Where Singers Belong

PMCC at the International Choral Kathaumixw

On July 2, 2018, twenty-two of our Cantare singers left for Powell River, BC, to compete in the International¬†Choral Kathaumixw. Kathaumixw is taken from a Coast Salish word meaning “a gathering together of different peoples.” We had a wonderful time meeting people from around the world and we got to hear some amazing choirs!


The beautiful town of Lund, BC.

On Thursday morning, July 5th, we competed in the Children’s Choir category along with 4 other choirs. Then, on Friday afternoon we found out that we had placed second! First place went to the Young People’s Chorus of NYC, a phenomenal show choir. They also won “Choir of the World at Kathaumixw” – a well-deserved win for them!

Jubilation at receiving our trophy!

We performed in two concerts at Kathaumixw, enjoyed amazing food at Culacinno’s (check them out if you’re ever in Powell River), sang around the town, hiked, and made new friends. We were inspired by the amazing music we heard all week, and we are looking forward to a great 2018-2019 season!

Looking ahead: Christmas at the Chan with Joel Tranquilla & TWU Choirs (Dec. 2); joint concert with Valley Festival Singers (date TBA); and more wonderful singing!

Published on July 11, 2018 by Betty-Ann Voom