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Junior Honours Choir concert to feature 140 P.E.I. students

The P.E.I. Junior Honours Choir presents its annual gala concert featuring grades 4 to 6 students from Alberton to Souris

CHARLOTTETOWN – An upcoming concert in Charlottetown will feature 140 upper elementary students from across P.E.I.

The P.E.I. Junior Honours Choir, now in its sixth year, presents its annual gala concert featuring grades 4 to 6 students from Alberton to Souris.

This enrichment offering, supported by the P.E.I. Department of Education, Early Learning and Culture, and enabled by each student’s music teacher, showcases students who have shown exemplary musical ability, co-operativeness and focus. Gerry Atkins, an Honours Choir student from 2015, says, “Music matters to me because a life without music is a life without feeling, hope, love, and happiness. Music makes you jump up and down, smile, and dance. It’s a feeling you can’t explain. Music is everything to me.”

His enthusiasm is shared by a current Honours Choir member, Sophie Gallant, who noted, “My grandma was not having the best day. When she saw our choir, and we started singing, her day got a lot better.”

The choir will have the opportunity to work with esteemed choral conductor, Dr. Janet Brenneman from the Canadian Mennonite University in Winnipeg, Man. This event will showcase over 140 children’s voices from 20 schools across P.E.I. This year’s concert also features special guests, the MRHS choir under the direction of Christie Beck, and Harmonia Girls Choir under the direction of Kelsea MacLean.

It will be held on Saturday, March 10, from 2:30 to 3:30 p.m., at Park Royal Church in Charlottetown. Storm date for this event is March 17 at the same time. This concert is open to the public. Admission is by donation.

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