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Double Double Choir Concert

WAC Choir Concert 2017 V3

WAC’s own Some Kind of Choir is proud to present two concerts with an all-Canadian repertoire to celebrate Canada’s sesquicentennial. Entrance by donation with all proceeds going to the Rideau District High School Instrument Repair Fund.

22 April 2017 – 7pm

Elgin United Church

Special guests: Soul Purpose & Alex and Sean Price

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29 April 2017 – 7pm

Knox Presbyterian Church

Special guest: Rideau District High School Jazz Band

 

Choir is back!

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WAC’s Some Kind of Choir is back by popular demand! If  you love to sing, join us Sunday afternoons for choir practice. There are no auditions and no experience is needed. This year’s music is all Canadian – to celebrate Canada’s Sesquicentennial!

17 January 2016-29 April 2017

Knox Presbyterian Church Hall, Concession St, Westport

 Sunday afternoons from 2:30 – 4:30 p.m

Choir Director: Cordon Purcell is a Music Therapist working in Leeds and Grenville. She is currently completing her Masters of Music Therapy degree at Concordia University in Montreal. She hails from Prescott, grew up singing in choirs in Brockville, and continued singing throughout university. Choir is something that she loves to do, and she is excited to work with Some Kind of Choir for a second year!

Registration:

Registration is $50 per person. Completed registration forms and cheques can be sent to Westport Arts Council, P.O. Box 2, Westport, ON, K0G 1X0. Forms can also be emailed to info@westportartscouncil.com and registration paid through PayPal on our web site or at the first practice.

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Seeking Pianist

pianistWestport Arts Council is seeking a piano accompanist for its community choir, Some Kind of Choir.

The choir practices on Sunday afternoons in Westport, from 2:30 – 4:30, beginning on Sunday, January 22, 2017 and finishing with a concert on Saturday, April 28, 2017.

Qualifications:
– grade 8 piano or equivalent and experience accompanying a choir
– flexibility with a choir composed of a variety of talents

Interested parties are requested to send an email to info@westportartscouncil.com by December 2nd.

VOICE Finalists

Stephanie Doornekamp (Westport) 18+ Age Category

Stephanie Doornekamp (Westport) 18+ Age Category

We sorted through applications.

We judged the auditions.

We selected the best.

The competitors were both nervous and confident but the energy in the audition room was electric. The first round of the VOICE of the Rideau all ages singing competition had selected singers audition in front of three judges. Our three judges, Kathy Doornekamp, Ann Savage and Angela Elster, then chose 10 finalists across the age groups. WAC extends warm thanks to all who participated and assisted with auditions and congratulates all finalists!

Finals of the competition will be live at The Cove Country Inn in Westport on August 16th from 10am until noon and will be the official opening act of the 8th annual MUSICwestport Open Air Festival.

 

12 and Under

  • Corinne Carbion (Elgin)
  • Maya Forbes (Smiths Falls)
  • Madison Miernik (Perth)VoiceoftheRideau
  • Jillian Texeira (Ottawa)

 

13-17

  • Colby Adrian (Westport)
  • Caitlin McKnight (Ottawa)
  • Larisa Robbins (Smiths Falls)

 

18+

  • Stephanie Doornekamp (Westport)
  • Dave Riddell (Newboro)
  • Amanda Snider (Westport)