The Intermediate Choir Festival, now in its 30th year, is a district-wide choral event that takes place each spring. Elementary choirs along with one secondary choir perform before a commentator who gives feedback about their performance. This festival provides choirs with a wonderful end of year performance opportunity and hone their choral skills in a collaborative and encouraging setting.
Intermediate Choir Festival 2019
Dates: April 16th and 17th 9:15 – 11:45 am and 12:15 – 2:15 pm (Bus pick-ups as early as 8:30AM and 11:45pm)
Location: MJF Theatre
Registration Form – online link HERE
Click HERE for the 2019 Information Memo.
Click HERE for a Sample Permission Letter (Word) for parents.
2019 Commentator DAWN PEMBERTON
Vibrant, genuine and soulful, Dawn Pemberton has deep musical roots that take her powerful voice from gospel and soul to jazz, funk and world music. She graduated with a degree in Jazz Studies from Capilano University and has become a staple of the Vancouver music scene and can often be found tearin’ it up as a vocalist, pianist, teacher, adjudicator, choral director, and “go to girl” for live performances and studio sessions. Dawn is the founder and artistic director of the Roots ‘N’ Wings Women’s Choir and teaches masterclasses and workshops all over Canada. In past years, she directed the Voice Ensemble and Youth Choirs at the Sarah McLachlan School of Music. Dawn is a member of the BC Choral Mentorship Program and has been studying choral conducting and vocal pedagogy with Dr. Geoffrey Boers (University of Washington) and Richard Nace since 2011. Her recent debut solo album, Say Somethin’, released on DoRight! Music won Best Urban Recording at the 2015 Western Canadian Music Awards and has received praise from around the globe forecasting her as “…the new queen of Canadian soul.” A passionate educator and performer, Dawn approaches music with a sense of adventure, quirkiness, and serious groove and shapes it into her own unique and dynamic package. Fun, engaging, and expressive, Dawn delights in creating impactful musical experiences for singers of all ages!