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Nicholas Sheran Senior Choir set to compete in Provincial Music Festival

The Nicholas Sheran Elementary School Senior Choir has been recommended for the Provincial Music Festival.
Nicholas Sheran’s choir will be virtually participating in the festival, which is set for May 27 to June 1 in Edmonton.
On Friday morning, the choir performed and recorded two songs - Bring Your Dreams Along by Patricia Mock and Shayla L. Blake and Calico Cat by Andy Beck. The songs will comprise the school’s digital submission for the provincial competition.
This year, Nicholas Sheran has about 65 Grade 3 to Grade 5 students in the senior choir.
“It is a wonderful thing to see all of the students' hard work and dedication pay off in this way,” said Owen Sheedy, the school’s Music teacher. “You start the choir year off in September with an excitement of what the year will bring and through weekly rehearsals and performances, such as Kids Choir with the Lethbridge Symphony or singing O Canada at the Lethbridge Hurricanes game, you really begin to see the group come together and form its unique sound.”
Sheedy added the goal is to bring all of the unique voices together into a cohesive unit and the school year moves along.
“Each student in a choir is just as important as their neighbour, and our goal over the course of the year is to meld all of our individual voices into one collective voice,” he said. “It is truly something special when you are able to perform together and know that we are all working together for a common purpose, which results in magical musical moments for both the audience and ourselves.”
The Nicholas Sheran Music teacher added he’s proud of his choir’s accomplishment.  
“It is a great honour to be recommended to the provincial music festival,” said Sheedy. “I know that there are so many talented choirs in our Lethbridge and area schools, so we are extremely grateful to have the opportunity to represent Lethbridge this year.”
The Gilbert Paterson Grade 8 Choir and the LCI Chamber Choir also earned provincial recommendations.