Ecole Poirier elementary choir performed wll at the Greater Victoria Performing Arts Festival.

Ecole Poirier choir wins award at fine arts festival

Elementary school choir comes home with J. Phillips Fawcett Spirit Award

The École Poirier Elementary Choir participated in the Greater Victoria Fine Arts Festival on April 13, 2015, performing at First Metropolitan United Church.

The choir is the first from Sooke to participate in the GVPAF and was warmly welcomed by the choral section volunteers.

The fifty-three students from Grades 2-5, directed by Sandi Arts and Caledonia Robertson, sang two pieces for adjudicator Dr. Adam Con, and were delighted to be chosen to receive the Adjudicator’s Choice J. Phillip Fawcett Spirit Award for their performance.

This group of very committed singers rehearses throughout the school year, most often during their lunch period.  They perform at many school assemblies, and visit Ayre Manor to share their music each Christmas.

The Sooke public will see and hear their voices and music, along with students from Saseenos, John Muir, Journey, and Sooke Elementary, on Music Monday, May 4, as they take to the streets and businesses around town to raise awareness of the importance of music in schools.