Posted: May 16, 2019
Congratulations to the LFAS Grade 5 Music Studentswho worked extremely hard with Mrs. Lorensen to write their very own songs with original lyrics and melody. Their carefully handwritten songs were submitted to the Vancouver Chamber Choir’s biennial song-writing competition, and on May 5that the Youth & Music 2019: Music’s Futureconcert (where the award-winning songs written by children, teens and university students from BC, Canada, USA and around the world are given their debut performance), Langley Fine Arts School was awarded $250.00 for being the school with the most entries. Each grade five student will also receive four complimentary tickets to a Vancouver Chamber Choir concert of their choice in the 2019-2020 season.
This was the fifth time that LFAS grade fives have participated in this competition. Because LFAS enters so many songs, the Vancouver Chamber Choir generously chose to feature five of the grade five songs in their Youth and Musicconcert. This year the judges chose the following five students’ songs to be sung by soloists from the Vancouver Chamber Choir:
Julianna Armstrong– Always Believe
Rebekah Hoedemaker-Purvis– On the Trapeze!
Taylor Ibbott– True Friends
Jemma Kennedy– Boredom
Lauren Roessler– Feeling Happy
The soloists sung these student songs with exquisite tone and beautiful expression and brought sheer delight to the faces of the five young composers. The audience was moved by the beauty and honesty of these songs. The evening was extra special because it was also the final concert for Jon Washburn, the founder and artistic director of the award-winning Vancouver Chamber Choir, who is also a Member of the Order of Canada. Mr. Washburn was recognized for his 48 years with the choir and for his ongoing encouragement and support of young composers.