Saskatchewan Choral Federation
 
 

Saskatoon Children's Choir

 

The Saskatoon Children's Choir has developed an international reputation for artistic excellence, creative performance practices and a commitment to humanitarian initiatives. Through an international repertoire, with imagination and courage, the choir draws attention to issues of global concern.

Saskatoon Children's Choir and Saskatoon Chamber Singers in Concert

Thursday, May 20, 2010

Knox United Church

838 Spadina Crescent E, Saskatoon

3:45 pm (doors open at 3:15 pm)

 

Tickets - $10 Adult, $5 Student/Senior

Under 12 free when accompanied by an adult

 


Past performance/study projects include “For Sake of Life” (in support of the International Campaign to Ban Landmines), opera “Brundibár” (first performed in the Terezín concentration camp), “Still We Rise” (in support of the international fight against HIV/AIDS), the “Eternity Stone Project” and the commission of two compositions focused on global conflict. Since the choir's inception in 1996, they have appeared on choral stages in Europe, Asia, the United States and across Canada. The choir is the recipient of several awards, including the Elmer Iseler Award from the International Choral Kathaumixw and the City of Vienna Award from the Summa Cum Laude Music Festival in Vienna, Austria. 

The choir has performed with the Saskatoon Symphony Orchestra, in the pre-concert performance of the National Arts Centre Orchestra Western Canada tour and at the 2007 Juno Awards. Recording credits include four compact discs, a DVD, and performances on national and international radio and television broadcasts.  The Saskatoon Children's Choir is sponsored and nurtured by the Saskatchewan Music Educators Association. 

 

 Phoebe Voigts, Artistic Director

Phoebe Voigts, the founding Artistic Director of the Saskatoon Children’s Choir, is an accomplished choral clinician, instructor, and conductor. She studied at University of Regina Luther College, the University of Saskatchewan; as well as at the University of Alberta, the University of Manitoba and the Royal College of Church Music in Croydon, England. Ms. Voigts is the recipient of the YWCA Woman of Distinction in Arts Award, the Saskatchewan Music Educators Award for Outstanding Achievement, the Saskatchewan Choral Federation Pro Musica Award in recognition of her exemplary service and contribution to choral music, and the Rotary Golden Wheel Award.

Ms. Voigts is a music specialist with the Saskatoon Public School Division and a frequent presenter at music education conferences.

Michelle Aalders, Accompanist

Michelle is a native of Nova Scotia. She holds degrees from Westminster Choir College and Acadia University. Michelle has been an active teacher and pianist in NS, BC, ON, AB and most recently Saskatchewan. She is the principal accompanist for the Saskatoon Children’s Choir, as well as the Music Director and Organist at Third Avenue United Church. An active member of the Saskatoon Registered Music Teachers’ Association, she enjoys a thriving piano studio as well as her collaborative work with local musicians.

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