Now entering entering its fifth year, Sirens is pleased to announce its 2017-18 concert season!
“Joyful Song” with Harmonia Girls’ Choir
Saturday, November 25 @ 1pm – Park Royal United Church, Charlottetown
Get in the holiday spirit as our angelic girls’ choir sing songs of the season; featuring Harmonia Girls’ Choir and special guests!
“Winter’s Evening” with Sirens
Friday, December 1 @ 7:00pm – Park Royal United Church, Charlottetown
Saturday, December 2 @ 7:00pm – St. Andrew’s United Church, Vernon Bridge
Peace, harmony, snow and the sacred…. Sirens presents an evening of music in celebration of the Christmas and Winter seasons.
“Songs of Sirens: A Fundraising Cabaret”
Friday, March 16 @ 8:00pm – The Guild, Charlottetown
Due to popular demand, our sell-out cabaret is back! Come hear Sirens like they’re rarely heard – ensemble members break out into solos, duos, and trios for an evening of song ranging from folk to musical theatre. All proceeds are in support of Sirens upcoming recording project!
“Sing a New Song” with Harmonia Girls’ Choir and Sirens
Saturday, May 5 @ 1:00pm, Park Royal United Church
We celebrate the rebirth, hope and newness of spring – Harmonia and Sirens come together for this refreshing afternoon performance.
“Tales and Legends” with Sirens
June 2018, Date and Location TBA
Enter the mythical world with music that explores ancient texts, folklore and legends. The concert will include a special preview performance of our newly commissioned work from Canadian choral composer Jeff Enns!
Podium 2018: “Equals on the Edge”
Monday, July 2 @ 8pm, Basilica of St. John the Baptist
Sirens joins forces with some of Canada’s finest equal voice choirs including Xara Choral Theatre, Vancouver Men’s Chorus, and Primus: Amabile Men’s Choir.
More about Sirens…
Named after the singing femmes fatales of Greek mythology, Sirens is an award-winning women’s choral ensemble based out of Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island. Under the artistic direction of Kelsea McLean, the group has developed a strong following of supporters and has been lauded for its pure tone quality, sensitive musicality and tight ensemble. Sirens produces two full-length concert programs each season while maintaining a busy schedule performing at a variety of concerts, fundraisers, events and workshops.
A recipient of several awards at the local and provincial music festivals in 2015, Sirens earned the Richard W. Cooke award at the FCMF National Music Festival, placing first in the Choral Ensemble Class. That same year, Sirens also received a nomination for Music PEI’s award for Achievement in Classical or Jazz.
During the 2016-17 concert season, Sirens performed alongside the Prince Edward Island Symphony Orchestra and the Halifax Camerata Singers. The ensemble has also collaborated with The Atlantic String Machine, singer-songwriter Meaghan Blanchard, soprano Tracy Cantin, pianist Robert Kortgaard, and violinist Sean Kemp. Sirens has been featured at the renowned Indian River Festival (2015, 2016) and the UPEI Department of Music Recital Series (2015). During the 2017-18 season, Sirens will be featured in performance at Podium (St. John’s, NL), Canada’s national choral conference and festival.
Committed to fostering the development of choral music in Prince Edward Island, Sirens initiated Harmonia Girls’ Choir in fall of 2015 to nurture the next generation of PEI’s female choral singers.