Visual Music

“Music is not limited to the world of sound. There exists a music of the visual world.” Oskar Fischinger 1951

Compose your own visual music here.

 

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Sound Wave Handbell Choir

Auditions for Sound Wave Handbell Choir will be held in June at Inman Elementary School. This group rehearses on Monday afternoons. Please see Ms. Fletcher if you are in grade 6-7 and would like more information.

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District String Orchestras

Interviews for the Burnaby District String Orchestras will be held on June 21-22 from 3:00-5:00 at Seaforth Elementary School. Please see Ms. Fletcher for more information.

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Ukulele

Jake Shimabukuro is one of the best ukulele players in the world! “What the world needs now is more ukulele.”

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Music Monday

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District Youth Choir

Auditions for CoroVoce District Youth Choir will be held on May 4th from 3:30-5:00 at Aubrey Elementary School. Please see Ms. Fletcher if you are in grade 4-7 and would like more information.

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Choir Festival

Congratulations to Cap Choir for an outstanding performance at the District Choir Festival at the Michael J Fox Theatre on April 18th! Our pieces The Artist Teaches Us All and Frim Fram Sauce were lovely and joyful.

We enjoyed hearing choirs from Chaffey Burke, Glenwood, Kitchener and Moscrop, and appreciated the commentator Suzanne Fulton for sharing her expertise with all of the groups. Thank you to Floria for accompanying us so beautifully, and to Ms. Con and our school district for organizing and sponsoring this wonderful annual event. 

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District Concert

Burnaby District Choirs present

Connected

Michael J Fox Theatre

April 19th at 6:30

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Lord of the Rings

Listen to Canadian soprano Isabel Bayrakdarian’s hauntingly beautiful voice on the Lord of the Rings soundtrack. 

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Primary Days of Music

Congratulations to our grade 2 and 3 students for their energetic performance at the district Primary Days of Music on March 6th! We joined students from Brentwood Park, Gilpin, Lochdale and Stride schools for a joyful afternoon of singing.

Our pieces The Moon and Tamu Tu were amazing, as were our talented accompanists Susan and Lori! Thank you to Ms. Veikle, Ms. Dumont and the Burnaby School District for organizing and sponsoring this awesome annual event. 

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Recorder

Divisions 6, 7 and 8 will be learning how to play the recorder in music class.

I will be ordering recorders if you are interested in purchasing one. For $8.00 you’ll receive an excellent quality Aulos recorder, cleaning rod and cloth bag.

You may also use an instrument you already own, or one can be provided for use during music classes.

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Kunda

Intermediate students enjoyed an exhilarating performance by West African group Kunda today at the Michael J Fox Theatre! 

 

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A Bugz Christmas

The Primary students of Capitol Hill present

A Bugz Christmas

A Holiday Musical Infestation!

December 13th at 2:00 & 7:00

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Season of Love

CoroVoce presents

Season of Love

Brentwood Park Alliance Church

December 7th at 6:30

Admission by donation, reception to follow

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Fellburn Care Centre

Cap Choir and the Division 4 Jolly Jinglers will be spreading holiday cheer

Fellburn Care Centre 

December 1st at 2:00

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Remembrance Day

Remembrance Day Assembly

November 10th at 11:00

Choir members are asked to wear black pants, black shoes, and a white blouse or shirt. Vests and poppies will be provided. 

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District Children’s Choir

Auditions for the Burnaby District Children’s Choir will be held on September 20th and 27th from 3:30-5:30 at Forest Grove Elementary School. This choir is for students in grades 1-4. Please see Ms. Fletcher for more information.

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Cap Choir

Cap Hill Intermediate Choir practices will start this week on Tuesdays at 12:15 in the music room. All grade 4-7 students are welcome to come and join the fun! We will be learning songs for Remembrance Day, Christmas and the District Choir Festival.

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African Drumming

Welcome back everyone! I hope you had a great summer.

Music classes will start up again with some high energy drumming! We will be playing djembes, instruments that originate from West Africa. The name of the djembe comes from the saying “Anke djé, anke bé” which translates to “everyone gather together in peace” and defines the drum’s purpose. It will be a wonderful way to start the year!

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Sport Stacking

Sport stacking (also known as cup stacking or speed stacking) is an individual and team sport that involves stacking specialized plastic cups in specific sequences in as little time as possible. Participants of sport stacking stack cups in pre-determined sequences in pyramids of 3, 6, or 10 cups. Players compete against the clock or another player. Stacking builds great hand-eye coordination and skills that are important for playing sports and musical instruments. Check it out on Sports Day!

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CoroVoce Tour

CoroVoce took our Canadian repertoire on tour April 29th performing at Glenwood, Morley, Cameron and University Highlands schools. Thank you so much for hosting us and for being such wonderful audiences. We had a fantastic, fun day!

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Take A Breath

Raffi has written a wonderful new song!

Take A Breath-music

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Fly to Paradise

Here is Eric Whitacre’s Virtual Choir piece featured in Music Express magazine.

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Marimba Music

Happy New Year! Primary and Intermediate classes are learning some fun, upbeat marimba music. We are playing xylophones and a vibraphone that was donated from Alpha Secondary School music teacher Kevin White.

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Happy Holidays

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Phoenix Chamber Choir

Phoenix Chamber Choir won 3 categories in the CBC National Choral Competition today! Other local winners included UBC University Singers and Vancouver Youth Choir.

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Andrea Bocelli

Enjoy a video of Funiculì, Funiculà featuring legendary tenor Andrea Bocelli, flutist Andrea Griminelli, Maestro Eugene Kohn, the Vancouver Symphony Orchestra and Chorus at Rogers Arena.

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Why the Arts Matter

Read a beautiful letter in the Burnaby Now by Harman Pandher, vice-chair of the Burnaby board of education. It’s a lovely reminder of how important and powerful the arts are in our schools!

 

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