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Junior Honours Choir concert at Park Royal United Church to feature 140 P.E.I. school children in Grades 4-6

Belting out a few chords in preparation for the Island wide concert featuring 140 upper elementary students from across P.E.I. are from left, Carlee Burke, Southern Kings Consolidated; Rachel Campbell, Queen Elizabeth Elementary, and Ava Perry of Ellerslie Elementary. The concert will be held on March 10, 2:30-3:30 p.m. at Park Royal United Church in Charlottetown. JIM DAY/THE GUARDIAN
Belting out a few chords in preparation for the Island wide concert featuring 140 upper elementary students from across P.E.I. are from left, Carlee Burke, Southern Kings Consolidated; Rachel Campbell, Queen Elizabeth Elementary, and Ava Perry of Ellerslie Elementary. The concert will be held on March 10, 2:30-3:30 p.m. at Park Royal United Church in Charlottetown. JIM DAY/THE GUARDIAN - The Guardian

A concert in Charlottetown will feature 140 upper elementary students from across P.E.I.

The P.E.I. Junior Honours Choir, now in its sixth year, presents its annual gala concert featuring Grades 4 to 6 students from Alberton to Souris on Saturday, March 10, 2:30-3:30 p.m. at Park Royal United Church in Charlottetown. (storm date: March 17 at the same time.)

This concert is open to the public. Admission is by donation.

This enrichment offering, supported by the P.E.I. Department of Education, Early Learning and Culture and enabled by each student’s music teacher, showcases students who have shown exemplary musical ability, cooperativeness and focus.

Gerry Atkins, a choir student from 2015, says: “Music matters to me because a life without music is a life without feeling, hope, love and happiness. Music makes you jump up and down, smile and dance. It’s a feeling you can’t explain. Music is everything to me.”

His enthusiasm is shared by a current choir member, Sophie Gallant, who says: “My grandma was not having the best day. When she saw our choir and we started singing, her day got a lot better.”

The choir will have the opportunity to work with choral conductor, Janet Brenneman from the Canadian Mennonite University in Winnipeg. This event will showcase over 140 children’s voices from 20 schools across P.E.I. This year’s concert also features special guests, the MRHS choir under the direction of Christie, Beck, and the Harmonia Girls Choir, under the direction of Kelsea MacLean.

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