The members of Island A Cappella

Looking for a new director

Island A Cappella puts out the call

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Island A Cappella is recruiting its next Chorus Director in preparation for the singing season beginning in September.

This performing and competing chorus sings four-part harmony in the barbershop style. Consisting of forty-two members of all ages from communities across the Island, the chorus has been under the direction of Carolyn Prime since the fall of 2016.

Prime says, “It has been my privilege to direct this talented group of women for the past three years. The members of Island a Cappella are friendly and outgoing, with a passion for the rich harmonies that are the hallmark of the barbershop singing style. We will all be there to offer friendship and support as we welcome and celebrate our new musical leader in their exciting new directorial experience.”

The chorus rehearses on Thursday evenings at the Charlottetown Rural High School. It performs locally throughout the year and competes annually in regional and occasionally international events organized by Harmony Inc., an international non-profit organization empowering women through education friendship and song.

“We are looking for a person who has a passion for choral and a cappella music,” says Chorus President Kelly Mullaly. “They should enjoy working in a collaborative style with an energetic and diverse group of music-loving women who love to perform. We’re so appreciative of everything Carolyn has done to bring us to where we are today; and we’re looking forward to building on that success with a new director who will share their musical vision and leadership with us in our next adventure.”

Interested candidates should visit islandacappella on Facebook or contact Recruitment Chair Gillian Nichol at gilliancnichol@gmail.com for information. Island A Cappella has upcoming performances scheduled at the Carrefour Theatre in Charlottetown on April 27 and at the Indian River Festival on June 14.

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