Podium on the Edge 2018: "Come and I Will Sing You!"
In collaboration with Choral Canada and The Singing Network at Memorial University of Newfoundland, the BCECM proudly co-hosted the opening highlight concert for Podium on the Edge: Singing from Sea to Sea 2018: "Come and I Will Sing You". The concert featured 15 choirs from Newfoundland and Labrador in performance with the award-winning Newfoundland trio, the Ennis Sisters. Funding for the project also facilitated a set of six commissioned arrangements and new compositions from composers from Newfoundland and Labrador based on stories and songs from the province.
Podium is Choral Canada's national, biennial choral conference and concert festival. Hosted for the first time ever in Newfoundland and Labrador, the event gathered choral enthusiasts of all types from across Canada. From June 29 to July 3, conductors, choirs, administrators, and students participated in lecture-recitals, keynote presentations, conducting masterclasses, workshops, and reading sessions.