Saturday, 4 May 2019
Knox Presbyterian Church, Westport
Workshop 9:30 am with Nicola Oddy $10pp
Choir Festival 1:30pm    Open to the Public *
Mass Choir 3:30pm Open to the Public*
  • Public Entrance by donation with all funds going to the Rideau District High School Instrument Repair Fund
WAC Gathering of Choirs V2

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Workshop with Nicola Oddy 9:30 am

$10 pp – Registration starts at 9am (cash or cheque only please)

Singing in Community: The Breath, the Vowel, and Aerodynamics led by Nicola Oddy

Experience the difference it makes when the vowel shape we make creates an aerodynamic environment that enables us to project, stay in tune, increase our range and inject energy into our sound!  We’ll spend the morning trying techniques for exploring the breath and vowel shape and notice the difference in the result.

Choral Festival 1:30

The afternoon will be songs, songs and more songs.

Each choir will have 20 minutes to sing songs of their choosing.  The Westport Arts Council is expecting to see a wide variety of music and it is sure to be a great afternoon.  A panel of 3 choral experts from the area will be available to provide constructive feedback and next steps to take your choir to the next level.

Mass Choir from 3:30

The festival concludes with a mass choir singing 3 selections.

Hallelujah – Leonard Cohen, Arranged by Roger Emerson

Here’s to Song – Allister MacGillivray, arranged by Lydia Adams

You’ll Never Walk Alone with Climb ev’ry Mountain – Hammerstein & Rodgers, arranged by Mark Hayes


Lunch from 11:30am – 1pm  WAC has arranged a Festival Lunch Buffet at the Cove Country Inn $15.99 plus HST&Gratuity as an option for festival participants. There are plenty of eating establishments, picnic tables and benches around the village. Please be back at the church by 1pm.

PARKING: We suggest you park in the Community Centre/Arena Parking Lot.

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