Kids of Note and The Notations are currently preparing for Our Kinda Country – our country music show featuring Canadian country music star Brad Johner. All the details are on this wonderful poster designed by Ian Thayer:
We’re thrilled to be performing Our Kinda Country two more times after the GPUC event. We’ll appear at the Saskatchewan Country Music Awards Gospel Brunch on April 28 at 1:00 pm at 3rd Avenue United Church. Tickets are $15 and available on picatic under SCMA. On May 1 we’ll perform at the St. Andrew’s College Annual Gala. It’s a banquet and our show held at the Western Development Museum. Tickets are $100 and can be purchased by calling the College.
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 perform on our own during our joint concerts with Kids of Note, as well as singing along with them on several songs.
RIGHT NOW we are looking for new members for The Notations, and are particularly looking for “typical” youth, ages 16 and up, to meet our goal of full integration. We are also taking names for the Kids of Note waiting list. Please contact Brenda Baker (email@example.com) for further information if you can’t find the information you are seeking on the pages of our site.
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.
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.”