Coastal Sounds is currently undergoing a change in operation, and in September 2014, it will become a choir association who’s mission is to promote and advocate for choral singing in Conception Bay South. The flagship project of the association will continue to be the Coastal Sounds Community Choir which is entering its eighth season.
The choir was created in January 2007 as a project of The Music Corner in Manuels. In 2011, the choir branched off as its own non-profit community organization, ran by an elected Executive Committee.
The Coastal Sounds Community Choir has performed at a number of different venues, including churches and special events in Conception Bay South, the Kiwanis Music Festival in St. John’s, as well as DF Cook Hall at Memorial University. The choir is comprised mainly of members living in the Conception Bay South area and all come from different musical backgrounds and experiences. The choir invites new members to join in September and in January. No prior singing experience is necessary and all people enthusiastic about singing and willing to learn are welcome to join.
Rehearsals for the Coastal Sounds Community Choir are currently held on Wednesday nights from 7:30 PM to 9:30 PM at the Admiral’s Coast Retirement Centre in Upper Gullies.
As a part of its expansion, Coastal Sounds is proud to announce the creation of a new choral opportunity that will take the form of an 18-25 member auditioned ladies choir and will begin in September 2014.
Women of all ages are welcome to audition. Auditions will take place on Saturday, September 13, 2014 from 12 PM to 5 PM at Topsail United Church, or by scheduled appointment until that date by e-mailing firstname.lastname@example.org to request an audition time. The choir will rehearse on Sunday evenings from 7 PM to 9 PM at a location to be determined.