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Local Choir Traveling to Czech Republic and Germany

Posted On: Saturday, February 17, 2018

Contact: Ann-Marie MacDairmid Phone: 519-599-2710 Email:

Local Choir Traveling to Czech Republic and Germany

The thirty-four singers will leave Canada on April 2 along with a contingent of ten family members and friends. Shoreline will sing with local ‘friendship’ choirs on three occasions.

In Prague, activities will include visiting the Jewish town Kutna Hora that dates back to about 1150, and a performance at the St Nicholas Church. The first stop in Germany will be in Dresden where Shoreline will perform a few songs a cappella in that city’s most famous building, the Frauenkirche.

Then it will be on to Leipzig to experience some of its rich musical history including an opera performance. Shoreline will be the participating choir for a worship service at Tabor Church. The choir will also sing at the Monument to the Battle of Nations.

The tour will then continue to Berlin where planned activities include visits to the Film Museum in Potsdam, the Berlin Wall Memorial and participation in a worship service at Kaiser Wilhelm Memorial Church.

This is the fourth international trip for the Shoreline Chorus. Previous trips were to Ireland (2016), Holland (2014) and Cuba (2012).

“Like these other trips,” enthused MacDairmid, “this tour and performances are opportunities to expand our artistic abilities and horizons.”

“But in addition to the learning opportunities for us, we will be sharing our favourite Canadian music,” explained MacDairmid, “because almost every one of the songs that we will sing has a strong Canadian connection.”

The choir’s repertoire includes ‘Ave, Maris Stella’ which is a Latin canticle adopted by Acadian settlers in Nova Scotia over 350 years ago, ‘Fare Thee Well’ by the Rankins, ‘Hymn to Freedom’ by Oscar Peterson, ‘Fogarty’s Cove’ by Stan Rogers, Leonard Cohen’s ‘Hallelujah’ and ‘They All Call it Canada’ by Freddy Grant.

MacDairmid and the Shoreline Chorus have been planning and fundraising for over a year. The program that they will take to the Czech Republic and Germany will be presented in concert at St. George’s Anglican Church, Clarksburg at 3:00 p.m. on Saturday, March 17, 2018. Admission is by donation.

Contact: Ann-Marie MacDairmid

Phone: 519-599-2710



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