The North Star Singers are a new youth singing group in Kimberley, and are open to kids ages six to 15. They meet Wednesday evenings under the direction of Marta Zeegers. See Page 3 for more.

Youthful “North Star Singers” debut in Kimberley

For the Bulletin

North Star Singers, a brand new way to engage area young people in the magic of music, had a rousing start September 27th. 35 youngsters between the ages of 6 and 15 inaugurated the Singers’ this season, many of them sporting their custom made concert T-shirts made by Kimberley’s Big Magic Design. No auditions are required for youngsters to join, and registration for additional members is open until the third Wednesday in October, the 18th.

“We’re focused both on the joy of singing and the good vocal technique that makes sure these kids have a lifetime of musical pleasures ahead of them,” says Ms. Zeegers, the organizer and leader of the North Star Singers. “And we’ll have fun! We’ll play lots of singing games as well as learning age appropriate repertoire. There’s plenty of space and we’re eager to welcome more singers. And no auditions!”

Singing a wide variety of songs, the North Start Singers are arranged in two groups. Juniors are ages 6 to 9 and Intermediates are 9 to 15 years old. While they rehearse separately on Wednesday nights (Juniors from 6-7pm, Intermediates from 7:15 to 8:15pm,) all of these aspiring songbirds will enjoy singing a wide variety of songs with concerts in their future, both for them as separate ensembles as well as one all-inclusive choir.

Marta Zeegers, longtime Kimberley Community Choir director, is the inspiration and heart of these youthful choirs. University trained as a musician and soprano, she is also an experienced early learning educator and performer. She is joined by another local professional, accompanist Daniel Bailey. His many talents include playing the piano and guitar. He is currently teaching both Musikgarten and Music for Young Children classes also.

For information about location, membership dues and any questions, please contact Marta Zeegers at 250-432-9747

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