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Performance Intensive Camp – Aug 20-24

Introducing a brand new conditioning camp happening August 20th to 24th. This camp is designed to set students up for success in their performance ventures. Activities include group vocal lessons from experienced voice teacher Caitlyn Triebel, development of acting skills, improvisation techniques for the stage, character development, choreography, practice skills, and confidence in auditioning. This camp is great for both beginners and experienced performers. Each student will have the opportunity to work on one to two solo numbers, as well as duets and larger musical theatre ensemble pieces.

This camp will be excellent preparation for success in our regular season Musical Theatre, Bravura Children’s Choir, and Youth Show Choir programs, or private voice training.

Performance Intensive I – Ages 7 to 11 – 10AM to 1PM – $125

Performance  Intensive II – Ages 12 to 15 – 2PM to 5PM – $155

The camp takes place at the Kiwanis Performing Arts Centre, upstairs on the second level. Students should bring a snack as there will be breaks throughout the three hours of class-time.

You can register for this program by using the form below. If you have any questions about this camp, please contact Caitlyn Triebel by email or phone (250) 467-9277.

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Potluck BBQ AGM on June 18th

The Dawson Creek Choral Society will have its next Annual General Meeting on Monday, June 18th at 7:00 PM. This will be a backyard potluck BBQ and all members are encouraged to attend! Dinner will start at 6:30, with a quick meeting and elections happening at 7:00. Please email us at board[at]dcchoralsociety.org if you are interested in nominating yourself or another person to be on our Executive.

DCCS is one of the fastest growing new organizations in the community. In just our fourth year, we have expanded in every direction and are seeing an increase in member engagement and community. We couldn’t be more thrilled! group-2351896_960_720At the upcoming AGM in addition to board nominations and elections, we will be presenting the year’s financials, a budget for the 2018-19 season, a new strategic plan, and formalizing the Society’s updated Constitution and Bylaws. And perhaps the news item everyone’s been waiting for is the announcement of our 2019 musical theatre production!

Come join us and let your voice be heard.

RSVP to board[at]dcchoralsociety.org

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NEW 2018 Summer Programs are here!

Registration is now open for all of our 2018 summer programs! Please visit our Register page for a registration form, or take a look at the posters and calendar below.

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Spring Choir starts May 24th!

We’re happy to be offering another Spring Choir mixed-age session this year! We have a few potential performances lined up already, including the South Peace Community Arts Council‘s Multicultural Fusion Festival on Sunday, July 8th in Downtown Dawson Creek. This group will meet every Thursday from May 24th to June 28th, from 6:30 to 8:00. We will work on a set of 5 songs to perform at this and other events.

Visit http://dcchoralsociety.org/register/ to register for this session!

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Puddles & Pastries: And the Rain Came!

On Saturday, May 5th we had our year-end choir concert, Puddles & Pastries. This was a concert and fundraising event for our programs and services to the community. We had a total of 48 performers listed on the program, and unfortunately 7 missed the performance. But wow, 41 singers on stage at the KPAC Theatre filled the space with joyous sound and the audience was uplifted and full of music!

The evening had a beautiful turn-out from the public, with many community members coming to indulge in the beautiful music and incredible dessert buffet that was put together by our members. Allie Dokken, a member of our Youth Show Choir, was the MC for the night.

The program included performances by the Piccolo Junior Choir (ages 5-7) who sang seven rain songs from around the world in English, German, Catalan, and Croatian. The Bravura Children’s Choir (ages 8-11) performed a variety of rain songs including CCR’s “Have You Ever Seen the Rain,” a Caribbean classic “Don’t Let the Rain Come Down,” and “Mangwani Mpulele,” a traditional South-African song. The Youth Show Choir (ages 12-15) also performed several songs including an arrangement of the traditional Japanese folksong “Murasame,” “Don’t Rain on My Parade” from Funny Girl, and the iconic “Over the Rainbow.” The Community Singers Mixed Choir, our adult program, performed a variety of rain songs which included an arrangement of Jan Garret’s “I Dreamed of Rain,” Irving Berlin’s “Isn’t this a Lovely Day (To be Caught in the Rain),” “I Can See Clearly Now” and Ladysmith Black Mambazo’s “Rain, Rain, Beautiful Rain.” The Show Choir joined the ladies from the Community Singers with a very fun rendition of “It’s Raining Men” near the beginning of the concert. All choirs took the stage at the end of the show for the finale number, “Singin’ in the Rain.”

Between the music, the desserts, an opening singalong round, and a set of rainy day trivia questions, the event was a wonderful time had by all! What a great way to finish off our fourth season, and a refreshing lead into the summer and planning for 2018-19.

Thank you to the many sponsors who made all of our events in 2017-18 possible, and for the public and performers for continuing to show your dedication to the performing arts in our community!

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DCCS Newsletter – January 2018

Wow – It’s amazing how quickly 2017 flew by for us here at DCCS! We’re now half-way through our regular season, with a whole lot of exciting things up and coming in 2018. Starting January 8th, we are adding Kindermusik to our many ongoing programs. We’re starting a new term for all choir programs, with all new music and new goals for each choir group. And it’s amping up time for the Musical Theatre program, as rehearsals intensify and costumes, sets, and props start to come to fruition as we prepare for our March 7-9 production. We’re in the works for several other spring and summer initiatives as well.

Check out our January Newsletter for more information and an update on what we’ve been doing over the past year and beyond. Thank you for supporting DCCS whether you are a present or past member, an audience patron, a sponsor – everyone has contributed to the growth of this organization, for which we are immensely grateful!

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South Peace Oilmen’s Association 2016-17 Bursary

5338726_origWe are very pleased to introduce a brand new fully-funded internal bursary program sponsored by the South Peace Oilmen’s Association. For children and youth under the age of 19, we are offering two needs-based full year bursaries to our programs. Registration for this year is now closed for the Musical Theatre program, but new registrants can apply for funding to attend the Piccolo Children’s Choir, Children’s Chorus, Youth Show Choir, or Community Singers. Please see the attached information and application form.

Applications are due Friday, November 11th, 2016

 

 

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Dawson Creek Arts Fund 2016-17

Here at DCCS we’re thrilled to be helping in a new grassroots initiative to provide funding for children and youth to participate in local arts programs. 

“With the generous financial support of the Child and Youth Mental Health and Substance Use (CYMHSU) Collaborative Local Action Team and the efforts of some members of this fabulous community of Dawson Creek we are happy to announce the launch of the Dawson Creek Arts Fund! The fund was put in place to help children, youth and young adults access programs in the arts that would otherwise be unavailable to them due to financial barriers.  It will function along the same lines as KidSport and Jumpstart and will be administered by the Arts Fund committee. Fund guidelines, application criteria and the application form are attached.” (Angela Reay – Dawson Creek Arts Fund Committee)

You can find the application form here, or in person at the select drop-off locations (Calvin Kruk Centre for the Arts, Dawson Creek Art Gallery, or Northern Lights College. 

Many thanks to the Child and Youth  Mental Health and Substance Use Action Team for your vision and great initiative in Dawson Creek.