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April 14, 2016: Street of Rock; Volunteer choir really rocks.

April 14, 2016: Street of Rock;
Volunteer choir really rocks.

By Kayren Mosurinjohn.

Local music group Street of Rock (SoR) held true to their tradition and packed the Carleton Tavern on the afternoon of Sunday April 4.

A volunteer run, neighbourhood choir, Street of Rock has been growing in Hintonburg over the past 5 years. They started with one group of 15 participants and now have over 40 kids singing in 2 choirs.

Street of Rock meets weekly at the Hintonburg Community Centre where they decide on the songs they want to learn accompanying themselves on guitar, ukulele or drums with the help of their 4 parent volunteers. Some of the participants have been involved since the beginning and have spent half their lives in Street of Rock. Even after half a lifetime, they are still keen to come out each week for music, friendship and a chance to benefit their community.

The senior SoR choir came up with the idea of staging benefit concerts each spring, and this year they chose to raise money for the OrKidstra program. They raised $420.40 which will be go towards classical music lessons for children living in under-served areas of Ottawa.

For more information please have a peek at our blog at http://street-of-rock.blogspot.ca . Street of Rock is also on Facebook under the name “Rock Choir” or you can contact kayrenm@sympatico.ca with any questions or comments.

The members of Street of Rock look forward to seeing you at Hintonburg ArtsPark on Saturday May 28 for their next public performance.

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