We hope you’ll join us for our next show on April 13, 2014. We’re excited to be featuring Henri Loiselle as our special guest. We’re also happy to have Glenn Ens, Randy Woods, and Lloyd Tomczak in our band, directed by Ken Neitz and Sheldon Corbett.

Kids of Note is a non-auditioned, integrated choir for children and youth, with and without disabilities, who love to sing. We have 25 members, ages 7 and up, some of whom have been with the group since it began in 2005. Kids of Note is directed by children’s entertainer Brenda Baker, with pianist Ken Neitz.

The Notations is a small ensemble of youth and young adult singers, some of whom are “graduates” of Kids of Note. Directed by Diane Phillips with pianist Sheldon Corbett, we strive to provide a unique performing and social experience where a mix of young adults with a range of gifts and abilities have fun making music together. The ensemble shares concerts with Kids of Note, but the singers perform their own songs and provide harmonies for songs by Kids of Note. In order to meet The Notations’ goal of full integration we would especially welcome singers who support our vision of a Saskatoon where people of all abilities share important life experiences – like singing – in an integrated community setting.

Every year our two groups perform a Christmas and a Spring concert to a full house at Grosvenor Park United Church. While the church generously provides a “home” for us, and a few of our songs are drawn from the Judeo-Christian repertoire, our choirs are not religious per se. That said, our music is uplifting, fun and often challenging.

RIGHT NOW both groups are looking for new members for 2014-15 season — our 10th anniversary year!!!

To prepare for our two public concerts and two community “outreach” events, both groups hold rehearsals on Wednesdays from 5 to 6 p.m. at Grosvenor Park United Church, 407 Cumberland Ave. S. beginning on September 17, 2014, running until our concert on December 7. Rehearsals resume January 14, 2015, running until May 3, 2015. The fee is $150 for the entire year ($100 for post-secondary students). Check out the Kids of Note How We Work page or The Notations How We Work page to see if our groups are a good fit for you or your children.

Kids of Note sometimes has limited space, so please contact Brenda Baker soon to register or to have your child’s name added to the waiting list. For more information contact brenda@brendabaker.com or (306) 653-3245.

Kids of Note is made possible through the volunteer efforts of approximately 100 people and the generous donations of many, many more. Corporate sponsorships and community grants also help to sustain our programs.

Thanks to a generous bequest left to Grosvenor Park United Church from the Estate of William McLaughlan, we were able to create a great website. Kids of Note and The Notations wish to thank the late Mr. McLaughlan and his family for giving us this “virtual home.”