Bree Clark, 16, began playing cello at 5 years old under the tutelage of Christine Bootland. She has participated in the Medicine Hat College Strings Academy for the past four years and among other awards she has twice won the Medicine Hat Symphonic Society’s Concerto competition and the opportunity to play solo with the Medicine Hat Symphony Orchestra. She has toured China with the Medicine Hat Academy Chamber Orchestra and was thrilled to play in several of the world’s most renowned concert halls. Bree is honored to be one of the youngest musicians to play with the Lethbridge Symphony Orchestra. In addition to the cello, Bree is an avid classical vocalist and has toured South Africa and Europe with the Medicine Hat College Girls’ Choir. When she isn’t playing or singing, Bree can be found reading or playing board games with family and friends.
The Medicine Hat College Girls’ Choir is an auditioned choir of girls aged twelve to eighteen years. The vision of the choir is to provide teenage girls with the experience of achieving excellence in choral singing and to encourage a lifelong love of choral music. The choir was founded in 1982 by Carol Anderson and is now under the guidance of its current director, Katie-Anne Nemeth. Through their involvement with the choir, girls are given the opportunity to sing a challenging and varied repertoire of music from many countries and styles. The choir maintains a very busy schedule of rehearsals, performances, workshops and tours. Although tours provide special opportunities for the choir to perform, the choir believes that it is a pleasure and privilege to sing in the local community and appear regularly at local churches and varied community events in addition to annual Christmas and Spring Concerts. Tour highlights include a tour of France and attendance at the Europa Cantat International Choral festival in Utrecht, The Netherlands (2009); Alberta representative at Canada’s choral celebration of Canada Day, Unisong (2010); a tour to Cuba to participate in the Canada-Cuba Choral Music Festival (2011); participant at the Aberdeen International Youth Festival in Scotland (2013); Grand Prize winner of the Ihlombe South Africa Choir Competition and Festival (2016) and attendance at the Europa Cantat International Choral Festival in Tallinn, Estonia (2018).