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2016-17 Highlights

CANADA DAY CELEBRATIONS
Saturday, July 1, 2017
Sudbury Arena

60 singers representing six community choirs from the Greater Sudbury area sang at the opening ceremonies for the Canada 150 celebrations.

Participants included: The Bel Canto Chorus, C R Judd Public School, Nickel City Sound, Sudbury Chamber Singers, Sudbury Secondary School and the Young Sudbury Singers.

The massed choir opened the event with the singing of O Canada, followed by a sing-along of several well-known Canadian songs, including pieces written in 1967 for Canada’s and Ontario’s Centennial. The choir closed with This is My Home, an inspirational selection  written for the World Expo in 1986 that has been performed on Parliament Hill every Canada Day since.

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Noye’s Fludde
Saturday, June 3, 2017 ~ 7:30 pm
Glad Tidings Church – 1101 Regent St.

The Young Sudbury Singers were one of four local youth choirs participating in the performance of Benjamin Britten’s one-act opera about the classic tale of Noah and his ark.  The work featured soloists Peter McGillivray and Pamela Teed, local youth singers, a children’s chorus and the Sudbury Symphony Orchestra.

http://sudburysymphony.com/season/1617season/noye/

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Young Sudbury Singers and No Strings Attached Community Band
Saturday, May 13, 2017
2 pm to 4 pm
McKellar Auditorium, Lockerby Composite School (2nd floor)

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The Young Sudbury Singers joined forces with the No Strings Attached Community Band to present a family-oriented concert appropriate for all ages. YSS performed several selections of Canadian choral repertoire in celebration of Canada’s and Ontario’s 150th anniversary, and joined with the NSACB to present a medley of hits by the Beatles.

The proceeds from this concert supported the Young Sudbury Singers Sponsorship Fund, which is used to subsidize the participation fees of singers in need of financial assistance. The Sponsorship Fund allows YSS to remain accessible to all interested participants from across the Greater Sudbury region.

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SOMETHING TO SING ABOUT!
Celebrating 150 Years of Canadian Choral Music

See poster here      |      See press release here      |      See program here

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The Young Sudbury Singers joined with six other community choirs from the Greater Sudbury area and Manitoulin Island to present an evening of Canadian choral music in celebration of Canada’s and Ontario’s 150th birthday.

Other participants included: The Bel Canto Chorus, C R Judd Public School, The Island Singers, Nickel City Sound, Sudbury Chamber Singers, and Sudbury Secondary School.

Each choir performed two selections of Canadian choral repertoire in a variety of styles, and joined together to sing several pieces as a massed choir of over 200 voices. The audience also joined in several sing-alongs of well-known Canadian folk songs, including pieces written in 1967 for Canada’s Centennial.

ON150_Primary_GreenFunds raised through this once-in-a-lifetime concert were donated to the Kiwanis Music Festival of Sudbury, Joan Mantle Music Trust, and NEO Kids Foundation.

The organizers gratefully acknowledge the Province of Ontario for their support of this 150th anniversary project.

 

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KIWANIS MUSIC FESTIVAL OF SUDBURY
April 2017

The Young Sudbury Singers performed six selections in three Youth Choir categories at St. Andrew’s Place on Sunday April 2nd, earning Gold Standards in each category. The choir was also invited to perform at the Stars of Excellence Concert on Monday April 24 at St. Andrew’s Place. After the concert, the choir was presented with the Elizabeth Barrett Browning IODE Award.

The Young Sudbury Singers have earned a Gold or High Gold Standard at each of the last nine Kiwanis festivals, and have received several awards over that period.

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CBC SUDBURY’S SOUNDS OF THE SEASON
Friday, December 9, 2016
6 am to 8:30 am
Sudbury Food Bank, 1105 Webbwood Drive, Sudbury

The Young Sudbury Singers performed on Morning North’s annual live broadcast from the Sudbury Food Bank.

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CTV – LIONS CLUB CHRISTMAS TELETHON
Saturday, December 3, 2016
Sheridan Auditorium at Sudbury Secondary School
The Young Sudbury singers performed “Seven Feet of Snow” on the Telethon, our fifth performance on this annual fundraising program.

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TALES OF “A CHARLIE BROWN CHRISTMAS
Friday, December 2, 2016
7:00 pm to 9:00 pm
Fraser Auditorium, Laurentian University

The Young Sudbury Singers joined with The Jerry Granelli Trio – Chris Gestrin, piano, Simon Fisk, bass, and Jerry Granelli, drums – to recreate the iconic soundtrack to the 1965 animated TV special A Charlie Brown Christmas. Over 450 people attended this magical evening of instrumental and choral music, storytelling by Jerry Granelli (the drummer on the original recording!) and screenings of clips from the special.

THANK YOU to our generous sponsors, especially our Media Sponsor Eastlink and our Production Partner Jazz Sudbury, and to everyone who attended this once-in-a-lifetime event.

Charlie Brown program

http://www.thesudburystar.com/2016/12/01/youre-a-good-man-jerry-granelli

https://www.sudbury.com/lifestyle/its-a-charlie-brown-christmas-sudbury-475831

For more information, visit our “Tales of a Charlie Brown Christmas” event page.

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ANNUAL CHOIR RETREAT
ONTARIO TRILLIUM FOUNDATION RECOGNITION EVENT
CULTURE DAYS CONCERT
Saturday, October 1, 2016
Sudbury Secondary School

Choir members participated in a full-day Choir Retreat filled with singing, musical games, movement exercises and art-making activities.

img_3321Sudbury MPP Glenn Thibeault was also on hand to present a plaque on behalf of the Ontario Trillium Foundation, in celebration of the choir’s very successful exchange trip with the Midland Children’s Community Chorus in April/May 2016. The choir is grateful to the Ontario Trillium Foundation for their financial support of this youth-oriented community-building activity.

Following the presentation, the choir presented a free mini-concert at 2:30 pm for family, friends and the general public, one of a number of community events held in Sudbury over the Culture Days weekend (September 30 to October 2). Culture Days are celebrated annually across the country, usually on the last weekend in September.  https://culturedays.ca/en

https://culturedays.ca/activities/view/57da103e-e39c-4156-8c4b-435d4c4a89be/language:en#tab-1

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Ontario Trillium Foundation Board – Sudbury Community Reception
Wednesday, September 28, 2016
Science North

The Young Sudbury Singers were one of several Sudbury area musical ensembles who were invited to perform at the Ontario Trillium Foundation Board’s Community Reception, held in the Cavern at Science North.

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Thursday, September 1, 2016
A Night at the Grotto
7 pm to 9:30 pm
Grotto of Our Lady of Lourdes – 271 Van Horne St., Sudbury
www.grottosudbury.ca

This community fundraising concert featured performances by local musicians Jeff Wiseman, Pandora Topp and Iona Reed, Sarah Craig and Jim Matt, Jamie Dupuis, and the Young Sudbury Singers. Over 1400 tickets were purchased tickets for the event, which raised funds for the following charities: NEO Kids Foundation, NISA (Northern Initiative for Social Action), the Janis Foligno Foundation, and Grotto maintenance and improvements.


2015-16 Highlights

Spring Concert May 2015April 30, 2016
Music Through the Ages

A concert with the Midland Children’s Community Choir
Ste. Anne des Pins Church
14 Beech St., Sudbury

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March 30, 2016
Kiwanis Music Festival of Sudbury
Choral Music Showcase
St. Andrew’s Place, 111 Larch Street, Sudbury

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March 20th, 2016
Spring Equinox Celebration
with the Laurentian University Choir and Jazz Combo
Fraser Auditorium, Laurentian University

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Wolves game January 2013

January 24, 2016
Sudbury Wolves Game

Singing of the National Anthem
Sudbury Community Arena
240 Elgin Street, Sudbury

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December 12, 2015
A Caroling We Go!
A concert with the Sudbury Youth Orchestra
St. Andrew’s Place, 111 Larch Street, Sudbury

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November 29, 2015
Voices of Hope
A concert for Syrian Refugee Relief
Trinity United Church, 72 Young Street, Capreol

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