Welcome to the Dawson Creek Choral Society!
On this site, you’ll find information about our various program offerings, special events and initiatives, ongoing partnerships, and our sponsor program. If you are new to the DCCS we hope you will become a longtime member. Our strong identity as an organization is drawn from the diversity and creativity of our members and our community. The Dawson Creek Choral Society is a provincially registered non-profit providing professional music education opportunities in the South Peace region of British Columbia. Our programs are the legs that hold up a vibrant network of like-minded individuals who believe that music has the power to impact lives all around us. We’re a busy organization with many fundraisers and community events working year-round. Navigate the site menu for information on programming, fundraising, and special events, or view our Calendar for class and event scheduling.
The benefits of music are truly transformational. When paired with movement and instrument play, music creates neurological magic, lighting up a child’s brain and positively impacting all areas of development. Kindermusik is an international program that DCCS offers here in Dawson Creek. Kindermusik is for children aged 0-5 and their caregivers.
We know that group singing is one of the oldest forms of community expression. Whether we join to celebrate, lament, inspire, or learn, singing is always there. DCCS choirs are tailored to the interests of members, with leaders bringing knowledge and expertise to the art of singing. You can sing in choir from age 5 and continue through your golden years.
In Musical Theatre, we focus on developing each performer’s confidence and skill through positive reinforcement, mentoring, and encouragement. Our program gives children and youth (aged 9 to 15) the chance to take part in a live theatrical production. The bonds that are formed over the course of a production are friendships that will last a lifetime.
Countless studies have shown the benefits of the arts in communities and in quality of life. Through participation in the arts, our community builds a sense of ownership, pride, and belonging. The self-direction and leadership shown by our members help to build a stronger north that can jump to action when needed, and make our society strong for everyone.
As an organization, we have taken some specific measures to facilitate social distancing for our members and for the public at large. Please read the attached Statement from the DCCS Board of Directors (March 17, 2020) regarding Our response to the COVID-19 Pandemic.
This is an unprecedented time for all arts organizations across the country and around the world, as we see our major events get canceled or postponed, and we become distanced from each other out of necessity. At the present time, our programs have mainly become dormant as we regroup and look at re-opening with new structures as new protocols are announced for the performing arts. If you have suggestions for how DCCS can help on the local, regional, or provincial level, we are open to feedback. Please use out contact form to get in touch. DCCS’s COVID-19 Program Recovery is supported by the Government of Canada’s Emergency Community Support Fund and the Northeast Regional Community Foundation.