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Children's Choir and Award Winning PK Tessmann Perform Canadian Compositions May 13
Courtenay, BC. May 13, 2017
Canada's 150th will be celebrated in a joint concert hosted by the Comox Valley Children's Choir and featuring PK Tessmann on May 13th at 7pm at the Comox Pentecostal Church.
Earlier this year, the Children's Choir hosted PK Tessmann as guest faculty for a Songwriter's Retreat during which time the choir composed an original folk song including lyrics, melody, harmony, French echoes, and sign language. The song called "Celebrate Canada" was submitted to the Sing Me a Song program hosted by the Lieutenant Governor of BC.
Tessmann says, "working with the choir was a highlight of my year. I was so impressed with how creative, intuitive and focused the kids were with writing their own song!"
PK Tessmann is a fixture in the Vancouver Island indie-folk community. With over 20 years of songwriting and performance behind her, Tessmann is celebrating the release of her new album Dear City (Fall 2016).
The concert programme will include all original music performed by PK Tessmann, and an all Canadian composed set presented by the Comox Valley Children's Choir's youngest group. The choir will perform an arrangement by local Choral Valley leader Wendy Nixon-Stothert. Journey through choral, folk, pop, spiritual, calypso, and more! The Children's Choir is also accepting new singers for fall 2017 ages 8-15. Come and see and hear what our program has to offer!
VIDEO LINK FOR SING ME A SONG 2017 : click here
Fall 2014 Photos by Peter Sinclair
February 2015 Retreat with Campbell River Children's Choir Photos by Doug Farndon
2015-2016 Included singing for Casa Loma Seniors, and a Mass Concert event with Composer Brian Tate
Most photos by Danielle Hoogland