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Music: The Best Gift of All!

 Music is one of the greatest experiential gifts that you can give your loved ones – it is a lifelong source of joy through creativity and community belonging. When we sing or make music together, we develop self assurance and confidence in our individual identities while building deep connections with those around us.

We love that music is something that anyone can enjoy at any age. Newborns are constantly listening to the sounds around them and making sense of their aural environment even before they can see beyond their caregiver’s face. The patterns and pitches heard in music helps them to formulate an early recognition of language patterns and mathematical sequencing. As soon as they experience the joy of their own voice, their self-confidence and ability to express begins to skyrocket! Toddlers and preschoolers love to move to music and to explore their own creativity and identity as they discover their preferences and interests. Songs and rhymes form the basis of our earliest understanding of the alphabet and basic math.

Children and teenagers find further sources of identity and belonging through the music that they choose to listen to. Singing is not only beneficial for their ability to express themselves, but also to connect with their peers on a social and fundamentally human level. Communities around the world thrive when voices are raised together. Positive memories and friendships built through music extends into adulthood and becomes a source of nostalgia, joy, and even physical therapy.

We love to hear our members singing out together and creating beautiful sounds at all ages. Music is more than just an extracurricular activity – it is a way of life!

This year, DCCS has gift certificates available for January entry into Kindermusik and Choral programs. Gift certificates are available anytime by filling out the form below or by visiting us during the 9th Annual Gingerbread Festival on Saturday, November 24th or during our own event on Saturday, December 8th: Crafts, Cocoa & Cookies: A Handmade Christmas Festival. At both events, we will have information on our programs as well as access to purchase tickets to any of our major 2018-19 Season events.

 

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2016-17 Registration now open!

We are very excited for another bustling year with the Dawson Creek Choral Society! Registration is now available for all programs, including the brand new Piccolo Children’s Choir as well as our returning programs, Musical Theatre, Children’s Chorus, Youth Show Choir, and Community Singers. We have lots planned for this year building upon the previous years’ activities, and also hoping to have some tricks up our sleeves as we celebrate Canada’s 150th and the 75th anniversary of the Alaska Highway in 2017.

frog-1446246_1280Sign up today by filling out our PDF registration form and sending it back to Caitlyn[at]dcchoralsociety.org. We’re pleased to be able to accept e-transfers, Paypal, and cash or cheque payments.

Come sing with us and become part of our vibrant and growing community organization!

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Healthy Singing for Choristers – BCCF Workshop

Saturday, September 19 in Prince George, BC

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Find information on the “Healthy Singing for Choristers” workshop here
This is a great opportunity for anyone to brush up on important skills such as using your vocal apparatus to its greatest potential and balancing and blending your sound with the rest of your choir. It’s also a chance to meet other choral singers from Northern BC and to be immersed in the idea of healthy, thoughtful singing. Taught by Kathryn Whitney, a well established choral pedagogue and clinician. If there is enough interest, we may arrange carpooling from Dawson Creek for this day. Let us know!