Yarrow/Victoria – The Hon. Judith Guichon, Lieutenant Governor of British Columbia announced the 2018 winners of her community music program, Sing Me a Song. Each year, schools, community choirs and amateur musical groups are invited to write and sing an original song in the lead up to 2021, celebrating the 150th anniversary of British Columbia’s entry into Confederation.
“This year’s entries were wonderfully enthusiastic in sharing what they love about British Columbia,” said Guichon. “Congratulations to all who entered. It is inspiring, year after year, to hear the quality of musical talent in our province.”
The 2018 Sing Me a Song winners are:
Under 11 category:
Where I Wanna Be! by Campus View Elementary in Victoria: http://ow.ly/r8ET30jsV9p
Under 18 category:
The Heart of Beautiful B.C. by Fraser Valley Children’s Chorus (Cantabile Choir) in the Fraser Valley: http://ow.ly/qnpc30jsVas
A Proud Canadian Province by The Gardens Choir in Qualicum Beach: http://ow.ly/ppyl30jsVbF
The awards are generously sponsored by Wayne Strandlund and Elena Markos of Victoria and the Government House Foundation. Entries were scored on musicality, spirit and originality by a panel of musicians, which included Louise Rose, music maker, piano and voice teacher at The Chwyl School of Contemporary Music at The Victoria Conservatory of Music, and member of The Great American Song Book Trio; Maureen Archambault, musical director of the a cappella choir Bel Canto; Heather Pawsey, opera singer and artistic director of Astrolabe Musik Theatre; and Brian Wismath, music director of Vox Humana Chamber Choir, Linden Singers of Victoria, Victoria Choral Society and Victoria Conservatory of Music Chorale. All submissions had to have a minimum of eight voices, be original content and inspired by the theme of what British Columbia means to them.
For more information on the program, visit: www.ltgov.bc.ca