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.

 

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!

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!

2015-16 Registration

Registration is now open for our new season!

You can download our 2015-16_Choir Registration Form from here. Print and fill it out to deliver the completed from to the Kiwanis Performing Arts Centre office. We look forward to seeing you in September!