Youth choir celebrates album release with party

The Nanaimo Youth Choir is celebrating the release of its latest CD with a party and unveiling at the Port Theatre

The Nanaimo Youth Choir is celebrating the release of its latest CD, with a party and unveiling at the Port Theatre today (Nov. 24) at 4 p.m.

“This album is a compilation of classical, folk, spirituals and selections from the Sound of Music,” said Marian Smith, artistic director of Nanaimo Youth Choir. “Releasing the CD now is a great way to celebrate the pride that the kids feel following a very successful year.”

Choir members, who range in age from 10 to 16, have caught the attention of the wider music community by placing first in the B.C. Festival of the Arts, where the choir also received a special award for most outstanding performance, and placing second at the National Music Festival.

The Nanaimo Youth Choir was founded in 1992 by Smith, in affiliation with the Nanaimo Conservatory of Music. The choir represented Nanaimo in many Chorfests at destinations across B.C. Smith invests her energy in endeavors that help connect community through song.