Huge congratulations to Chiara Go, age 10, who has been selected as the Junior Provincial Representative for Musical Theatre Voice, Ages 14 and Under from KPU International Music Festival! This year’s Provincial Festival of Performing Arts BC, affectionately known as “The Provincials” will be held in Chilliwack, May 26 to 30.
Chiara’s vocal instructor Jocelyn Gauthier has been preparing Chiara in the three songs she will perform. These include I Speak Six Languages which she will perform in the Sunday, June 9, 7 pm presentation of CSD’s “All the World’s a Stage” yearend shows.
Ms. Jocelyn says: “Chiara will be one of the youngest students, if not the youngest, to compete in her category. In fact, students of her age often aren’t eligible to compete at the Provincial level. I am thrilled that she is able to represent Fraser Valley Kiwanis and Caulfield at this elite level of competition, and I know that Chiara feels very honoured. She has worked exceptionally hard this year, and is very deserving of this opportunity!”
At the KPU Festival, Chiara was awarded the Heather Woolley Award: $100.00 for the Finest Performance of a Broadway Selection, Ages 14 Years and Under. She also received the Rotary Club of Langley Award for Musical Theatre Voice – Junior Class (Ages 14 Years and Under): $200.00.
Chiara’s Mom Bella says “I am very proud of Chiara. I am more thankful to the Caulfield School of Dance for offering a multidisciplinary education. With all her teachers’, family’s, and friends’ love, I see Chiara growing into a well-rounded and resilient child.”
Chiara is a member of the CSD Performance Training Company and has also had a remarkable year as a dancer. Her very first competition ever as a dance soloists, she placed 2nd for her ballet solo (choreographed by Cori Caulfield) at Chilliwack Lion’s Club Music and Dance Festival (which, like KPU and Surrey Festival of Dance is a Performing Arts BC member).
Member Performing Arts Festivals from all over the province, which meet strict criteria, can select representatives at allowable age levels in specified disciplines to compete in the annual Provincial Festival of Performing Arts BC.
The KPU (Kwantlen Polytechnic University Music Department) International Music Festival, produced by the Kiwanis Fraser Valley Music Festival Society, hosts approximately 6,500 participants each year. For many years, it has been one of the largest annual events in the Langleys and is one of the largest of its kind in the Province.
Good luck at “The Provincials” Chiara!
We are very proud of you!