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Day of Singing & Arts: Pro-D day fun!

Calling all creative types in grades 3-8! Spend Friday, February 17  (Pro-D day) engaged in song, art, drama, and more! Work with the inspiring and wonderful Brian Tate for the day, and sing in the concert that night! It all takes place at Evergreen Cultural Centre. Get details & register HERE.

Snowfall & rehearsals

In the event of heavy snowfall, please watch this website and check your email for the status of possible rehearsal cancellations or alternate venues due to potential school closures at Blakeburn and Riverside- Tuesday rehearsals.  Evergreen Cultural Centre is usually open in heavy snow, but please check this web page on the day of rehearsal.
Drivers are reminded that if they feel conditions are not safe for getting to rehearsal, it is ultimately their decision on whether to attend. Please notify us.

Meet Angela Crocker, our Executive Director

Throughout her career, Angela has been keenly interested in the possibilities of Internet marketing and has recently focused on her research, writing and teaching in the social media marketing niche.  Her first book, The Complete Idiot’s Guide to Creating a Social Network was published in early 2011. Over the last two years, she has worked with Coastal Sound on a contract basis assisting with social media marketing plans and fundraising initiatives. 

 

A lifelong chorister, Angela Crocker brings a passion for choral music and an extensive arts administration background to Coastal Sound Music.  She has worked in marketing, fundraising, advocacy and leadership roles in the literary and performing arts. From her time at Whitecap Books to her years of service at the Playhouse Theatre Company, she has committed her professional life to building communities based on shared passions and interests.

 

Angela’s firsthand knowledge of Coastal Sound began in 2002 when she joined the Coastal Sound Adult Choir as a Second Soprano. Over the years, she volunteered many hours serving on the marketing, strategic planning and fundraising committees and sat on the Board from 2004-2006.

 

Angela is thrilled to combine her passion for the arts with her arts administration experience at the helm of Coastal Sound Music. Learn more in Angela’s first message on our blog.

Hello! From Angela Crocker, Executive Director

What an exciting time it is as I begin 2012 as Coastal Sound’s new Executive Director. In partnership with Diana Clark and Carrie Tennant, I have the privilege of taking a leadership role in the future of Coastal Sound Music. I look forward to working with our Board of Directors, our multi-talented Artistic Team, and all of our singers and their families as well.

I sang in my first choir at age 5 and I vividly remember singing Do Re Mi and Edelweiss. As I grew older, the repertoire varied depending on the interests of my music teachers and I was fortunate to sing everything from The Lullaby of Broadway to Ave Verum Corpus as well as Les Toreadors in Bizet’s Carmen and Mack the Knife. Whether it was classical, opera, jazz or pop music I’ve always enjoyed choir and I hope to help bring that experience to many more children, youth and adults at Coastal Sound.

Professionally, my career has included both the performing and literary arts. I’ve worked in sales, marketing and advocacy roles as well as donor relations, special events and fundraising. In early 2011, I experienced the hard work and thrills of being an author when my first book was published by Penguin Books (USA). I’ve also done a great deal of technical theatre and my theatrical on stage claim to fame was “Dead Woman #2″ in Our Town. I had just two lines so I don’t normally list that on my resume. My extensive theatre experience in fundraising and marketing will be much more help to Coastal Sound!

In recent years, I’ve described myself as a “community builder” and I’m proud to have been part of the Coastal Sound community in various ways. I began in 2002 by singing in the Adult Choir and in the years that followed I volunteered my time on the marketing, fundraising and strategic planning committees. I also served on the Board of Directors, first under Harold Peters as Chair and, later, with Dave Mitchell. More recently, I have been working with the Artistic Team and Robyn Stewart on various marketing and fundraising initiatives. Stepping into the role of Executive Director feels like a natural next step to me and I look forward to serving the Coastal Sound family in the months and years ahead.

I can’t look ahead without looking back at the history of Coastal Sound and I’d like to thank my predecessors Robyn Stewart and, before her, Dan Mattinson, for their administrative work in building Coastal Sound into a vibrant organization. Similarly, thanks to Diana Clark and her predecessor Donna Otto for their artistic vision and energy.

Coastal Sound is a fabulous choral community. Thank you for the warm welcome.