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.

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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 singingstringspei@gmail.com or call Jen at (902) 672-2839 to place your order!IMG_0053

Concert to attend this coming Friday!

Hi everyone –

 

Mark your calendars for this coming Friday, October 20 when Singing Strings alumna Christina Bouey is performing a recital at UPEI as part of their Recital Series.

UPEI Recital Series presents Christina Bouey, violin & Pierre-André Doucet, piano
Friday October 20th, 7:30pm, Steel Recital Hall, UPEI
Tickets at the door, $20 for Adults/Seniors, $15 for Students

Two extraordinary Atlantic Canadians join forces to bring their musical gifts back home! Debut Atlantic has teamed up Prince Edward Island violinist Christina Bouey and New Brunswick pianist Pierre-André Doucet for a special program sure to lift your spirits. Two musical powerhouses, this duo is sure to ignite the stage!

Program will include:

The Lark Ascending by R. Vaughan Williams
“Halmoni/Grandma” by Christina Bouey (a world premiere, written in memory of her two grandmothers, Korean/Irish)
Violin Sonata No. 1 in A Major by Gabriel Fauré
Impromptu in E-flat Major, Op. 24, No. 3 “Eros” by Sergei Bortkiewicz
Violin Sonata by Claude Debussy
Birds in Warped Time by Somei Satoh
Violin Sonata No. 1 in d minor (4th mvt) by Camille Saint-Saëns

Registration Reminder

This is a quick reminder that registration for the 2017-18 season of Singing Strings is DUE this coming Wednesday (September 27) so please bring your completed registration form and money for either both terms or first term of orchestra with you (or your child) to rehearsal this week.

Here is a PDF copy of the registration form if you need one, or we can email a copy to you if you contact us at singingstringspei@gmail.com before Wednesday morning.

Reg Singing Strings 2017-18

Just a reminder that registration fees are as follows:

-Junior Orchestra: $210 for the year, or $105 due September 27/17 and February 7/18

-Intermediate Orchestra: $240 for the year, or $120 due September 27/17 and February 7/18

-Senior Orchestra: $260 for the year, or $130 due September 27/17 and February 7/18

 

If there are any financial concerns, please get in touch with either your conductor (Sue, Jen, Wendy or Natalie) or at the email above and we will see what we can do to help!