The goals of the Chorus are to provide vocally talented and gifted children, within the setting of a semi-professional children's choir, with high-level artistic experiences both in choral singing and choral literature; and to have choristers and audiences (re)discover that music is first and foremost an art form and not solely an entertainment medium.
About HASTINGS AND PRINCE EDWARD REGIONAL CHORUS Parent Support Group
The Chorus, formed in 1986, draws its members from the public and seperate school systems in Hastings and Prince Edward counties. The choristers, all of them auditioned are members of one of three choirs, the Junior Division Training Choir (Grades 4-6), the Senior Division Training Choir (Grades 7 and 8), and the Youth Chorale (Grade 9 and up). The choristers in the Youth Chorale are all graduates of the training choirs.
The Youth Chorale, an international award winning choir (Vienna 2000 and 2003) has made nine international tours and performed in Austria, Germany, France, Belgium and the Netherlands. In 2007 the Chorale performed in Carnegie Hall, and will be returning to Austria in 2009.