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 our choirs since 2005, when Kids of Note was launched. The choir is directed by children’s entertainer Brenda Baker, with pianist Ken Neitz. Our music is uplifting, fun and often challenging.
The Notations is an 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 (407 Cumberland Ave. South). The church generously provides a “home” for us, along with other supports, as a service to Saskatoon. We also do our best to provide two community Outreach Events in other venues sometime between March and May annually.
To prepare for our two public concerts and outreach events, Kids of Note and Notations members MUST be available at the following times:
- 2014 – Wednesdays, Sept. 17 – Dec. 3 / 5:00 – 6:00 pm
- 2015 – Wednesdays, Jan. 14 – Apr. 29 / 5:00 – 6:00 pm
- Christmas Concert Full-Run Rehearsal, Dec. 6 / 9:30 am – 12 noon
- Christmas Concert, Dec. 7 / 2:00 pm
- Spring Concert Full-Run Rehearsal, May 2 / 9:30 am – 12 noon
- Spring Concert, May 3 / 2:00 pm
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 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.”