through music. Focus is placed on strong vocal technique, musicianship, and music theory, all while having fun, of course! Harmonia is under the direction of Kelsea McLean, with pianist Andrea Ellis, both experienced music educators.
Harmonia has participated in the Queen’s County Music Festival earning the Community Youth Choir Award in 2017 and 2018, and also won the Connie and Bud Ings Award for Youth Choir at the Provincial Music Festival in 2018. In past seasons, Harmonia has collaborated with Sirens and the PEI Symphony Orchestra. As well, the ensemble has performed at Province House, Music Monday, and PEI Junior Honour Choir events.
“Harmonia is my favourite activity any of my kids have ever taken. My daughter is always singing! She loves the girls in the choir. She loves Kelsea and Andrea. She is learning so much. The concerts are wonderful. My wife and I thank our stars every day that the Sirens have developed this educational service aspect to their choir. She will return, 100%. Her little sister can’t wait to be a Harmonia girl, too.” – Harmonia parent, 2017-present
This season, singers will prepare for winter and spring concerts, perform at select events within the community, and participate in two retreats focused on musicianship and ensemble bonding. CLICK HERE to learn how you can sing with Harmonia!
“When I know we have a practice, I am very happy. I love singing with as the girls I have met have become good friends, and you are always made to feel that you are a special part of the group!” – Harmonia member, 2015-present