The following schools will be competing for the title of 2017 Show Choir Canada Champions:
Morning Session (9:30am to 12:30pm)
Richmond Hill HS “Vocal Fusion”, Richmond Hill (non-arts large ens)
Centre Stage Theatre School, Burlington (pre-competitive)
Unionville HS “Synergy”, Unionville (arts/comm)
Our Lady of Lourdes “The Pitches”, Guelph (non-arts small ens)
J. Clarke Richardson “Vocal Thunder”, Ajax (non-arts small ens)
Afternoon Session (2:00pm to 5:00pm)
All Saints Catholic High School “Flash”, Kanata (non-arts small ens)
Michael Power-St. Josephs “Power House”, Etobicoke (non-arts small ens)
St. Francis Xavier SS “Sound FX”, Mississauga (non-arts small ens)
York Mills CI “Cheat Notes”, Toronto (non-arts small ens)
St. George’s School of Montreal “G Major”, Montreal (non-arts large ens)
Evening Session (6:30pm to 8:45pm)
Totino-Grace Catholic “Company of Singers”, Minnesota (non-arts large ens)
Fame School of Performing Arts “FAME”, Woodbridge (arts/comm)
Milton Show Choir “Gleam”, Milton (arts/comm)
Beaconsfield HS “BHS Crescendo”, Montreal (non-arts large ens)
Guest Performances/Awards Ceremony (9:00pm to 10:00pm)
Guest Performance and Awards Ceremony open to all ticket holders from any session.
Richmond Hill HS “Vocal Fusion”, Richmond Hill
Richmond Hill High School’s “Vocal Fusion” is a show choir consisting of dedicated students from grades 9 through 12. Through initiative, perseverance and collaboration, the members express themselves collectively through song and dance. The group creates and performs spectacular numbers to perform at a variety of school concerts, community events and competitions. Every member has a unique talent they bring to the group. Singing, dancing, beat boxing, playing musical instruments… they do it all together, as a family. Many of the songs they perform are arranged by the students themselves, and they even design their own choreography! The group was formed in late 2010, and has continued to grow throughout the years. While the choir is largely student-run, none of their achievements would have been possible without the amazing Ms. Christopoulos-Sarganis and Mme. Charette, the group’s directors. They work with these passionate students at their rehearsals twice a week, teaching the music and perfecting the dance. We are working hard in preparation for this year’s competition and are excited to share our passion with Show Choir Canada!
(New) – Centre Stage Theatre School Show Choir, Burlington
The Centre Stage Theatre School Show Choir is a brand new group from Burlington, Ontario. It is comprised of 20 performers, grades 3-12, who have been rehearsing a mix of songs from Broadway musicals once a week since September. As a pre-competitive group, Centre Stage is excited to perform at Show Choir Canada and to learn from the judges and from all the wonderful show choirs who are performing!
Unionville HS “Synergy”, Unionville
Synergy is a student-led show choir club from Unionville High School from Markham, Ontario. .Synergy is composed of a passionate and dynamic group of singers, dancers and performers of whom some have a background in performance and others not. They performed at the Show Choir Canada competition in 2011 to 2014 and are extremely happy to be returning under the new direction of Ms Maggie Ho. Synergy rehearses twice a week after school. They would like to give lots of thanks to their various teacher advisers for helping them get to where they are today.
Our Lady of Lourdes “The Pitches”, Guelph
The Pitches are a group of talented singers, dancers and actors from Our Lady of Lourdes High School in Guelph Ontario. These students have participated in countless theatrical productions and musicals, concerts, and dance productions. The Pitches are made up of veteran senior students but also welcome juniors into the mix. They are a highly motivated, super energized group that specialize in sweet vocal harmonies and magnetic stage presence.
J. Clarke Richardson “Vocal Thunder”, Ajax
Vocal Thunder is back, as two-time, non-arts small ensemble champions, to challenge ourselves again in this extraordinary competition which provides a great platform for talented and passionate performers. This year we are bringing to you from J. Clarke Richardson in Ajax, Ontario, a love story told through the music of Queen. A “Rhapsody” which explores a forbidden love, overcoming various obstacles, and prevailing against all odds. Under the direction of Jaclyn Prohaska, this talented group of performers is “Under Pressure” to present to you, “Somebody to Love 2017”. We’d like to thank our amazing school community, administration, arts department staff, the SCC team, and especially our parents, for their continued support on our SCC journey. Good luck and thank you to all of the fantastic participants!
All Saints Catholic High School “Flash”, Kanata
“Flash”, the All Saints Show Choir is comprised of 20 diverse and dynamic choir members, who will not only demonstrate their passion and enthusiasm on stage, but worked tirelessly behind the scenes to choreograph and harmonize many of the musical segments themselves. They are accompanied by the incredible 13 piece “Whipflash” band, whose creativity will be clearly showcased in their personal arrangement of various segments by student Nick Truong. But the talent doesn’t stop there, watch as band members bring their vocals to the stage and choir members pick up an instrument to demonstrate the true range of these student’s eclectic skills.
(New) – Michael Power/St.Josephs “Power House”, Etobicoke
Michael Power/St.Joseph’s Show Choir is composed of 18 unique and enthusiastic individuals who plan to bring their passion for music and dance to the stage. Through countless hours of harmonizing and choreographing, Power House prepares to participate in the competition for the first time ever. Singers and dancers work together as a team by combining their skills and creativity to showcase their manifold talents. This first year of Show Choir at Michael Power brings a new wave of positive energy and excitement to the entire group of vocalists and dancers. Power House performers plan to put on an unforgettable debut that will leave everyone wanting more!
(New) – St. Francis Xavier SS “Sound FX”, Mississauga
From St. Francis Xavier Secondary School in Mississauga, Ontario, Sound FX is a fresh-faced group of energetic and passionate musicians and singers. New to the scene, this small group is excited to bring a big sound never heard before at Show Choir Canada. Youthful and unafraid to take risks, the student-run club is sure to deliver a daring dynamic to the next generation of show choir!
York Mills CI “Cheat Notes”, Toronto
The York Mills Cheat Notes is an extracurricular show choir founded in 2011 under the direction of Ms. Pamela Maxwell-Steele. This year they are composed of 14 performers and 3 band members, ranging from grades 10 to 12. We are lucky to have a new addition to our team this year, our choreographer Stephanie Williams! Cheat Notes have been tirelessly working throughout the school year to put together their set around the theme of internationalism and connectedness. With the help of our strong student heads, we are quite proud of all the work we have done this year. We are all very excited to be taking part in SCC Championship 2017!
St. George’s School of Montreal “G Major”, Montreal
St. George’s Glee Club, G Major, was founded in 2009 under the artistic direction of Performing Arts Department Head Candace Grynol and Technical Director Aaron Stamboulieh. G Major has competed at Show Choir Canada Championships since 2012 and were named 2016’s Grand Champions. They also perform sold-out shows every year at DB Clarke Theatre in downtown Montreal. This year’s full group features 52 students from Grades 7-11 as well as several staff and faculty members, and they are currently preparing their 8th full-length show.
(New) – Totino-Grace Catholic School “Company of Singers”, Minnesota
Company of Singers, from Totino-Grace High School, is in their 27th year under the direction of Terry Voss. Assistant Directors are Heather Douglas, Bryce Mahlstedt, and Tim Hoffman. The group has enjoyed many years of success making finals, best vocals, best band, best choreography, and best soloist awards.
Totino-Grace High School is a four year Catholic-based high school with an enrolment of approx. 700 students. TG has enjoyed over 20 years of top 6 finishes having recently named National Champion in 2010 and Runner-up in Nationals in 2011 and 2016. Included in the awards have been multiple Best Choreography, Best Vocals, Best Band and individual performer and soloist honors.
Our group and school are honored to be here with our good neighbors to the north for the Show Choir Canada Championships as a representative of the United States.
Company wishes all competitors success this weekend!
Fame School of Performing Arts “FAME”, Woodbridge
Our senior team of 12 performers ranging from grade 6 to 9, have been involved in musical theatre training together for much of their young lives and dedicate their time and energy to what they love most, spreading enjoyment through song and dance. Striving for artistic innovation and spirit of showmanship, FAME School of Performing Arts will continue to shape our talented students into confident performers while providing a well rounded and positive experience for all. These high powered groups, full of dynamic energy can’t wait to bring their work to the stage!
Milton Show Choir “Gleam”, Milton
Milton Show Choir operates multiple community-based show choirs in Milton, Ontario. Gleam consists of 25 students from grades seven to eleven. Under the musical direction of Melanie Silva and Bob Hall, the group performs at local community events and stages an annual “Gleeful” Showcase each spring. In celebration of the organizations fifth year of operation, members will tour Calgary this March and look forward to collaborating with the Calgary Youth Singers during their visit. They are committed to their yearly community outreach initiatives that have lent support to Big Brothers/Big Sisters and Reach Out Centre for Kids. Milton Show Choir’s Gleam can’t wait to participate in this year’s Show Choir Canada 2017 Nationals!
(New) – Beaconsfield HS “BHS Crescendo”, Montreal
Beaconsfield High School is a public high school from the West Island of Montreal- attended by 850 students in grades 7-11. BHS GLEE CRESCENDO is made up of 21 singers and dancers, half are junior students (grades 7, 8 & 9) and half are senior students (grade 10 & 11). BHS GLEE began in 2007 with 11 members and only two public performances. It has blossomed to a group of up to 30 members in its largest year. BHS GLEE CRESCENDO is an extracurricular group that performs at various school functions including: Remembrance Day ceremonies, Variety show, Charity Showcase as well as an Annual Glee Show. BHS GLEE also goes Christmas Caroling at Seniors Residences on the West Island. Repertoire for the club is a mix of songs from Broadway musicals, Contemporary Pop Hits and Classics. BHS GLEE is directed by Ceri Howe, and is thrilled to be competing for the first time at Show Choir Canada.