Harmonia is a choir for 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 sixth season and is now accepting new singers.

This year will be a profoundly different one. COVID-19 has disrupted our lives in ways we never imagined. Yet Harmonia is still a community where girls can feel safe to find their voices through music.

Sirens Choral Association (SCA) runs Harmonia as its principal educational program. The group will provide meaningful educational opportunities for singers, while maintaining the strict health and safety protocols recommended by the Chief Public Health Office.

Under the direction of Kelsea McLean and Andrea Ellis, the program will offer small-group, in-person sessions, and incorporate online learning. The challenge of the pandemic is also bringing exciting opportunities: one-on-one singing lessons, virtual networking with other choirs from across Canada, online workshops with composers, and virtual projects and performances.

In addition to these new learning experiences, Harmonia is expanding to include two choirs: Harmonia Junior for girls aged 10-14, and Harmonia Senior for girls aged 14-19.

ENSEMBLE INFORMATION

  • Location: Charlottetown area, location to be determined;
  • New! Harmonia has expanded to include two choirs: Harmonia Junior for girls aged 10-14, and Harmonia Senior for girls aged 14-19; 
  • Rehearsals are Tuesday evenings, 6:00 – 7:00 PM for Harmonia Junior, and 7:30-8:45 PM for Harmonia Senior; 
  • There will be a virtual orientation for parents and singers on Tuesday, September 15, 7:00 PM
  • Regular rehearsals begin on September 22, and will run Tuesday evenings until May
  • Singers will attend either a virtual or in-person rehearsal every week. Harmonia will operate on a 3-week rotation. Every child will rotate between: in-person rehearsal, “tune-in” by Zoom to an in-person rehearsal, and virtual Zoom rehearsal; 
  • Harmonia will produce two virtual projects: one in December, and one in May;
  • Singers will receive specialized vocal training specific to the girl’s developing voice;
  • New opportunities this season include: one-on-one singing lessons, virtual networking with other choirs from across Canada, and online workshops with composers;
  • Registration for the year is $125. No child will be excluded from participation due to financial reasons; please reach out to us directly with any questions you may have;
  • Community Service Bursary are awarded to participating high school students;
  • Sirens Choral Association Inc. will follow strict health and safety protocols (click here)

Email Kelsea McLean (kelsea@sirenschoir.com) to register your daughter!

Under the terms outlined by Prince Edward Island’s Chief Public Health Office, Sirens Choral Association (SCA) Inc. has made the difficult decision to cancel the remainder of its 2019-2020 season. This includes all activities for Sirens, Harmonia Girls’ Choir, and the Indian River Festival Chorus, as well as the postponement of the release of Sirens’ debut album “Boundless”.

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This was a difficult and heartbreaking decision for Sirens Organizing Committee and Board of Directors. In times like these, our organization feels an obligation to share with our audiences, and engage our singers with music-making – it just feels unnatural not to be singing together. However, it is our top priority to protect the health of our singers, audience members and stakeholders; after all, “the best way we can come together right now is by staying apart.”

SCA is hopeful that we will resume regular activity in September, and begin preparing for an exciting concert season in 2020-2021. We look forward to health, and gathering as a community someday soon!