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Cole Pittman has been singing from a young age
Cole Pittman is excited to be joining with the Atlantic Boychoir
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MARYSTOWN, NL — Nine-year-old Cole Pittman of Marystown received some exciting news earlier this month.
He’s been selected for the Atlantic Boychoir, a 50-member group that’s also known as The Singing Ambassadors of Newfoundland and Labrador.
He auditioned June 28, performing the song “Mother’s Waltz,” which was written by his father, Colin Pittman.
He says he “felt excited. I wasn’t very nervous.
“I got good feedback at the audition,” said Cole, noting the two-member panel told him he had perfect pitch.
“She played a note on the piano, and I had to sing the note that she played …” explained Cole.
Just four days after his audition he learned he was selected for the choir.
He is beyond excited.
“I thought the occasion was so great that I could have a dance party,” he told The Southern Gazette.
Cole’s first event with the choir will be a summer camp at Gros Morne National Park. He said he’s really looking forward to it.
Another choir from Toronto will join the group at the camp.
Cole said the chance to travel with the choir was one of the things that prompted him to try out.
Cole said he also likes to play the ukulele. He started taking piano lessons, but said he didn’t like it.
“And I tried out (the) drums, but it didn’t go well,” he said with a laugh.
Cole attends Donald C. Jamieson Academy in Burin and will be going to Grade 4 this September. He’s no stranger to singing in public; he’s sung in school concerts and performed with his father and brother, Simon, at the South Coast Music Festival.