Children sing for the Vancouver Island Symphony. The symphony offers a wide range of choirs for young people.

Children sing for the Vancouver Island Symphony. The symphony offers a wide range of choirs for young people.

Symphony offers choirs for youths

NANAIMO – Vancouver Island Symphony have wide range of choirs.

As voices resonate together, a harmony erupts from singers’ lips and becomes a powerful expression of emotion and talent.

The Vancouver Island Symphony is inviting people to experience that feeling by participating in Sing with the Symphony this fall.

The symphony offers three opportunities to sing: the Grade 5 Fabulous Fives Choir, Symphonic Children’s Choir and VIS Symphonic Choir.

The Fabulous Five Choir is open to all Grade 5 students for free. It gives children the chance to learn basics and perform at community events.

For Patricia Plumley, symphony choral conductor, seeing youth interested in choral singing is exciting and she loves to guide them through voice development.

“It’s completely delightful to see their voices unfold,” Plumley said.

The Grade 5 choir rehearses throughout the year and performs at community events in the fall.

The Symphonic Children’s Choir is open to Grades 6-8, ages 11-14 and will perform as a guest artist during the symphony’s Carmina Burana show in April.

The VIS Symphonic Choir is open to individuals ages 15 and up. Members must audition. The choir is also a guest performer during the Carmina Burana show.

People must register for the choirs before Oct. 15. For more information, please call 250-754-0177.

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