Concerts

Posted by on Dec 30, 2014

The Peterborough Pop Ensemble was thrilled to join with the Peterborough Symphony Orchestra and the Kawartha Youth Orchestra on Saturday, December 7th at  Showplace and celebrate...

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In The Community

Posted by on Mar 29, 2015

        Three years ago, the Peterborough Pop Ensemble started its charity program and selected two local charities to receive a portion of the proceeds from...

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Beyond the Notes

Posted by on Apr 7, 2015

    There is no other sound like the one created when voices join together in harmony and anyone who has ever sung in a choral group will agree!  One of the greatest...

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PopChat

Posted by on Jun 21, 2015

        By Jeanne Pengelly   The umbrellas went up, but the people stayed, reminiscent of the refrain, “A little bit of rain, can’t stop me...

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Umbrella-Music: Pop Ensemble warms hearts despite rain

        By Jeanne Pengelly   The umbrellas went up, but the people stayed, reminiscent of the refrain, “A little bit of rain, can’t stop me now.”  The Shining Waters Festival drew about two thousand  people to Confederation Park in Peterborough June 14, 2015. “It was a great way to gather with other United...

When music is all that’s left

      By Jeanne Pengelly   Once again this year, the Peterborough Pop Ensemble filled the void where words are inadequate. The 15th annual Peterborough Dragon Boat Festival on Saturday, June 13, drew crowds of paddlers – 1,400 paddlers – and a similar crowd of spectators. Yet the most meaningful moments of the day were those...

Motown moves our audience

      By Jeanne Pengelly Special submission by Barbara Monahan   The sound of the band warming up and the buzz of the crowd filled Market Hall with energy on Saturday, May 2, 2015.  The stage was set for an evening of great music – That Motown Sound. Following the opening strains of How Sweet It Is, played by a fine group of musicians,...

It’s all about the “Sound”!

    There is no other sound like the one created when voices join together in harmony and anyone who has ever sung in a choral group will agree!  One of the greatest challenges faced by a choral group is making a “sound” that is current and fresh.  Recent interest in a cappella singing and the use of vocal percussion, particularly at...