Harmonia Girls’ Choir delivers its final concert of the year on Saturday, May 5th, 1pm at Park Royal United Church. “Sing a New Song” will include a special performance by women’s choral ensemble, Sirens.

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The program celebrates youth, rebirth, hope and newness of spring – Harmonia and Sirens are please to come together for this refreshing afternoon concert.

Harmonia Girls’ Choir, now in its third season, is Sirens’ premiere educational program for girls between the ages of 11-18. Having fun, making new friends, and discovering 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. The ensemble regularly collaborates with Sirens, and has performed at Fanning Bank, Music Monday, and PEI Junior Honour Choir events.

Tickets will be available at the door; $10/ticket.

Are you a choral musician looking for professional development opportunities? Do you ever wonder how Sirens prepares for its upcoming performances? On Sunday, February 25th at 4-5pm, Sirens will be hosting a FREE 1-hour open rehearsal.

With help from the Province of Prince Edward Island, Sirens is pleased to host Dr. Janet Brenneman for a weekend of intensive workshops and rehearsals as we prepare for our performance at Podium 2018 Conference & Festival this summer. Dr. Brenneman is a leader in the Canadian choral community with a wealth of knowledge and experience. Venue is Park Royal Church, Charlottetown.

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About Dr. Brenneman

In addition to conducting CMU Singers, Chamber Choir and Women’s Chorus, Janet teaches courses in music education at CMU. Janet holds Bachelor and Master Degrees in Music Education from the University of Toronto, and a PhD in Music Education from Michigan State University. Her research interests include gender issues in conducting, music education philosophy, and the boys’ changing voice.

Born and raised in Wellesley, Ontario Janet now calls Winnipeg home since 2000. She shares her gifts with the community by conducting for Pembina Trails Voices, at Bethel Mennonite Church, and as the newly appointed Artistic Director of Renaissance Voices, an auditioned chamber choir in Winnipeg. She is also Co-Conductor of the Mennonite Festival Chorus. The wisdoms and knowledge of her conducting teachers Doreen Rao, Elmer Iseler, and Charles Smith continue to inspire Janet. She is a former conductor of the Woodstock Fanshawe Singers, and the Mennonite Centre Children’s Choir in Toronto. Frequently in demand as a choral clinician and adjudicator, Janet taught at the Choral Music Experience Institute with Doreen Rao and the Toronto Bach Festival with Helmuth Rilling.