Yesterday we dropped Amy off with her chorus and later in the day they crossed the border into Canada on the way to the Kathaumixw festival. According to their website:
The International Choral Kathaumixw is a global gathering of choirs and conductors, featuring international concerts, choral and vocal solo competitions, common song singing, conductors round tables, concert tours, social events, workshops, and seminars.She will be gone about a week. Brandy doesn't like it at all when Amy is away. :-) But we will be fine and get some things done at home over the holiday, and Amy will have a great time.
The International Choral Kathaumixw takes place in the picturesque seaside town of Powell River, British Columbia, Canada.
“A gathering together of different peoples.” When organizers chose the Sliammon name “Kathaumixw” (pronounced Ka-thou-mew) for their festival more than 20 years ago, they never dreamed how fitting a name it would be.
Over the past two decades, International Choral Kathaumixw has become an illustrious event. More than 30 choirs from all over the world take part in each festival, which is held every second summer in the small town Powell River on the coast of British Columbia, Canada. International concerts, choral and vocal solo competitions, common song singing, conductors’ round tables, concert tours, social events, workshops and seminars are the focus of the festival.
International Choral Kathaumixw is known not only for the high quality of its music, but also because of the philosophy that defines it. The festival brings together musicians and music lovers, and it celebrates music and music’s ability to bring peace to the world. The setting, a quiet town in the midst of a temperate rainforest overlooking mountains and ocean, is conducive to this philosophy.