2018-19 Season Tickets Now Available

Introducing the Dawson Creek Choral Society’s 2018-19 Season main events beginning on Friday, December 21st with the Bright Lights and City Nights Winter Gala. Our fifth annual gala concert will feature all four community choirs in a nostalgic program of new and old favourites. The Youth Show Choir takes the reins on the next event on Friday, February 22nd as they put the “show” in choir with choreographed performances. Our largest-scale event of the year is the annual Musical Theatre production, this year with four performances of Disney’s Beauty and the Beast JR sponsored by Big Time Haulers. Take a trip into provincial France and be sure to check out both of our fantastic casts of young performers. The season ends with the Flights of Fancy Dessert Concert, the final performance of our choir programs. A luxury dessert buffet makes this event one you don’t want to miss.

This is the first year that DCCS has offered season tickets, made possible by the support of Tickets in the Peace. When you subscribe to the entire season, you can save up to 25% on individual events tickets. Season tickets are $68.00 or $34.00 for youth under 12. Tickets are also available for each individual event from Tickets in the Peace, or at the Tiger Box Office at the Encana Events Centre in Dawson Creek, or at Systems By Trail in Fort St. John.

Click the posters below to view more information about each event.

Thank you to all of our community sponsors who make the performing arts possible!

DCCS 2018-19 Official Sponsors

Big Time Haulers

Dawson Creek Co-Op

Rotary Club of Dawson Creek – Sunrise

Celtic Construction

DGS Astro Paving

Lake View Credit Union

South Peace Community Arts Council

City of Dawson Creek

ARC Resources

Canadian Tire

Iron Relics

Dawson Creek Oilmen’s Association

Kam B Photography

RE/MAX Dawson Creek Realty

Legacy Car & Truck Wash

If your organization or business is interested in joining this incredible list of sponsors, please contact us for more information about how you can help through cash or in-kind donations.

Bright Lights and City Nights 5th Annual Winter Gala Concert

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Bright Lights and City Nights 5th Annual Winter Gala Concert

DAWSON CREEK, BC — On December 21st, join the Dawson Creek Choral Society in its 5th Annual Winter Gala Concert at Unchagah Hall. This concert will feature more than 60 local singers of all ages performing retro holiday classics. $2 from every ticket sold will be donated to the Networks Ministries Good Food Box and Food Bank.

DCCS Artistic Director Caitlyn Triebel will be handling the conducting baton, and the choirs will be accompanied by local pianists Carmen Willms and Aaron Marchuk. “The music we’ll be performing in this concert is all about nostalgia and the glowing feeling of giving during the holiday season,” says Triebel. “It’s four months of hard work from all of our singers, and such a joy to share our music with the community.” Selections include favourites such as Elvis Presley’s Blue Christmas, Tchaikovsky’s Dance of the Sugar-Plum Fairy and Silver Bells. 

The evening will also be the final chance for the public to vote in the Angel Chorus Charity Competition. All angels will be on display and the winning team and charity will be announced at the end of the concert.

Tickets are $17.50 in advance or $20.00 at the door. Youth under 12 get in for $7.50 advance or $10.00 at the door. Tickets are available from TicketsinthePeace.com or the Tiger Box Office located at the Encana Events Centre (Dawson Creek) or Systems By Trail (Fort St. John).

Bright Lights and City Nights is the first concert in DCCS’s 2018-19 Season. You can also buy Season Tickets for $68.00 and $34.00 for youth under 12.

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.

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!

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!