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Coquitlam BC, June 2, 2016 — Coastal Sound Music Academy Celebrates Coquitlam’s 125th Anniversary with We Live Here, Sunday, June 12th, 7:00 pm at Evergreen Cultural Centre in Coquitlam.
Celebrating the 125th anniversary of City of Coquitlam, Coastal Sound choirs tall to small examine where we live, our history and our hobbies, through the lens of choral music.
For Coastal Sound’s Artistic Director, Diana Clark, this concert is extra special. “I grew up in Coquitlam, in Ranch Park. In 45 years, I’ve watched this city grow up, from a ‘one strip-mall town’ to the bustling urban area that it is now. It’s been fun to reminisce with other Coquitlam residents, and to think about music that reflects this beautiful area that we call home.”
On weekends, Westwood Raceway— Canada’s first purpose-built road racing circuit— could always be heard from Clark’s childhood home. For this show, Clark has commissioned an arrangement of Little GTO by Ronnie and the Daytonas, to pay tribute to the track and it’s place in Coquitlam’s history.
Other special surprises include the world premieres of two new works, and a musical cameo performance by Coquitlam’s own Mayor Stewart!
Coastal Sound’s adult choir, DeCoro will give a preview performance of a song commissioned and written by Coquitlam resident George Chung to celebrate Coquitlam’s 125th Anniversary. This was funded by a grant provided by Spirit of Coquitlam and Coquitlam Foundation.
The Coastal Sound Music Academy transforms lives and builds community through the pursuit of choral music excellence. From the 4-year-olds in the Sources song play program to the national award-winning Youth Choir to the DeCoro choir for adults, there is a place for singers of all ages to share a sense of spirit, artistry, heart and community. Whether they are singing for international conferences, Indie rock arrangements or traditional a cappella singing, Coastal Sound has gained a reputation for presenting artistic, entertaining and engaging performances.
We Live Here
Sunday, June 12th, 2016 7:00 pm
Evergreen Cultural Centre, 1205 Pintree Way, Coquitlam
Tickets: $20 Adults $15 Seniors $10 Children (12 and under)
Tickets online: www.coastalsoundmusic.com by phone: 604-927-6555 (Evergreen Culture Centre Box Office)
For more information or to request an interview:
Andrea Howorth 604-802-2440 firstname.lastname@example.org
National Award WinningINDIEKÖR Show Has Its Last RunThursday, June 9th in Victoria +Saturday, June 11th in VancouverVancouver, BC – The Coastal Sound Youth Choir is pleased to announce the return of Indiekör for the fifth year in a row! Indiekör 2016 is set to take place in Victoria on Thursday, June 9th at Oak Bay United Church and at The Vogue Theatre in Vancouver on Saturday, June 11th. This will be the final year for the Indiekör concert series, so get your tickets soon as it’s sure to be a sell-out! Full show details are listed below.Featuring 65 singers aged 14-22, and local indie mainstays The Salteens, Indiekör is an innovative cross-pollination of classical choral music and indie rock. This year’s show will feature music by: The Zolas, Vampire Weekend, The Shins, Grimes, Sufjan Stevens, Bon Iver, Arcade Fire and more!Indiekör is the brainchild of noted Vancouver choral conductor, Carrie Tennant. The show evolved out of Tennant’s desire to explore the artistry of popular music alongside the classical choral canon and after five years of creating this event, it seems to be getting its due. The show has received much critical acclaim and accolades over the years and Tennant and the Coastal Sound Youth Choir recently received the National Choral Award for Outstanding Innovation for their work on the Indiekör shows. 2016 will be the last year for this groundbreaking concert series and the choir is planning to end things on a high note!“This is our fifth and final year of Indiekör,” explains Tennant. “We have met the most amazing people and had the most phenomenal experiences working on this show together, and we definitely plan to go out with a bang!”Indiekör 2016 is a show you don’t want to miss! Join the Coastal Sound Youth Choir for Indiekör 2016 with special guests The Salteens on Thursday, June 9th in Victoria and Saturday, June 11th in Vancouver. Tickets are on sale now at: victoria.snapd.com (Victoria) & voguetheatre.com (Vancouver).Coastal Sound Youth Choir presents:INDIEKÖR w/ guests The Salteens – Live in VictoriaWhen: Thursday, June 9th, 2016Where: Oak Bay United Church (1355 Mitchell Street)Doors: 6:30PM // Show: 7:00PMTickets: $15 Adults // $12 Students // $5 Children Under 12, Available at Victoria.Snapd.com
Coastal Sound Youth Choir presents:INDIEKÖR w/ guests The Salteens – Live in VancouverWhen: Saturday, June 11th, 2016Where: Vogue Theatre (918 Granville Street)Doors: 6:30PM // Show: 7:30PMTickets: $24.50 Adults // $18.50 Students // $13 Children Under 12, Available at VogueTheatre.comWebsite: www.coastalsoundmusic.comFacebook: www.facebook.com/coastalsoundyouthchoirTwitter: @CoastalSoundInstagram: @CoastalSoundYouthChoir“Indiekör is one of those beautiful nights where music pulls deep on your heartstrings and you are left feeling overly elated…” - VIES Magazine“Loved it…” - Jemaine Clement (Flight of the Conchords)“Seriously rad…” - Hey Ocean“We are a bit teary-eyed here at Belle and Sebastian headquarters…” - Belle and Sebastian
MEDIA TOOLS:CLICK HERE for video about IndiekörWATCH/POST Indiekör 2015 // Stars - ‘Your Ex Lover Is Dead’WATCH/POST Indiekör 2015 // Dan Mangan – ‘Robots’WATCH/POST Indiekör 2015 // The New Pornographers – ‘Letter From An Occupant’CLICK HERE for high-res photos and Indiekör 2016 poster.ABOUT THE COASTAL SOUND YOUTH CHOIR:The Coastal Sound Youth Choir is known for passionate and imaginative performances. The choir, which won the Canadian Competition for Amateur Choirs in 2013, is made up of 65 young people aged 14-22 from municipalities across Metro Vancouver. They are part of Coastal Sound Music Academy. Click here for an informative video on the Coastal Sound Youth Choir.MEDIA CONTACT:Jen Fritz | Fritz MediaPhone: 604-626-7045Email: email@example.com