Soundbone Folksong Choir

The Soundbone Folksong Choir is a choral group for adults who share a love of the traditional and contemporary folk songs of Newfoundland and Labrador. Directed by well-known traditional singer/musician, Jean Hewson, the choir will operate for ten weeks during the winter, and another ten weeks during the fall. Each ten week semester will include workshop-style sessions that will cover multiple topics including; the stylistic elements of traditional singing, storytelling, repertoire and harmony. Each semester will culminate in an informal performance to be determined at a later date. Adult singers of all abilities and musical backgrounds are welcome.

The fee is $80 per semester (10 sessions) payable in advance by e-transfer at:

Or bring a cheque or money order made out to ‘Soundbone Traditional Arts Foundation’ to the first session.

Reduced rates are available upon request. Please inquire at 709-670-3377 or talk to Jean.

Winter sessions will take place at The Lantern, 35 Barnes Road (see Google Map) in St John’s from 7:00-9:00PM on the following dates in 2020 :

Thursday, February 20
Sunday, March 1
Thursdays, March 5, 12 & 19
Thursdays, April 9, 16, 23
Sunday, May 3
Thursday, May 7

The Winter semester will also feature, at no extra charge, a workshop with visiting choral director, Paul Wilson. Paul is a performer, educator, choir leader, songwriter, arranger and folk song collector living in Okehampton, England. He has had an illustrious career as a folk music educator over the last 30 years and holds an Honorary MA in Music Education from Plymouth University.

Paul, along with his musical partner Marilyn Tucker, performs in a duo that has toured internationally. In 1983 they founded Wren Music, a highly respected organization with an active program of folk development activities in schools and communities throughout Devon and the UK, involving over 30,000 participants each year.

You can register online below, at You’ll receive email confirmation immediately after submitting your registration.

For more information on the Soundbone Folksong Choir, contact Jean Hewson at 709-722-2863 or Eric West at 709-670-3377

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