The choir and their director Kristopher Snarby left on March 7 and returned on March 11. The group went as a part of a cultural exchange, sponsored by the federal government called the Society for Educational Visits and Exchanges in Canada (SEVEC).
The Girls Choir had all of their flights covered and because they were staying with local families, they had very little fund raising to do.
While in Alberta, the Girls Choir checked out the sights such as the Edmonton Mall, the art gallery and Jasper National Park. They performed with the Children’s Choir and a choir from the University of Alberta. The Girls Choir also took part in a competition called Choral Fest and were adjudicated while there.
“It was great. Just an awesome trip,” says Snarby.
The Edmonton Children’s Choir is coming to Nova Scotia April 11 until April 15. Snarby says they have some ideas for what they want to show the Children’s Choir while they are here.
Snarby wants to take them to some historic sites such as Fort Point and the Perkins House, take them to White Point and do some outdoor activities, tour Kejimkujik Seaside and introduce them to some East Coast food, including donairs.
“It’s going to be a real cultural experience of what life is like here,” says Snarby.
Snarby also says there will be a concert held on the Saturday night the choir is here. The concert will feature both choirs and possibly a guest choir as well.