Parish of March Youth Choir

The Parish of March Youth Choir (PMYC) was founded in 2013 with choristers from the three points of the Anglican Parish of March (St John’s, Kanata North, St Mary’s North March, and St Paul’s Dunrobin). Membership is open to the community. Under the direction of its founding director, Laura Hawley, the choir focused on developing musicianship, healthy vocal technique, leadership, confidence, and service to the community. In the fall of 2018, we embarked on a new chapter with music director L. O'Connor, following the same principles.

Until the pandemic began, the choir rehearsed weekly and sang regularly in liturgical services and parish and community events and concerts throughout the year. The music ministry is an important aspect of life and worship at the Parish of March, and the people of the parish have supported the choir enthusiastically.

A musical opportunity like no other (by a PMYC Parent): As a parent, nothing triggers a sense of pride like seeing your young child perform with a choir making wonderful music. This has been my experience as a parent in the Parish of March Youth Choir when the enjoyment of the music the choir produces is equal to the pleasure in seeing how much my child enjoys being part of this musical group of kids who like to sing. And to think, it is free of charge!

Until the pandemic began, the youth choir practised on Thursday evenings at 6:15 pm for one hour. Their performances were often on Sunday mornings and occasionally at other times during the week and weekends. The performances have always been a pleasure to attend.

If you have a child between the ages of 7 and 14 who likes to sing and wants to perform with their peer group, this is an exceptional and rewarding opportunity for girls and boys alike.