Children’s choir starts Jan. 14

The new Chilliwack Children's Choir will perform with the Chilliwack Symphony Orchestra. Rehearsals begin Jan. 14 at St Mary's Parish.

The new Chilliwack Children's Choir will provide the opportunity for young singers to perform with the Chilliwack Symphony Orchestra. Rehearsals begin Jan. 14 at St Mary's Parish.

The new Chilliwack Children's Choir will provide the opportunity for young singers to perform with the Chilliwack Symphony Orchestra. Rehearsals begin Jan. 14 at St Mary's Parish.

Does your child dream of singing on stage?

Registration is now open for the Chilliwack Children’s Choir, developed and lead by Chilliwack Symphony Orchestra (CSO) conductor Paula DeWit.

“This is something that I’ve been wanting to do for a really long time,” DeWit enthused. “I have a big vision for it.”

DeWit envisions the Chilliwack Children’s Choir as a means to aspire young Chilliwack singers (aged 7 and up) by giving them the opportunity to grow and develop as musicians, performers, and members of our community.

She’s seen the enthusiasm of our local singing children before. DeWit conducted a children’s choir from St. Mary’s Elementary as they joined the CSO on stage for Messiah in December, and students from Bernard Elementary in the year prior.

The children’s choir will perform with the Chilliwack Symphony Orchestra and Chorus, and may be asked to sing at one or two other events over the course of the year.

Students will learn the value of teamwork and will enjoy a profound sense of accomplishment at the progress that they make throughout the year.

Music from around the world will broaden their musical horizons. Children will sing in foreign languages, learn classic pieces of choral music, and experiment with exciting choral arrangements for contemporary popular music.

Rehearsals are Thursdays from 3:30 to 4:30 p.m. at St. Mary’s Parish (8909 Mary Street), beginning Jan. 14.

Tuition is $30 for the first four-month term. Consecutive terms will be scheduled in the future.

To learn more and enrol, print and complete the registration form from pauladewit.com and bring it to St. Mary’s on Jan. 14. Call Paula DeWit at 604-795-0521 for further information.