The Schooner Cove Singers is a new exciting professional choir situated in the mid island area of Vancouver Island. The choir will be a platform for choral and organ music …. one concert a year will feature the organ with choir. It will also be a platform for new compositions, including BC and indigenous composers.
Inspired by the rugged shoreline of Vancouver Island, the Schooner Cove Singers (SCS), co-founded by choral conductor Dr. Elroy Friesen and acclaimed Canadian organist Jenny Vincent, will be an ensemble where talented and dedicated singers come to nurture their musical gifts and be inspired while pursuing artistic excellence in every performance.
MAKING IT HAPPEN!
Through a yearly presentation including one choral and organ concert, the SCS seeks to build a new understanding and appreciation of the organ. The SCS will also introduce new compositions, support Canadian composers and deliver truly memorable performances to its audiences.
We miss you!
Our Spring 2020 concerts were booked for Saturday June 13 (Parksville/Knox United) and Sunday June 14 (Victoria/St. Andrew's Presbyterian) - we were eager to present Songs of the Enchanted British Isles to you.
In early March, all our plans were put on hold due to the COVID-19 pandemic. We waited and waited, listened hopefully to Dr. Bonnie Henry, Minister Adrian Dix and Premier John Horgan. Ultimately, we realized there was no alternative but to cancel our June concerts.
Now, all scientific data dictates that we must cancel our entire 2020-2021 season as well. We regret having to come to this decision. We are sad but won't be stopped! The coming months will be spent developing our exciting programming for 2021-2022.
In the meantime, our plan is to stay in touch, keep you informed and enlightened with occasional (and short!) Mailchimp messages.
Please accept this music treasure from us - recorded during rehearsal in May 2019 in preparation for our Schooner Cover Singers Of Boats and Music programme. https://youtu.be/o12R1wh5jkI
Take special care and keep music in your hearts....
Jenny Vincent, Artistic Director
Elroy Friesen, Conductor
Schooner Cove Singers, Parksville BC