PSAA Choir Sings in Victoria for NPUC Educators Conference

As the melodious sounds of "Pie Jesu" blessed the ears of the North Pacific Union Conference (NPUC) educators in Victoria, British Columbia, Canada, on April 17 during the NPUC Educators Conference, Puget Sound Adventist Academy's (PSAA) principal, Doug White, watched with tears of pride in his eyes. Impact, PSAA's 12-member select singing group, had come a long way since its inception at the beginning of the school year.

After a late night Friday and an early Sabbath morning practice, the singers sang during Sabbath School and again for vespers along with a male quartet and women's trio from Walla Walla College.

Under the direction of Estyn Goss, Impact has performed in more than 10 area churches. Their repertoire includes different styles of music from classical to gospels and spirituals.

Goss has taught choral and voice for more than 40 years, in addition to singing professionally under some of the world's most prestigious conductors. In May, Impact performed with the Men of Kirkland Chorus, which is also directed by Goss.

Impact is busy performing at more area churches. Next year's plans include performing a short opera and making a trip to Europe to learn about and perform in some of the world's finest cathedrals.

July 01, 2004 / Washington Conference