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Prince George choir receives top honour at national competition

Nove Voce Choral Society was awarded first place in the Adult Community Choir category in the 2019 National Music Festival.

A recording of the 27-voice women’s choir from February’s Prince George and District Music Festival was submitted for consideration at the provincial and national competition. Nove Voce was recognized as the best overall choir at the 2019 Performing Arts BC Festival.

“It is an honour to work with this amazing group of women,” said Robin Norman, Nove Voce’s Choir Director, “They have worked extremely hard this year to achieve choral excellence and to represent women and the north.”

Included in Nove Voce’s mandate is the commitment to supporting and performing music by female and Canadian composers. Both of the pieces performed by the choir for this festival were written by Canadian Composers. One of which: Tabula Rasa, was co-written by Allison Girvan, who spent most of her childhood and youth living in Prince George.  

This win comes just weeks away from the choir’s departure to their first out-of-country competition. On August 1, they will be travelling to Gothenburg, Sweden to participate in the INTERKULTUR Grand Prix of Nations and 4th European Choir Games.

To learn more about Nove Voce Choral Society visit novevoce.ca.