AVE Girls Choir

The Graham Academy is thrilled to be opening a satellite program in collaboration with the AVE Girls Choir is St. John’s. Our Junior and Senior Girls Choirs will be conducted by Jennifer Beynon-Martinec, and the Kinder Choir will be conducted by Linda Carr.


Further auditions for the Corner Brook location of the Atlantic Girls Choir will be held in person on Wednesday, August 30, or by video sent to grahamacademyinfo@gmail.com. Please help us to get the word out to other interested singers in Corner Brook. We will be filling up to 30 spots in both the junior and senior girls choirs. The kinder choir is open to all who love to sing between the ages of 4 – 7 (no audition required). For more information, or to set up an audition, please email grahamacademyinfo@gmail.com.

Rehearsal Times

Kinder Choir (Gr JK – Gr 2)                                3:00 – 4:30 Wednesdays & 3:00 – 4:00pm Thursdays at IHMS

Junior Girls Choir (Gr 3 – Gr 8)                       Fridays, 4:45 – 6:45pm at 25 Park Drive (Academy Canada)

Senior Girls Choir (Gr 6 – Gr 12)                    Fridays, 3:15 – 5:15pm at 25 Park Drive (Academy Canada)

Retreats and Concerts

Currently, we are looking at the following dates for retreats and concerts:

  • September 21-24 – Retreat in Killdevil
  • December 1-2 – Winter Concert in St. John’s
  • March 24-26 – Retreat
  • April 28-29 – Spring Concert in Corner Brook
  • June 29 – Podium Concert


From June 29 – July 3, 2018, St. John’s will host a national choral conference. All choirs in the province have been invited to submit a proposal to perform. The Atlantic Girls Choir has been invited to be a part of this opening concert. Therefore, the season next year might be a little longer than usual for this reason. Podium is a very prestigious conference and choral event in Canada and Newfoundland is honoured to host. More information will come early in the 2017/8 season.



Tuition this year is $800 for the junior and senior girls choirs or $670 if you are also enrolled in the Graham Academy Musical Theatre Program. Tuition for junior and senior girls choir includes choir dress, the fall retreat and all music. Tuition for the Kinder Choir is $600. A $50 credit may be applied to tuition paid by the early bird deadline of August 15, 2017. Or, payment can be made in two installments: September 1, 2017 and January 1, 2018. We prefer e-transfer but will accept cash and cheques.


We have been searching for an administrator to run our emails and set up our projects. We have found the perfect people in Lori Shortall (St. John’s) and Dianna Alteen (Corner Brook). Should you need any information, Dianna may be reached at grahamacademyinfo@gmail.com and  Lori may be reached at atlanticgirlschoir@gmail.com.