Registration now open for Bach’s Magical Tour youth arts camp

Youth ages 8 to 14 are invited to travel with Johann Sebastian Bach on a magical tour, visiting various locations around the world through art, music, drama and movement. Now through to June 1, the early bird cost to sign up for the five-day Youth Arts Immersion Program running July 11-15 at the South Huron Recreation Centre in Exeter is $200. The cost is $250 for registrants signing up after June 1.

During the camp, between the hours of 9:00 am and 4:00 pm, children will fill their passports, flex their creative muscles and learn about the arts from three local, accomplished and talented artists.

Actor, arts educator and theatre-maker Stacy Smith will lead the dramatic arts portion of the camp. Smith has worked in theatre, television and taught children of all ages in schools, theatre schools and universities.

Award-winning artist Catherine Weber will share her expertise in the visual arts portion of the program. Weber has shared her talent throughout the county in art groups, schools and in private lessons.

Aimee Rau, music teacher, songwriter and performer will lead the music portion of the camp. Rau teaches music classes to children of all ages at The Music Box in Zurich.

Special guests to the camp will be the orchestral group “SigStrings” directed by Sigmar Martin of Grand Bend. The orchestra will do a workshop with the students and perform with them at the wrap up concert to be held on Friday evening, July 15.

In July of 2015, Smith, Weber and Rau shared the arts with 45 youth culminating in a fantastic show “The Shades of Bach.” This year’s camp “Bach’s Magical Tour” promises to be just as exciting, educational and fun.

Registration for this year’s camp is now open. For more information or to register, contact 519-235-0629 or visit bachfestival.ca/events/1574.