Archive for May, 2010

Vic High Community Choir 5th Anniversary Concert

May 19, 2010

The Vic High Community Choir is celebrating their 5th anniversary with a concert Wednesday June 9th, 7:30pm in the Wallace Auditorium at Vic High, 1260 Grant Street, Victoria BC.

Their special guest will be Colleen Eccleston, an engaging performer and phenomenal vocalist.

The choir was formed in 2005 by Mark Hellman, a well know local actor, musician and puppeteer.

I had the pleasure of meeting Mark when he coached my son in voice and acting prior to his auditions for the Canadian College of Performing Arts.

The Vic High Community Choir in concert

“The Vic High Neighbourhood Choir welcomes former students (current ones, too!), staff, faculty, families, friends and neighbours of western Canada’s oldest high school to participate in a non-auditioned a capella vocal ensemble, supporting program development at Victoria High School through participation in school events, fundraising activities, and outreach in the community. The choir explores roots music, sampling from traditions through the ages and from around the world: songs of praise and thanks, chants and hollers, gospels, sea chanteys, laments, celebrations and protest songs. Through a process called ‘Singing in 4 Dimensions’ choir members incorporate rhythm, dance, scatting and harmony into a rich, multi-layered sound guaranteed to bring an audience to its feet!

Created in 2006 (sponsored in part by a grant from BC Hydro) as an extension of my outreach work with the students of Victoria High School’s choral program (under the direction of Eric Emde), the Vic High Neighbourhood Choir is a model for community development and educational innovation now available to other schools and communities on Vancouver Island.”

This is an all ages performance with a suggested donation of $10.00.

Come and celebrate the joy of singing with the Vic High Community Choir June 9th.