Now entering its fourth 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 educators and private music instructors.
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. The ensemble regularly collaborates with Sirens, and has performed at Fanning Bank, 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
Twenty-five voices strong for the 2018-19 season, highlights for this year include Christmas performances with Sirens, and a collaboration with the PEI Symphony Orchestra in Mahler’s Symphony no. 3!
“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