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Become an Official Sponsor of our 2018-19 Season!

This September, the Dawson Creek Choral Society is entering its fifth season! We are offering six full-year programs and expect up to 180 participants in Kindermusik, Choir, and Musical Theatre. The DCCS is a unique organization for Dawson Creek, in that its programs reach all generations of our community. We believe that music truly is a lifelong journey. Our goal is to cultivate a love of music by providing confidence-building opportunities to all members regardless of age or background.

As non-profit organization, DCCS operates for the benefit of its members. One of our priorities is to provide accessible programming so that all families can participate in music regardless of economic factors. We have a strong partnership with the Dawson Creek Arts & Wellness Society, with all programs eligible for financial support to youth aged 0 to 24.

This year, we are putting on a number of public events. These events include Bright Lights and City Nights – Winter Gala Concert on December 21, the One Night Only Show Choir Concert on February 22, a children’s Musical Theatre production of Disney’s Beauty and the Beast JR in March, and the Flights of Fancy Dessert Concert on May 4. We will also be hosting a number of other non-performance events over the course of the season.

In order to support a wide variety of programs and events, DCCS is seeking partners and sponsors for the year. In-kind support could be building or crafting materials, advertising, office materials, safety equipment, technical equipment (such as PAs and microphones), and children’s instruments. Cash donations will go toward venue rentals, performance rights, costuming, set construction, and other general program expenses.

If you or your company is interested in becoming an official partner with us, please contact Caitlyn Triebel (DCCS Artistic Director) by email or phone, 250-467-9277.

Other ways that you can help are by attending the Co-Op Fuel Good Day on Tuesday, September 18, stopping by to see us at Legacy Car Wash on Saturday, September 22, or by attending any of our any public events. Anyone can also support us by purchasing a DCCS membership – no singing required!

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Fuel Good While Fuelling Up on Sept. 18th

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Fuel Good While Fuelling Up on September 18th

Dawson Co-Op Fuels Music Programming With 10¢/Litre Donated to DCCS

September 10, 2018

DAWSON CREEK, BC —The Dawson Creek Co-Op Gas Bar is participating in the annual ‘Fuel Good Day’ on Tuesday, September 18th. This year, 10 cents per litre of fuel sold will be donated to local music programming through the Dawson Creek Choral Society. This includes all grades of gasoline and diesel fuel from 6AM to 10PM.

Between 3:30 and 5PM, the Co-Op will be serving chili and buns for $4 in the parking lot beside the gas bar. When you come by to fuel up during these times, you may also be serenaded by the DCCS singers who will be there to volunteer and sing throughout the afternoon.

This fall, DCCS is kicking off its fifth season with full program offerings for ages 0 to 99. “We are always looking for ways for our members to get out into the community to give back, whether it’s through our voices or spirit of volunteerism,” says Caitlyn Triebel, the Society’s Artistic Director. “It is just such a great opportunity to partner with the Co-Op on this event.” Proceeds from Fuel Good Day will go toward DCCS programs and events for the 2018-19 Season.

Last year, Fuel Good Day raised more than $570,000 for registered charities and non-profits – all in a single day. Tell your friends, family, neighbours, hairdresser, dentist — everyone. Get down to your local Co-op Gas Bar on Sept. 18 to fill up and Fuel Good!

The Dawson Creek Choral Society is a non-profit organization providing music education opportunities in the South Peace region. Programs consist of Kindermusik® classes, community choirs, children’s musical theatre, and special event workshops. You can find DCCS performing several times throughout the year in the community and region. Find out more at dcchoralsociety.org

 

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Big Time Haulers Sponsors Rights to Beauty & the Beast JR.

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Contact: Caitlyn Triebel, Artistic Director, at caitlyn@dcchoralsociety.org or 250-467-9277

 


 Big Time Haulers Sponsors Rights to Children’s Musical

Disney’s Beauty & the Beast JR to Show in March 2019

September 7, 2018

DAWSON CREEK, BC — Dawson Creek Choral Society’s 2019 musical production of Disney’s Beauty & the Beast JR. is being sponsored by Big Time Haulers. The title sponsorship supports the purchase of legal rights to perform the production through Music Theatre International (MTI). The show will run from March 7th to 9th.

Big Time Haulers has partnered with DCCS for past productions and jumped at the opportunity to sponsor this show. “Our largest influence for supporting the program obviously comes from the fact that our daughters are in the program,” say Mandy and Aman Sandhu of Big Time Haulers. “We have watched the impact this program has had on the children that participate. It is beautiful to watch the development of the children as the play comes into its own. It’s really a treat to observe as an outsider.”BIGTIME HAULERS 2

The DCCS Musical Theatre program is for students aged 9 through 15, designed as an enrichment program for encouraging confident young performers. The program offers instruction in acting, singing, and stage movement under the primary direction of Randi Jo Torgrimson. The Sandhus “appreciate and would like to support the massive efforts of Randi Jo Torgrimson, Caitlyn Triebel, and Aaron Tremblay. The time and effort that these three individuals put into teaching the children to put on a musical production is quite a feat.”

2019 will mark the fourth consecutive year that the trio has put on a musical theatre production from MTI’s Broadway Junior Collection®. Past productions include Disney’s Alice in Wonderland JR (2016), Disney’s Mulan JR (2018), and Dreamworks’ Madagascar: A Musical Adventure JR (2018). This year’s program has 39 students registered, and will begin rehearsals on September 11th, already gearing up to the show run in March. Tickets will be available starting in January, 2019.

The Dawson Creek Choral Society is a non-profit organization providing music education opportunities in the South Peace region. Programs consist of Kindermusik® classes, community choirs, children’s musical theatre, and special event workshops. You can find DCCS performing several times throughout the year in the community and region. Find out more at dcchoralsociety.org

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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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