Celebrating its twelfth season in 2017-2018, Shumayela continues to expand its horizons, develop its membership and satisfy a variety of musical tastes. The choir, which includes advanced treble singers and newly-changed voices in its membership, has toured throughout British Columbia and Alberta, performed in Ottawa at the Unisong festival for Canada Day, and in July 2013 the group was featured at the prestigious international Festival 500 in St. John’s, Newfoundland. Most recently, the group toured to Yellowknife, NWT, in April 2017. Wherever the choir travels, they spread the joy of music-making and hope to bring communities together through song.
Shumayela offers a focus on thorough and excellent music education, with singers learning about healthy vocal production, the body-voice connection, and vibrant performance presence as well as a strong emphasis on musical literacy, music theory, and sight singing skills. As with all our ensembles, Shumayela provides a secure and accepting social environment where all singers feel their importance as members of the group. Most importantly, Shumayela has fun and creates energetic and engaging music!