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Chersea to play at Port Coquitlam school's year-end music show

The PoCo recording artist returns to her roots for Minnekhada Middle School's "Must Rock" program finale.
Electro-pop artist Chersea got her start in music at Port Coquitlam's Minnekhada Middle School. | File photo

Student musicians in the "Must Rock" program at Port Coquitlam's Minnekhada Middle will show off their talent at a concert this month.

And the June 22 event will open with a performance from a former student who's now well-known in the music industry: Chersea.

An electro-pop musician, Chersea released her third album, Divine Comedy, in 2021; she'll play two of her originals for the crowd.

As well, the Ryan Kelly Band from Terry Fox Secondary will kick off the production that starts at 7 p.m. in the Laurier Avenue school.

Teacher David Erickson said the event will include a classical guitar set by Roy Jarbou, as well as two folk–rock acoustic acts, followed by the Minnekhada Must Rock bands.

Erickson, who is set to retire next year, said he’s had the music club going since 1996.

“There are some students in it who otherwise wouldn’t show up at school, so it is important for so many reasons,” he said.

Admission is free; doors open at 6:30 p.m.

A concession will be open, with proceeds supporting equipment rentals for the show.