The Coastal Sounds Choir Association is a non-profit choral organization based in Conception Bay South, Newfoundland and Labrador.

The mission of the Coastal Sounds Choir Association is to promote choral singing in Conception Bay South and surrounding areas by offering a variety of singing opportunities to the community. Our belief is that everyone can sing and that sharing song with others is good for the body, mind and soul! We hope you will consider joining one or more of our projects and we look forward to seeing you soon.

***SEPTEMBER 1, 2021***

AURORA WOMEN’S CHOIR is holding auditions starting September 7 for the Fall term starting September 12! Prospective members will have choral experience and music reading ability. Aurora performs a cappella and accompanied multi-part repertoire in all styles. Singers are regularly challenged in a supportive and fun environment. Rehearsals take place at Topsail United Church on Sundays at 7pm. Get in touch to schedule your audition by emailing [email protected]

***AUGUST 2, 2021***

The board of CSCA is pleased to announce the new Artistic Director of Aurora Women’s Choir! ABRA WHITNEY comes with a wealth of experience and a passion for choral music. The position of Artistic Director for Coastal Sounds Community Choir will be filled later in the year.

Abra is a very active member of the local arts scene in St. John’s and holds a BMus in Vocal Performance and a MMus in Choral Conducting, both from the University of Alberta.

She has been a singer, actor, clinician, conductor, and educator for the past eight years in St. John’s. Recent credits include Chorus Master/Ensemble for Shanawdithit and The Phantom of the Opera (Opera on the Avalon), Mary in Only Young (RCA), Musical Director for Jack and the Cat (School Zone Productions), Florinda in Into the Woods (Opera on the Avalon), Alto Soloist in Handel’s Messiah (Newfoundland Symphony Orchestra and again with Bay of Islands Musical Arts Chorus), and Alto Soloist in Stabat Mater/Gloria (Lady Cove Women’s Choir and The Newfoundland Symphony Orchestra). She has also enjoyed adjudicating the Clarenville Kiwanis Music Festival and the Southern Manitoba Music Teachers’ Association’s online festival.

As a producer/performer, Abra has created her own shows celebrating the music of Edith Piaf, Nina Simone, and Gladys Knight & the Pips. Abra has been a member of Shallaway, QVE, and ProCoro, and is a current member of Projekt Chamber Voices and Lady Cove Women’s Choir. She is currently teaching voice and piano and is a Kindermusik teacher at Intervals Music Studio.

Congratulations and a warm welcome to Abra!

Abra Whitney