We are offering 2 Premier Choirs:
K - Gr. 2 Gr. 3 - Gr. 12
Choristers will receive training in vocal technique, aural and visual musical literacy and learn a wide range of repertoire including genre and culture.
Weekly rehearsals will be on Mondays hosted in partnership with the Yarrow Community School.
We are also offering UP, an Urban Percussion performance group:
Gr. 5 - Gr. 12
They will be exploring and creating percussion pieces using anything and everything as instruments, then adding choreography. Their performances will only be limited by imagination!
Weekly rehearsals will be on Monday evenings also hosted at Yarrow Community School.
Please contact us for more information!
Heidi was born in Vancouver and raised primarily in Richmond. Her music education began at an early age with piano studies under renowned local teacher, Winfred Rompf, who continues to be a wonderful mentor. She also sang and toured with the West Coast Mennonite Children's Choir. Her piano and music theory studies were later furthered at what is now known as the Vancouver Academy of Music.
She began accompanying groups and soloists at her elementary school concerts. By the age of 16, Heidi and a group of 5 peers formed their own singing group called J.O.Y. Under their own direction, they performed for 5 years performing primarily in the lower mainland. Having an equal passion for music and theatre, Heidi eventually attended the Vancouver Film and Theatre School studying acting with Anthony Holland, one of the founders of Studio 58 and Catherine Caines. It was during this time that Heidi was twice awarded an acting scholarship by the Richmond Council of Arts. Upon Graduation from VFTS, Heidi enjoyed an active acting career in theatre, film and television while simultaneously beginning to work for Ailanthus, a performing arts organization for children in the inner city of Vancouver.
Eventually she became part of the Artistic Management Team as head of the music and dance department. This is where she really developed her passion and skill for nurturing children through the performing arts. Heidi is entering her 8th season as a Conductor and the Artistic Director of the Richmond Youth Honour Choir, she continues to successfully run her own private piano studio, and remains an active performer and accompanist.
She is proud to be sharing her talents, rich experiences and passions with the community of Yarrow and the surrounding Fraser Valley It is her hope to pass on to them a life-long enthusiasm for great music, personal confidence and a spirit of hospitality for a diverse community brought together through musical and personal harmony.