Members of the Campbell River Children’s Choir returned home from Ottawa after a whirlwind of rehearsals and Canada Day performances.
The young singers gave three performances in the National Arts Centre for over 5,000 enthusiastic audience members. Two of the performances were with the famous National Arts Centre Orchestra under the direction of Maestro Alain Trudel. The singers represented all of British Columbia and they joined forces with choirs from Alberta, Saskatchewan, Ontario. Nova Scotia and Nunavut to make the celebration truly national.
The rehearsals leading up to the Canada Day shows were intense in order to ensure a high quality performance on Canada’s national stage and the choir members rose to the challenge. The demanding rehearsal schedule resulted in standing ovations from the public at the Arts Centre.
Their last show finished just in time to walk across confederation square and witness the spectacular fireworks on Parliament Hill. In addition to the group performances, the choir performed solo sets at the Rotunda of the House of Parliament, at Rideau Park United Church, and at the Sharing Our Songs concert where the various choirs presented their music to the public and to each other.
This project became a reality choir thanks to a number of individuals and businesses. The singers demonstrated a level of skill and discipline on this demanding tour should that’s worthy of pride in all the community.