Upcoming concert – violinists should plan to attend!

Hey everyone! On Sunday night, November 1st at 7:30pm, the UPEI Department of Music Recital series presents violinist Joshua Peters, winner of the Eckhardt Gramatte National Music Competition. He will be performing works by Canadian Composers Vivian Fung, John Estacio, and Jordan Pal, with Katherine Dowling, piano.

The concert is in the Dr. Steel Recital Hall on the UPEI campus. Admission is $15 for adults and $10 for students and seniors. Tickets are available at the door, online at www.brownpapertickets.com/profile/573446 (available until 3:30 p.m. on November 1) or by calling (902-566-0507) or emailing (music@upei.ca). This latter option is available only until 4 p.m. Friday, October 30.

Registration for 2015-16 Singing Strings Orchestra

Hi everyone!

We now have our registration forms ready and will send out hard copies with the students this week. If you want to get a jump on things, here is a form that you can download in PDF format from our website.

Reg Singing Strings 201516

Singing Strings fees are the same as last year; $210 for Juniors, $240 for Intermediates and $255 for Seniors. Payments can be made in full or in two installments, due by September 23/15 and February 3/16.

Any questions, please let us know via email at singingstringspei@gmail.com and we will do our best to answer your question!

Thanks,

Natalie, Jen, Wendy & Sue

Camp is underway!

Monday August 31 and we have started camp at Park Royal church… already you can hear the haunting strains of ‘Skye Boat Song’ and the coolness of ‘Moonlight Tango’ drifting through the hallways…

Regular rehearsals start as of Wednesday, September 9th at our usual times:

Junior Orchestra from 3:30 – 4:40pm in the Parlour of Park Royal church

Intermediate Orchestra from 3:30 – 4:45pm in the Sanctuary of Park Royal church

Senior Orchestra from 5 – 7pm in the Sanctuary of Park Royal church

Looking forward to seeing everyone back from vacation and a few new faces into the crowds!

SALE: Buy One, Bring a Friend!

Hi everyone – this came in this week and apologies for not posting this sooner, but there is still time today!

From the Indian River Festival:
Do you regularly attend our classical shows, and have always wanted to introduce a friend to the IRF experience? Perhaps you are a fan of our singer-songwriter performances, but have never attended a classical concert…well, now is the time!

From July 20 to July 24, purchase a ticket to any show from our Classical Series, and bring a friend for free! Concert dates include July 26 with Cecilia String Quartet, August 9 with Ensemble Polaris, September 12 with Pallade Musica and September 18 with Maritime Brass Quintet.

Come enjoy beautiful music in the celebrated acoustics of St. Mary’s!

Contact the Indian River Festival at their website for further details: http://indianriverfestival.com/

Family Matinee – The Magic Flute @ Indian River!

Calling All Parents and Grandparents!
The Indian River Festival invites you to this special family matinee of The Magic Flute on Sunday, August 2nd @ 3:00pm. This is your opportunity to introduce the children in your life to one of the Western World’s favourite live performance traditions – opera!

Special pricing includes:
$20 for adults/seniors
$10 for students
Children 12 and under are free when accompanied by an adult!

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Vienna Sendoff Concert!

On June 26th, at 7pm at Park Royal United Church, come support your Senior Singing Strings Youth Orchestra as they perform all the music that they will be playing while on tour in Europe in July! The evening will feature string orchestra music by Josef Suk, Mozart, Puccini, as well as fun pops arrangements of music from the movie ‘Frozen’ and ‘Pirates of the Caribbean’.

We will also be giving the WORLD PREMIERE of a new piece called ‘Give Voice’ which was written specifically for the Senior Singing Strings by PEI composer, Dr. Richard Covey.

Admission is by donation.

Hope to see you there!