After several years of planning and dreaming, the inaugural GVSD Divisional Youth Choir took flight this spring. Meeting once a week during the month of April, 35 eager Grades 5-8 singers met at Garden Valley Collegiate.
Under the direction of Melanie Urichuk, Choral Director at GVC, and Karen Giesbrecht, Choral Director at Northlands Parkway Collegiate, the students learned basics of vocal production and Choir essentials, as well as learning four songs from a variety of genres. The choir’s efforts were recognized in a final Concert and Celebration for parents, family and friends.
The goal of this project is to provide a solid Choral experience for all divisional students upon their entry into High School, whether their schools already have established programs or not. Giesbrecht and Urichuk have collaborated previously on several events and projects, and by all accounts, this Youth Choir will continue to grow in size and enthusiasm!
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