featuring the new P.A. Youth Honour Choir


About the Prince Albert Children's Choir:

"I would teach the children music, physics and philosophy, but the most important is music, for in the patterns of the arts are the keys to all learning"
-Plato (Greek Philosopher )

The Prince Albert Children's Choir (PACC) is a treble voice choir open to all children who love to sing ages 7-16. Re-established in 2007 by Megan Fournier-Mewis and Monica Corcoran, it is a continuation of the youth choral tradition that has been alive in Prince Albert for over 60 years.

For the first time, the PACC is dividing into two age groups;
Preparatory Choir: 7-9 years
Prince Albert Youth Honour Choir: 10-16 years

Affordable Music lessons: for $35 a month, children in the PACC receive a music education as well as vocal training. This training is both as a choir and occasionally on an individual basis to help the child find their own voice and fulfill their own potential.

The Music: a variety of genres including Broadway, Disney, Pop, Classical and Folk.

Benefits: Studies have shown that young people who sing in choirs:

  •   Develop personal confidence and healthy self-esteem.
  •   Develop improved listening skills.
  •   If they stutterer or have a speech impediment it is not apparent when singing.
  •   If ESL(English as a second language), learn the language faster.
  •   Have better posture and body alignment.
  •   Learn to breathe properly.
  •   Do better in their school studies, especially in mathematics.
  •   Make lasting and wholesome friendships.
  •   Develop music skills which will be used throughout their lives.

Rehearsals: Wednesday nights, St. Michaels School
Preparatory Choir: 5:00 - 5:30
Concert Choir: 5:30 - 6:30

Megan Fournier-Mewis bio:
Megan is a graduate of the University of Saskatchewan Music department, with a bachelor of Music in Voice Performance. While at the U of S, she was a member of the Greystone Singers, the U of S Musical Theatre Ensemble, the Saskatoon Opera Association and was a section leader for the sopranos and altos of the University Chorus.

After graduating, Megan moved to Cardiff Wales, United Kingdom for three years where she continued her opera training, sang with the BBC Welsh National Choir and performed in various venues gaining her recognition on BBC Radio One and BBC Channel One. In between performances and training, Megan backpacked through Western Europe with a voice trio, busking Canadian folk songs on Europe's city streets.

Upon her return to Prince Albert in 2005, she opened her own voice studio and is currently the artistic co-director of the Prince Albert Children's Choir, carrying on her grandmother, Margo Fournier's, legacy.

Monica Cororan Bio:
Monica was raised in the small town of Rose Valley, Saskatchewan. She grew up taking piano lessons and playing the organ in her church choir. She came from a musical family of nine children where everyone sang and played various instruments. After grade 12 Monica met Megan at the U. of S. in Saskatoon where Monica received her Bachelor of Music and Bachelor of Education Degrees. While at university, she was an active member of the University Chorus who were frequent guests of the Saskatoon Symphony.

Monica has been teaching music at St. John Community School here in P.A. where she directs the choir and GLEE club.