Sask Youth Choir holds concert, workshop in Weyburn

The Saskatchewan Youth Choir and their leaders met at the Grace United Church along with the Weyburn Comprehensive School’s concert choir on Friday afternoon, and held a choral workshop together.

Two Weyburn Comp students, Tori Mahnke and Ross Van De Weyer, are members of the Sask Youth Choir.

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First the youth choir sang two songs, then the Comp choir sang one, and the two choirs combined while the choral director for the Sask Youth Choir worked with them through the Comp’s two songs.

The workshop was held at the Grace United Church as they later performed a concert, “A Sampler of Choral Treasures”, on Friday evening for the public.

The Saskatchewan Youth Choir is an auditioned choir made up of singers ages 15-22 from around the province of Saskatchewan.

They come together for three intensive weekend rehearsals to work on the repertoire prior to this final weekend. On the final weekend they head out to various parts of Saskatchewan to share their love of music through workshops at schools and concerts in the communities they are visiting.

There is a final concert, hosted typically in Regina, to close off the season as well as kick off Choral Week and the Optimist Choral Festival, which is held annually in Regina as well.

These events fall within the week of Feb. 7-14, which has been designated Choral Week in Saskatchewan by Gene Makowsky, Minister of Parks, Culture and Sport.