Singing Strings camp 2019

Hi everyone –

We hope your summer is going well and you are enjoying the warmer weather we have been having – July is going quickly and before you know it, it will be time for Singing Strings camp!
Our camp dates this year are August 26-28 and we are taking registrations on the evening of August 1 – please bring your $40 camp deposit between 5:30 – 7pm at Park Royal, where Jen and Wendy will meet you in the parlour. If you know you cannot make it that night, please be in touch with either Jen or Natalie to let them know and arrange for another time to give in your deposit.
We need to know how many students are coming in order to have the teachers and schedules in place, and we need money in advance to secure our spot at Park Royal, so please be in touch if you know your student will be coming to camp. If your student will not be coming to camp, please let us know that as well, so we don’t try to chase you down for a week or two… Thanks!
Please see the attached information letter and camp registration form – please print the registration form, fill in the information and bring with you to the registration night on August 1st.
Many thanks and see you at camp!

Singing Strings 2019 Concerto Competition

Hi everyone – it’s that time of year again, we are launching our Singing Strings Concerto Competition! Winners of this competition will be performing one movement of their concerto at our final 2019 season concert, accompanied by the Senior Orchestra.

Application deadline is March 27, 2019 – more information and application forms are attached here.

Singing Strings Concerto Competition 2019

Singing Strings Concerto Competition Form

Registration forms and information 2018-19

Hi everyone –

First rehearsals of all orchestras start TONIGHT at Park Royal United Church, 11 Christie Drive. Junior and Intermediate orchestras start at 3:30pm, Senior orchestra starts at 5pm.

Registration forms are below and fees are due by September 26th, either in full or by paying the first installment. If your child attended the 2018 Singing Strings camp, there is a $10 discount on your fees for the year!

See you all tonight!

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Singing Strings Summer Camp 2018

Hi everyone –

We hope that you are enjoying a lovely summer and taking a well deserved break fro practicing… but that you are thinking ahead to Strings Camp in August! As usual, we are planning a day camp at Park Royal United Church and will be having levels from Pre-Junior to Senior as we did last year, so mark the dates of August 27-29 on your calendar and plan to join us! Attached below are sheets with more information and a registration form.

We ask you to pre-register by August 1st with a deposit of $50 ($25 for the Pre-Junior program) – please drop by Park Royal between 4:30 and 5:30pm that day to drop of registration forms and money and to collect your receipt.

Any questions, please let us know at – hope to see you in August!


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Great concert to catch tomorrow!

Hi everyone – hope you are enjoying a relaxing and fun filled summer! If you are looking to listen to some beautiful music – please check out the concert tomorrow afternoon at the Kirk of St. James with our alumna Christina Bouey – here is more information:

2018 Final Concert!

Come help celebrate the musical successes of our three youth string orchestras: the Junior Orchestra, conducted by Sue Irvine; the Intermediate Orchestra, conducted by Wendy Evers-Forrester and Jenet Clement; and the Senior Orchestra, conducted by Natalie Williams Calhoun. This special concert will also feature our three concerto competition winners: Nicole Zhang, junior cellist; Keili Johnston, intermediate violinist; and Eric Wu, senior violinist. The winners will perform their concertos accompanied by the Senior Orchestra.

The concert will be held on Friday, June 8 at 7:00pm at Park Royal United Church in the church sanctuary, 11 Christie Drive, Charlottetown.
This concert  will also feature a surprise special guest!

Admission will be by retiring collection to help support our program and the many students we work with.

St. Patrick’s Eve – Shamrock Celebration

March 16th from 5-7pm at Park Royal United Church Gym, 11 Christie Dr Charlottetown

The Singing Strings would like to invite you to a musical evening of fun, food and friendship featuring 3 Singing Strings Orchestras and a huge number of Guest Artists. Our chef for the evening is Tyler Gallant and the evening will be hosted by Nils Ling. Entertainment includes Singers Gregory Ellard and Lori Linkletter; Fiddlers Allison Ling-Giggey and Courtney Hogan-Chandler (who are both Singing Strings Alumni); Guitarist Keelin Wedge and Step Dancer Alana Dalziel.

Menu will include Irish Stew, Breads and Desserts, as well as Gluten free Corn Chowder, Breads and Desserts. There will be Coffee, Tea , Juice and Ginger Ale

As this is our Anniversary Year, we will have a photo display spanning 40 years, a silent dessert auction, 40th Anniversary Mugs for sale and much more.

Tickets: $15 (adults);  $10 (children) All proceeds for Singing Strings Travel fund and The Soup Kitchen. Please call (902) 672-2839 to reserve your spot for the event.

Corelli Christmas Concerto Alumni Event

Hi everyone –

We finally have the schedule finalized for the Corelli Christmas Concerto event happening on WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 27th. If you are able to come, please do! If you can’t make it, we will miss you but we wish you the best of relaxing holidays. Everything will be happening at Park Royal United Church (11 Christie Drive) in the sanctuary.

3:30pm – 5:00pm: Rehearsal with everyone and Dr. Karem Simon from UPEI, who will be our conductor.

5pm – dinner break – we might order pizza or something so we don’t have to go anywhere.

7pm – performance for whoever wants to come! Admission will be by donation, so bring your family and friends for an evening of music.

Parts for the Corelli are here:

Corelli Christmas Ripieno parts

so you should be able to print off a part or at least download it somewhere readable. I will make sure to have spare parts there on the day as well in case you don’t have time to print the parts.

If you know of other Singing Strings alumni who might want to come, please pass the music and the information on to them. We would love to make this a huge celebration to start the 40th year of the Singing Strings!

Coffee and conversation will follow, so plan to hang around for a bit to catch up with old friends.

Any questions, please let me know! Have a wonderful holiday break and we hope to see many of you on the 27th.

Thanks, Natalie & Jen

40th Anniversary Mugs!

2018 is the 40th anniversary season of the Singing Strings, as the first ever performance was January 1, 1978 at the Lieutenant Governor’s Levee. To commemorate this celebratory occasion, order a 40th Anniversary mug for only $12 ($10 for Singing Strings students) as a memento or a Christmas gift!

Email or call Jen at (902) 672-2839 to place your order!IMG_0053