Cornerstone Christian School (CCS) is holding its annual spring concert at Zion United Church on Thursday, June 8 at 7 p.m. to show off the repertoire the school’s choir and vocal jazz students have been working on since January.
“We have an annual Christmas concert and spring concert every year, and those are always very well received by the community and Cornerstone families,” said Josh Carley, CCS’s choir director, conductor, and accompanying pianist. “Our guests will be in for a very upbeat and inspirational concert. It’s a great way to commemorate the choir’s hard work throughout the year. There is no charge to attend, but donations to the music program are always appreciated.”
CCS is one of two associate schools in the Prairie South School Division (PSSD). It was established for faith-based reasons in 1993 and became an associate school in 1997. It enrols students from kindergarten all the way through Grade 12. As an associate school, CCS follows PSSD policies and procedures, including following provincial curriculum policy and programs, and employs only professional A-certified teachers who are full members of the Saskatchewan Teachers’ Federation (STF).
“So, the concert choir is Cornerstone’s grade 7-12 main choir,” Carley said. “We rehearse three times a week at noon. There are 28 students currently in the choir.”
The choir has been rehearsing for the spring concert since January and has prepared a lineup from several different genres — gospel, rock, world, R&B, and classical. A graduating member of the choir, Krischan Voelk, plays cajon for the group.
“We also have the vocal jazz group which runs from January to June,” Carley added. “The vocal jazz students will be performing a variety of music including jazz, pop, ’80s rock, and gospel.”
Admission to the concert is free and all members of the community are welcome. There will be a donation basket available during the concert for anyone wanting to support the CCS music programs.