On June 9th, Safe Harbour closed out the fifth season of SONG with their annual fundraising concert. This year's tongue-in-cheek theme was "All My Old Lovers," and the concert delved into the hilarity, heartbreak and hysteria inspired by memories of past loves. This year's concert was Safe Harbour's most successful fundraiser to date! Thanks to … Continue reading “All My Old Lovers” raises $10,000 for SONG
Music In Your Medium is an online art auction to raise funds for Sounds of the Next Generation (SONG), a free after school music program for at-risk children and youth in Northumberland County. We are looking for local artists who would be willing to donate an original piece of art in a medium of their … Continue reading Music in Your Medium
PLEASE NOTE: The offer contained in this post is for SONG families only; interested members of the public will need to purchase a regular admission through normal means. In its five years of operation, the SONG program has been blessed with so many community partners who generously make offers to provide musical experiences for our … Continue reading Born to be wild?
The art of giving and the giving of art become one through the kind generosity of Cobourg artist Alice Vander Vennen. Alice has been working with SONG students in class this spring to help complete an art project featuring personal totems that will be used in our spring "Kids 4 Kids" concert. In addition to … Continue reading The Giving of Art
Spring is officially here, and so is SONG's 5th Annual Spring Concert! Spring brings about the colour yellow with the warm sunshine, forsythias and daffodils, and symbolizes happiness and empowerment—the very themes the children of SONG have been exploring for their spring concert Kids 4 Kids on Saturday May 26th at 3:00 p.m. at Trinity United Church. For this … Continue reading Kids 4 Kids – Spring Concert
SONG was the recipient of a Civic Award of Distinction - Arts at this year's annual Civic Awards presentation on April 4th at Victoria Hall. Two of our students, Brandon Howlett from Port Hope and Ellie Baker of Cobourg (not pictured), joined with Board Chair Nicole Beatty and Governance committee chair Joanne Allen to accept … Continue reading Cobourg Civic Award Winners!
Last Saturday, the music world received notice that Maestro Jose Antonio Abreu, the founder of the El Sistema music model, passed away at age 78. Forty-three years ago, this Venezuelan government economist began a socially inclusive musical education program for some of the poorest children in his country. The El Sistema program has been replicated … Continue reading A Legacy of Music