Special to The Record
The Comox Valley Children’s Choir, which was dormant for some time, is now in its second year since its return.
The choir offers more to the children than just how to sing, as it teaches the kids how to work and perform together and vocal leadership skills. The choir is a non-profit organization and is non-competitive also, so the kids will get along better. The choir, designed for children seven to 12 years old, is currently at 22 children.
Though the girls still hold an edge, the number of boys in the group has been increasing.
Musical director Sophie Simard suggests that families attend some of their concerts so they can see what the choir does.
Simard, who grew up on Quadra Island, was a member of a Campbell River choir from the time she was six until she reached 18 years old.
She moved to the Valley from Victoria three years ago.
She took the job as music director of the Children’s Choir because she saw a void in the Comox Valley, in regards to children and their connections to music and its culture.
The Comox Valley Children’s Choir performed at the Child Development Association Telethon Nov. 1, and will also be performing at the Moonlight and Magic festival, Nov. 28.
The choir can be reached at its website at comoxvalleychildrenschoir.com or on their facebook page.
Although it is a audition based choir, it is also a community group so it’s made for everyone. The choir’s season runs from September to April.