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Sirens and Mi’kmaq Heritage Actors together in a part of me and you

Sirens will kick off its 2018-19 season with a concert that reflects on the fragility of our planet and the responsibility we have to one another in a part of me and you. This concert will be presented in collaboration with the Mi’kmaq Heritage Actors, best known for their multimedia theatrical work Mi’kmaq Legends. The performance will take place on November 17, 2018 at 7:30 pm at the Steel Recital Hall at UPEI.

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Singers and actors alike will reflect on challenges like reconciliation, sustainability and taking action, with a particular focus on PEI. Sirens will be joined by the Mi’kmaq Heritage Actors in the PEI premiere of “Sorrow Song for Whales,” a work by Canadian composer Jeff Enns, with lyrics by PEI’s Poet Laureate Deirdre Kessler. Kessler based her lyrics on a Mi’kmaq legend as told by Elder Matilda Knockwood Snache. The song tells a parallel story to the original legend, and contemplates the plight of whales and our shared responsibility to the earth.

The concert will also feature the world premiere of “Thee,” a new work by Island composer E.K.R. Hammell, based on a text by L.M. Montgomery. “Thee” is a reflection on heartbreak and the value of shared personal experiences. Another piece, “How the Blossoms are Falling,” is a Canadian composition with text by Joy Kogawa, a Japanese-Canadian woman who was imprisoned in a Japanese internment camp during World War Two. The lyrics speak of forgiveness, moving forward, and the natural evolution of life.

Tickets are $20 for adults, $18 for seniors, and $10 for students. Tickets may be purchased online or at the door.

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Now in its sixth season, Sirens is back for another year of exciting programming! The 2018-19 season includes a number of exciting collaborations and performances from our choral education program Harmonia Girls’ Choir. Check out our listing of shows below!

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“a part of me and you” with Sirens and Mi’Kmaq Heritage Actors

Saturday, November 17 @ 7:30 pm – Steel Recital Hall, UPEI, Charlottetown

This beautiful earth is ours. Through song, poetry, dance and theatre, Sirens and the Mi’Kmaq Heritage Actors remind their audience of the fragility of our planet, and the responsibility we have to one another. The Mi’Kmaq Heritage Actors produce the successful multi-media theatrical experience Mi’Kmaq Legends. 


“O Star” with Sirens, Harmonia Girls’ Choir and guests

Saturday, December 8 @ 7:30 pm – Park Royal United Church, Charlottetown

Sunday, December 9 @ 3:00 pm – St. Andrew’s United Church, Vernon Bridge

The magic and wonder of the Christmas Season – follow Sirens and Harmonia as they navigate the North Star, and the mysterious, multifaceted nature of Mother Mary. Sirens is pleased to welcome the St. Andrew’s Senior Choir during the Vernon Bridge performance.


“The World of Mahler 3” with PEI Symphony Orchestra, Sirens and Harmonia Girls’ Choir

Sunday, April 14 @ 2:30 pm – Homburg Theatre, CCOA, Charlottetown

The Sirens family is pleased to join the PEISO and community choral singers in this choral-orchestra extravaganza! Mahler’s Symphony No. 3 is scored for soloists, two choirs, and extended orchestra. This infrequently performed work is considered one of the 10 greatest symphonies of all time by BBC Music Magazine.


“A Letter from a Girl to the World” with Harmonia Girls’ Choir

Saturday, May 11 @ 3:00 pm – Park Royal United Church, Charlottetown

Finding their voice within a community of young women, Harmonia celebrates girl power in this collection of youthful, empowering songs to close out the ensemble’s 4th season.


“Sea Songs” with Sirens and The Aeolian Singers

Saturday, May 18 @ 3:00pm – Park Royal United Church, Charlottetown

Maritime women sing Maritime songs – Sirens is joined by Halifax’s Aeolian Singers in this presentation of songs from the sea. Folklore, water, and Maritime life are common themes that bring these two Atlantic Canadian womens’ choirs together!


Ticket information available here!