Local youth will soon be singing a little love into our hearts.
Tofino local Sophie L’Homme has put a call out for young Tofitians wanting to improve, and showcase, their singing skills in a brand new pop choir.
The choir is open to children ages 8-13 and rehearsals will be held at the Clayoquot Sound Community Theatre from 3 – 4:15 p.m. every Tuesday.
L’Homme plans to gather a list of the kids’ favourite songs and bring in local musicians to help turn these popular songs into choir arrangements.
“It’s going to be a fun hour of singing tunes,” L’Homme told the Westerly adding “choir is a micro society” where children learn to sing and collaborate with others.
“It’s just a great introduction to music and training your ear but mainly it’s going to be fun,” she said. “I’m not going to make it too serious but at the same time I’m going to be giving good tips about music…It’s going to be fun and amazing musical training.”
L’Homme recently moved back to Tofino after spending the past six years studying music in Montreal and said the West Coast would benefit from a musical boost.
“I’m really hoping to build something really significant in Tofino,” she said.
“There’s not enough music in Tofino…We should start a music culture.”
She also plans to launch an introductory choir for 5-7 year-olds and said participating in choirs as a youth helped motivate and prepare her for her own professional music career.
“I have so many ideas for kids and I love teaching kids,” she said. “I just think it would be a great thing for Tofino kids to have a choir.”
She hopes to see the children’s choir blossom into a solid ambience-boosting feature at local events and festivals and plans to hold a Christmas concert at the end of the year.
Anyone interested in signing up for the choir can contact Tofino’s recreation team at 250-725-3229.