After nearly 120 years in operation, the Port Hope Lawn Bowling Club has closed its club house and greens. Located behind the Presbyterian Church on Walton Street in Port Hope since 1900, interest in the sport and active membership had been getting smaller in the past few years. Remaining members and the governing Board decided … Continue reading The Legacy will live on
With about two months until the start of our seventh season, SONG is seeking a new choral conductor for our Cobourg program. If you know of a qualified musician who could step into this role, please direct their attention to this information and help us spread the word! Below are the official details of the … Continue reading Seeking a new choral conductor for our team
We are always encouraged by study after study that shows the positive benefits of music education. As cuts to education once again threaten core arts programs, we encourage our political leaders to remember that music opportunities in schools impact students in such a positive way. Case in point...there is a fascinating research study out of … Continue reading Music in Education
EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY (Contract Position) Sounds of the Next Generation (SONG) is a free, socially inclusive choral and orchestral after-school music program for under-served children and youth in Northumberland County. Inspired by El Sistema, SONG promotes social development through the pursuit of musical excellence. Currently, SONG is seeking to fill the following position: Position: Choral Instructor … Continue reading We’re Hiring!
As Canada celebrates National Volunteer Week (Apr 7-13), the national organization "Volunteers Canada" has chosen the theme, "Volunteers: Lifting our Communities" and are using the image of balloons in flight. Like all not-for-profit organizations, SONG depends on the passion and dedication of volunteers to help make the program a success. For six years, SONG has … Continue reading Volunteers: Lifting our Communities
MAKING MUSIC WITH OUR COMMUNITY On Saturday, February 9, SONG singers and string players participated in a family concert, “Let’s Move, Let’s Dance”, presented by the Northumberland Orchestra and Choir. For some students, it was their first experience listening to a full, live orchestra. Several of our string volunteers - past and present - play … Continue reading The Community of Music
The community within which an organization thrives has many facets. In our last blog post, we mentioned the wonderful support of the arts community through SONG’s connections with the Northumberland Players. But SONG also benefits greatly from its community ties to individuals, service clubs, and businesses. One such business connection that stands out is the … Continue reading The Strength of Community Part II