Bach for Breakfast POSTPONED

Due to the possible forecasted bad weather for March 27th into March 28th, we have decided to postpone the Bach for Breakfast event until Saturday, April 4. The event will still be held at the Rodd Charlottetown Hotel, in the Georgian Room from 10am until 12pm.

Tickets are $20 and are still available from Park Royal United Church, from Singing Strings members or by calling Jen at (902) 672-2839.

Looking forward to seeing a big crowd out to support the Senior Singing Strings trip to the Summa Cum Laude international music festival in Vienna in July!

Bach For Breakfast – this coming Saturday!

Bach for Breakfast

Singing Strings organizers are pleased to be presenting an exciting musical program, ‘Bach for Breakfast’ as part of their fundraising event taking place in the Georgian Room of the Rodd Charlottetown hotel on Saturday, April 4th between 10:00am and 12:00pm.

The musical brunch will include some of the repertoire that the Senior Singing Strings will be performing on their upcoming visit to Vienna this coming July, as part of their participation in the Summa Cum Laude international music festival. There will also be a variety of beautiful solos, chamber music and even your favourite easy listening tunes. During the morning, you will be able to choose your favourite selection from a list provided at your table and have it performed by the orchestra for only a loonie!

Plan to spend some time browsing the silent auction tables and see the wonderful artwork donated by some of PEI’s most famous artists. The morning will be hosted by MC Nils Ling, who will also be auctioning off live one painting and one getaway holiday to the highest bidder.

Tickets are available from 9:00 until 4:00 at Park Royal church from Monday March 23rd until Thursday April 2nd, or you may also reserve tickets by calling (902) 672-2839. Book early to avoid disappointment as seating is limited!

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Rachel Moore, right, prepares her solo, the beautiful Serenade by Toselli, for the upcoming ‘Bach for Breakfast’ event taking place Saturday, April 4th in the Georgian Room of the Rodd Charlottetown hotel between 10:00am and 12:00pm. Looking on are Jen Clement, left, and
Natalie Williams Calhoun, centre, who are arranging the musical program for this unique fundraiser for their upcoming visit to Vienna this coming July.

Bach for Breakfast Event

Mark your calendars! On Saturday, March 28 from 10am until 12:00pm, there will be a wonderful fundraising event to help raise money for the Senior Singing Strings trip to Vienna in July 2015 to compete in the international Summa Cum Laude Youth Music Festival.

Come and enjoy a sumptuous brunch in the Georgian Room of the Rodd Charlottetown Hotel, while enjoying music performed by students of the Senior Singing Strings as well as faculty and guests.

Tickets are $20 and are available from Singing Strings members or by calling Jen at (902) 672-2839.

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How to help Sponsor a Musician

We have a new page added to our blog; how to sponsor a musician. This will help anyone who would like to make a donation, however large or small, towards the wonderful opportunity of our trip to Vienna in July 2015 to compete in the Summa Cum Laude music festival.

The orchestra consists of 18 members (11 violins, 4 violas, 2 cellos, 1 double bass) ranging in age from 13 to 19, and the cost is ~$5300 per person. Not only will they compete at the SCL Festival, they will participate in master classes, tour several cities in Europe and perform in Vienna, Salzburg, Prague and Grabenstatt. This is an amazing, once-in-a-lifetime opportunity for these young musicians.

All donations are greatly appreciated and donors will be honored in our spring celebration tea, on our website and will receive a postcard from Vienna. Donations can be made to the Community Foundation of PEI and a tax receipt will be issued. Please note that the donation is for the Singing Strings and specify a student if applicable.

Please check out the Sponsor a Vienna 2015 musician page and see if you are able to help. Posted there are the letter of support from the SCL festival, as well as a copy of our donor letter which gives you more detail about the festival and ways you can support the Singing Strings in this incredible endeavour!

Many thanks,
Natalie

Singing Strings plans a Romantic Valentine’s Evening!

Singing Strings is putting the love back into Islander’s hearts this Valentine’s by providing sweet romantic music for all ages.

Not only will there be beautiful music provided by the Intermediate and Senior Singing Strings but they have added a special love aspect featuring Island singer Suzanne Campbell who will perform a set of her favourite love songs.

The Valentine evening takes place at Park Royal United Church gymnasium on Friday, February 13th beginning at 6:30 pm with Nils Ling as the host for the evening. Tickets are $12.00 for adults and $10.00 for students with children 8 and under free.

“We also have local caterers chef Robert Pendergast and chef Tyler Gallant taking care of the Valentine’s meal with an array of home-made chowders and breads,” says Strings leader Jen Clement. “Another highlight will be the delightful decadent desserts that are donated by various Island bakers and chefs as part of a fun auction to take home or enjoy with your meal.”

“We hope seniors will especially enjoy this Valentine’s event,” concludes Clement. “I hope all ages will join us for this evening of romantic music at a reasonable cost. We even have a dance floor set-up for anyone who wants to dance.”

Funds raised go to support the Intermediate Singing Strings trip to the Halifax Music Festival in April and the Senior Singing Strings trip in July to Vienna. Tickets are available from Singing Strings members. You may also reserve tickets by phone; please call (902) 672-2839 and leave a message. Tickets are also available at the office at Park Royal Church.

Singing Strings Valentine Pic

How to support the Singing Strings

Thank you for your interest in supporting the Singing Strings on either our upcoming Senior orchestra trip to the Summa Cum Laude music festival in Vienna in July 2015, or the upcoming Intermediate orchestra trip to Halifax in April 2015. There are many different ways you can support us, including sponsoring a musician, helping to purchase new tuxes and dresses for performances, or simply by making a donation towards the trip.

Since the Singing Strings is not a registered charity, donations towards the Vienna trip can be made through the Community Foundation of PEI at their office in downtown Charlottetown, or via their website at http://www.cfpei.ca. The Community Foundation will issue tax receipts for these donations.

We are currently not set up to have donations made towards the Intermediate trip through the Community Foundation. Please contact us via email if you have a donation towards the trip to Halifax, but please note we cannot issue tax receipts for those donations. If you have any questions, please email us at singingstringspeiATgmail.com. Many thanks!

Senior Singing Strings – upcoming concerts and appearances

Senior Singing Strings Xmas2014 concerts

Here is an attachment you can download with our upcoming appearances for the 2014 Christmas season. I will also list the concerts here below in case you can’t download the attachment:

December 7, 2014: 11:30 – 12:30pm: Charlottetown Farmers Market Artisan Christmas Market, 100 Belvedere Ave, Charlottetown.

December 7, 2014: 7:00pm Performance in collaboration with the Summerside Community Choir, Park Royal United Church, 11 Christie Drive, Charlottetown. Tickets are $15, $10 for Students and Seniors and available at the door.

December 10, 2014: 4:30 – 5:00pm: Performance at the PEI Association for Newcomers to Canada Christmas celebration, Charlottetown Legion, 99 Pownal Street

December 14, 2014: 7:00pm Performance in collaboration with the Summerside Community Choir, Trinity United Church, 90 Spring Street, Summerside. Tickets are $15, $10 for Students and Seniors and available at the door.

December 19, 2014: 7:00pm An old fashioned Christmas Concert, Bonshaw Community Hall, 599 Riverdale Road, Bonshaw. This concert features Courtney Hogan, fiddler, and is hosted by Nils Ling. Tickets are $10 each and are available through Singing Strings members. Please contact the Singing Strings for more details.

December 27, 2014: 7:00 – 9:00pm. Alumni Christmas Concerto performance, Park Royal church, 11 Christie Drive, Charlottetown.

January 1, 2015: Performance at the Lieutenant Governor’s New Years Levee, Government House, Charlottetown.