Date(s) - Monday, August 21 - Friday, August 25
St Matthew's Anglican Church
For children who love to sing, there’s a great opportunity coming up in late August at a free week-long choral camp offered by St. Matthew’s Anglican Church in the Glebe. Running from Mon., Aug. 21 to Fri., Aug. 25, the choir day-camp allows girls and boys to explore life as a chorister. St. Matthew’s has a long tradition of choral excellence and boasts adult choirs as well as its boys’ and girls’ choirs. Led by Kirkland Adsett, St. Matthew’s music director, the choir camp will introduce children to ensemble singing and learning how to read music. It also will include recreational activities such as scavenger hunts, orienteering activities, arts and crafts, and guided outings. Scientific studies suggest that early music training has a profound influence on cognitive development. It has been linked to skills such as learning languages, reading and mathematics. Children, age 6 and up are invited to the camp. If they enjoy the camp, they may wish to consider joining St. Matthew’s choirs. No musical experience is necessary. www.stmatthewsottawa.ca.