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Upcoming Concerts

The Pacific Mennonite Children’s Choir is thrilled to be able to present our Spring show, “From The Steeple To The Stage” on Saturday, June 11th, 2022 at Central Heights Church in Abbotsford.  Audience members are being given multiple options for attending: A matinee at 3:00 pm, an evening performance at 7:00 pm, or watching them both! This Spring has been a dichotomy of music including being invited to sing at multiple churches in our community.  As well as preparing music for the church such as the “Freedom Trilogy” by Paul Halley and “Raise a Hallelujah”, a popular worship song often heard on the radio, we thought it would be such a fun addition to add some Broadway music to our concert, especially since our tour had to be postponed yet again.  Singers will be performing music from a wide range of Broadway musicals including excerpts from Annie, Oliver, The Sound Of Music, The Lion King, The Greatest Showman, and others.  Included in our production will be costuming and choreography to enhance the musical experience.  

Audience members will have a chance to hear all three divisions of our choir including our brand new grouping of young singers ages 5-8 years old, called “The Tinies” directed by Andrea Pederson.  We are so thrilled to be able to feature these young singers in our concert this spring. 

We will join our voices together with The Abbotsford Youth Orchestra and their director Calvin Dyck to give our singers and audience a delightful feast for the eyes and ears!

Ticket prices are $20 for Adults, $15 for Seniors, and $10 for Students and are available online from Eventbrite or at the door. Click here to buy your tickets now: 

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After the last very unpredictable two years of limited singing together and no concerts, the Pacific Mennonite Children’s Choir is thrilled to be able to present  “A Canadian Christmas” concert on Saturday, December 11th, 2021 at Central Heights Church in Abbotsford.

The entire program features Canadian composers and arrangers whom you’ll be astonished by! Our Senior group will be Irish dancing to “I Saw Three Ships” as well as performing a handful of old Canadian carols. Our Junior group will perform some haunting lullabies for the Christ Child as well as lead you in a Christmas favourite, “It’s The Most Wonderful Time Of The Year”.

PMCC just recently added a brand new grouping of young singers ages 5-8 years old called “The Tinies”, directed by Andrea Pederson.  We are so thrilled to be able to feature these young singers in our concert this year.  Just think, how glorious it might sound to hear 80 young voices singing together with incredible musicians and a wonderful audience!

We will join our voices together with The Vancouver Brass Quintet, members of the Abbotsford Youth Orchestra, and some other special guests. We look forward to celebrating and singing about the true meaning of Christmas, Jesus Christ’s birth.  And of course, the program will include some fun Christmas favourites as well!

We look forward to seeing you!

Checkout the Program for this concert and the Live Stream as well.

<<< PMCC A Canadian Christmas Program

 

 


Past Concerts

 

On Sunday, March 1st, PMCC and the AYO present a free community hymn sing. Consider this your personal invitation!
The program will feature classic and contemporary hymns such as “All Creatures of Our God and King”, “I Can Only Imagine” by Mercy Me, music from the Iona Community and special features such as “Jesu Joy of Man’s Desiring” by J.S. Bach and “Amazing Grace” arranged by Canadian composer Stephen Hatfield.
Admission is free. There will be an offering taken to raise funds for the PMCC/AYO trip to Scotland in July, 2020. Led by Calvin Dyck and Betty-Ann Braun, the youth have the unique opportunity to visit the Iona Community, participate in the Stirling Bridge Festival in Edinburgh, and perform in St. Giles Cathedral, Iona Cathedral, Stirling Castle and the Church of the Holy Rood. Other highlights include a visit to Fingal’s Cave, and a performance in Abbotsford House, Scotland on Canada Day – the former home of Sir Walter Scott.
This tour to Scotland will provide over 50 youth from the Fraser Valley with the unique opportunity to collaborate with musicians from around the world, pursue excellence in music, and experience the richness of Scottish culture and history. For more information visit www.calvindyck.com or www.pmcc.ca

Juno award winner Brian Doerksen kicks off your 2019 Christmas season with a hometown concert in Abbotsford celebrating his first Christmas recording. The Heart of Christmas With Brian Doerksenwill be an evening filled with delightful music and childlike wonder as the Christmas story is rendered in beautiful new original songs and classic favourites. Special guests include violinist Calvin Dyck with a string orchestra, the Pacific Mennonite Children’s Choir and other surprise guests. The work of Bethesda Christian Association among people with diverse abilities will also be highlighted. Advance tickets are only $29.50. Invite your friends and family and join us on Saturday Nov 30, the night before the start of Advent, in Abbotsford.

 

The Pacific Mennonite Children’s Choir presents How Can I Keep From Singing?, their spring concert on Friday, June 7. With artistic director Betty-Ann Braun and special guest Calvin Dyck, this concert explores the different reasons why we sing: for love, for joy (or sadness!), to tell a story. We sing to tell the TRUE story, of God’s love and faithfulness to us. From silly to serious, from classical to jazz, join us as we take you on a romp through some beautiful, contemplative, joyous music!

Our silent auction fundraiser starts at 6:30 PM, so be sure to come early and check out a wonderful line-up of available auction items, including a scenic helicopter ride of the Fraser Valley for 2!

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