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MEDIA ADVISORY: Coastal Sound Announces 2014-15 Concert Season

COASTAL SOUND OFFERS AN UPLIFTING CHORAL EXPERIENCE WITH NEW SEASON
Award-winning choirs deliver artistry, spirit, community and heart to concert-goers.

Coquitlam, BC (September 30, 2014) – Invigorated by last year’s 25th anniversary season that included an appearance on Michael Bublé’s 3rd Annual Christmas Special aired on CTV and an uplifting performance on this summer’s PNE concert stage backing Universal recording artists Hey Ocean!, Coastal Sound Music Academy announces a new season of live concert experiences from its children, youth and adult choirs.

Featuring performances in Vancouver and Coquitlam, the 2014-15 season offers something for the whole family. Two different holiday events have become tradition for many Lower Mainland families, and the spring of 2015 brings the world premiere of new work from composer Kristopher Fulton. Indiekör at the Vogue Theatre has grown exponentially in popularity with the youth choir putting a new spin on favorites by Mumford and Sons and Vampire Weekend.

 The choirs’ growing fan base has a lot to do with the uplifting nature of their music. An attendee of last year’s Christmas show explains, ‘The myriad of choirs of varying ages took turns entertaining us with their glorious voices.  In the end all the vocalists and musicians performed together, culminating in a Christmas experience that sent shivers up and down my spine! When I left I could feel everyone’s energy, the joy and love one feels leaving a beautiful church having just been entertained by a magnificent number of sweet-sounding voices.  Peace, joy and love were in the air…an absolutely wonderful Christmas production!’

Coastal Sound Artistic Director Diana Clark understands this concert-goer’s engagement with the music. She says, ‘In these troubled times, people seem to be craving the sense of community that our choirs bring. We inherently want to be a part of something bigger than ourselves. More than ever, people need something that uplifts them, puts them in the moment. Our choral music does that.’

Coastal Sound 2014-15 Season

Christmas with Coastal Sound Youth Choir: Saturday, December 6, 2014. 7:30pm at Christ Church Cathedral, 690 Burrard St., Vancouver. Celebrate the joy of the season with the award-winning Coastal Sound Youth Choir. A holiday tradition for many lower mainland families, this concert features carols old and new in an evening of introspection and celebration. Morna Edmundson, director. Special guests, Coastal Sound Children’s Choir.

Comfort & Joy: Sunday, December 14, 2014. 3pm at the Evergreen Cultural Centre,1205 Pinetree Way, Coquitlam. Choral music to soothe, uplift and inspire during the bustling holiday season. Singers of all ages-Con Brio, Con Bella, Children’s Choir and DeCoro- share the stage for this family friendly concert.

As The Rain Hides The Stars: Saturday, February 28, 2015.7 pm at St. Andrew’s Wesley. 1012 Nelson St., Vancouver. Featuring the world premiere of Kristopher Fulton’s new work, with all of our 200 singers on stage! Be transported in the gorgeous St. Andrew’s Wesley while we serenade you with glorious sound.

From Sea to Sea: Sunday, June 7th, 2015.7pm at the Evergreen Cultural Centre, 1205 Pinetree Way, Coquitlam.Enjoy songs of travel, adventure and risk on high seas, beautiful songs of Canada, and rollicking folk tunes from our Maritimes and East Coast. Join us as we celebrate our vast and inspiring country, through songs of the sea and the waterways that unite us all.                       

Indiekör: Sunday, June 14th, 2015. 7:30 pm at theVogue Theatre, 918 Granville Street, Vancouver. Experience what everyone is talking about! Mixing Mumford and Sons with Monteverdi, Coastal Sound Youth Choir and local indie band The Salteens join forces for a fourth year to present their innovative cross pollination of classical choral music and indie rock. Choral music just got cooler than ever.

Ticket pricing and purchase information for all shows at can be found here. VIP Season Pass program for preferred seating and other advantages available until November 1st, 2014.

About the Coastal Sound Music Academy

Coastal Sound Music connects singers and outstanding choral music educators with the community. From the wee 4 to 5 year old “Sources” song play program, to the professional and award winning Youth and Children’s Choirs, to DeCoro, a new choral experience for adults, there is a place for singers to share a sense of spirit, artistry, heart and community.

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Photographs available: Photo 1: Children’s Choir; Photo 2: Youth Choir; Photo 3: DeCoro

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Jen Boucher
Interim Marketing and Operations Manager
Coastal Sound Music Academy
778.989.5701| jen@coastalsoundmusic.com

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Notice of CSMA Annual General Meeting: October 16

The Coastal Sound Board of Directors would like to inform our members that the AGM for the Coastal Sound Music Academy Society has been changed from Thursday, Sept 18th to Thursday, Oct 16th. We encourage all members of Coast Sound to attend this meeting.

Thursday, October 16

6:30pm

Evergreen Cultural Centre Theatre

1205 Pinetree Way, Coquitlam