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Swift Current Comp Chamber Singers

 

The Swift Current Comp Chamber Singers, directed by Marcia McLean, is an auditioned ensemble which rehearses one to two hours per week. All the singers, however, attend weekly student lead sectionals and also sing in the larger concert choir. A smaller ensemble within this group, By Design, also sings vocal jazz repertoire. In addition, many of these students are instrumentalists in the senior Wind Orchestra and senior jazz band conducted by Greg McLean.

Swift Current Comp Chamber Singers & Luther College Senior Choir in Concert

Saturday, May 22, 2010

Knox United Church

838 Spadina Crescent E, Saskatoon

1:00 pm (doors open at 12:30 pm)

 

Tickets - $10 Adult, $5 Student/Senior

Under 12 free when accompanied by an adult

 


The Comp Chamber Singers perform extensively within the community and travel to various festivals during the school year. The choir has, on three occasions, performed a showcase concert for the Canadian Rocky Mountain Festival. Other significant performances include performances at the Saskatchewan Legislature, and performances at Festival 500, a prestigious international choir festival held in St. Johns, Newfoundland. The choir has won Sask. Music Festival provincial awards and has performed for numerous government dignitaries. The Chamber Singers have received gold ratings at MusicFest Canada, and have received top choral awards at the Colorado Heritage Festival.   Clinician John Trepp works with the choir on an annual basis and they have appreciated his guidance and advice over the years.

Marcia Mclean, Director

Marcia is presently the choral director for the Swift Current Comprehensive High School where she has taught since 1991. At the school, she conducts a 80-voice concert choir, a vocal jazz ensemble and the Comp. Chamber Singers. In addition to this, Mrs. McLean is the conductor of the adult community choir, the Swift Current Oratorio Choir. She has recently retired from her duties as conductor of the Swift Current Children’s Choir which she conducted for 12 years.

Active at the provincial level, Marcia is presently serving on the board of the Sask. Choral Federation. She has worked as vocal coach at the SCF summer camps, as SMEA’s Honour Choir Coordinator, and as well, has conducted the University of Regina summer choir camp for children. In 2004, Mrs. McLean was awarded the Pro Musica Award by the Sask. Choral Federation for outstanding service in the choral community. Mrs. McLean received her Bachelor of Music at Brandon University and has twice attended the B.C. Choral Federation’s Choral Directors’ Course.
 
Marcia and her husband Greg, who is the band director at SCCHS, taught in Esterhazy, SK for 13 years before moving to Swift Current.   They have three children who are all involved as music educators and/or performers.

 

Lois Klassen, Accompanist

Lois Klassen has been accompanist for the Swift Current Comp Chamber Singers for the past two years.    Receiving her ARCT in Piano Performance at the age of 19, she taught piano lessons until 1992. Lois has accompanied many different church choirs, high school choirs, small ensembles and soloists and has volunteered many hours playing piano for church, countless weddings and funerals.

 

   



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