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Some Kind of Choir 2020

 

WAC’s popular community choir returns for 2020 this January. Open to anyone and everyone who loves to sing. There are no auditions and no experience is needed–it’s just for the joy of singing!

5 January 25 April 2020

Sundays  2-4pm

Knox Presbyterian Church

$60/person

Sign up via email or on at the first practice.

Registration / Questions? Email:

info@westportartscouncil.com

 

WAC SKOC 2020

Classical Pianist: Vladimir Soloviev

WAC proudly presents award winning classical concert pianist Vladimir Solviev.
With a special feature performance of “Years of Pilgrimage: Italy” by Liszt, join us 7pm, Friday November 1st at Knox Presbyterian. Entrance by donation. 
Chamber musician and choral conductor, Toronto-based Soloviev is a musician of a versatile repertoire. He has championed the music of contemporary Canadian composers, as well as works of Beethoven, Liszt and Rachmaninoff. Performing in concert across Canada, as well as the US, Italy, France, Spain and Russia, including appearances at Weill Recital Hall (Carnegie), Bohemian National Hall, the Canadian Music Center, and Sala del Notari. Read more about Soloviev…
WAC Pianist 2019

 

Gathering of Choirs

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

Click to download the info sheet.

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

FESTIVAL DAY NOTES:

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.

VOW Parking Choir 2019

QUESTIONS?  

Email the Westport Arts Council.

 

MUSICwestport Kick Off Party

WAC Jaron V4

 

Just as popular as the festival day itself, the MUSICwestport Kick Off Party presents Jaron Freeman-Fox & The Opposite of Everything. Forget what you know about violin, Freeman-Fox reimagines boundaries and expectations and gives you no choice but to take his mutant species of music on it’s own terms. 
This event always sells out fast! Early booking is essential.
$50 + HST Buffet + Show
Call The Cove for reservations 1.888.COVE.INN.
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