Some of this province’s most talented young vocalists were in Estevan on Friday night for a performance by the Saskatchewan Youth Choir at St. Paul’s United Church.
The evening saw the students showcase their vocal talents by performing songs from around the world and in different languages. Some of the musicians has solos.
Choir members also held workshops in the community on Friday.
The 27-member choir had a local connection, as Torquay’s Levi Stepp, who is a student at Estevan Comprehensive School, is one of the tenors.
Sheryl Neher, who is the executive director for the Saskatchewan Choral Federation, said Stepp was encouraged to audition for the choir through youth choir conductor Marcia McLean, who was an adjudicator at the Estevan and District Music Festival last year.
Neher pointed out that Stepp was the first singer from the Estevan area to be part of the choir, and they want to have singers from beyond Regina and Saskatoon.
“We’re hoping that with us coming here today (Friday), and working at the school, and the kids interacting and getting to meet some others, and with Levi’s excitement for the involvement, that maybe we’ll have one or two kids come on board with us.”
This is the fifth year for the youth choir, and this weekend marks the final weekend of their performances. The age of the performers is 15-21, allowing singers in high school to perform with those in university.
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