January News

Dear friends,

We hope you are having a good rest and some lovely time with family, friends, exploring our community, taking in a concert, whatever gives you some joy……though dress warmly!!! It’s beautiful and brisk, eh?!

Thank you to everyone for a wonderful term, a beautiful and fun concert and fundraising event. An extra special thank you to those of you who were able to attend community events at St. Elizabeth’s Villa AND to the Sunshine Singers who took the lead at a couple of events in Crown Point and Lifesavers Park.

Just so you know what’s coming in 2018…….

We are looking forward to an exciting 15 week term, and will be starting on Saturday, January 13th, from 9:45 – 12 noon. We’ll continue at HARRRP, 705 Main St., East, Hamilton.

It’s official – we ARE going ahead with a second choir on Tuesday evenings, starting January 16th, from 6:45 – 9:00 p.m. This will be at Delta United Church, 47 Main St., South, Hamilton.

PLEASE NOTE: Both choirs will be Non-audition, AND dedicated to having fun while singing and learning together.
However, the Saturday group will currently continue to cover expenses through fundraising and donations (you’ll be hearing more from our Board, and Fundraising Committee Leader, Andrea Kurzfield about how to help). The Saturday group will also remain that no musical experience is required.
The Tuesday choir will be on a fee basis ($300 for the term, includes music leadership/coaching, music and hall rental). The Tuesday group SOME musical experience will be needed, i.e. the ability to follow a score.

We’re finalising the registration info/format, so it won’t be up on the website until early January, however we wanted you to know what’s happening. We’ll let you know when it’s up.
Both choirs will be open for all active members, alumni and those on the waiting list to register. We ask that you register for ONE choir only to start (some of you have asked if you can join both…..lol…..if there is room in the second choir, we will let you know.). This will give everyone currently on our lists to at least join one choir!

Please also note – in case you have questions, this email is on “auto-reply”, so we too can have a bit of a vacation. We’ll get back to you at a later time.

All the very best,
on behalf of the Board, and Hanna Bech Mathieson, Music Co-Director,

Sue Crowe Connolly
Founder, Music Co-Director



Choir Updates

Now on the Site for Choir Members

Click to listen
  • The Earth the Air the Fire the Water: YouTube video, middle sopranos, tenors and high sopranos.
  • Print Your Own Posters & Binder Covers
  • Hear the Raindrops Fall
  • The Ghost of Oak Island: recording from a previous practice.
  • The Water is Wide: Full song plus which bars to pay special attention to.
  • She the Sea: Soprano, alto, tenor & bass parts by Hanna. Plus melody and original harmony sung together.
  • Stone & Sand: Melody plus soprano, alto, tenor & bass parts
  • I Love the Rain: Video from workshop with Brendan Taafe Oct 15-16, 2016
  • In een blauwgeruite kiel: New spoken version, all three verses sung afresh, history, and pronunciation

  • Solen: Pronunciation, spoken, and all parts sung
  • Me Too: Soprano & bass, alto & bass, tenor & bass. Link to Carol’s Sound Cloud version
  • Ar Hyd y Nos (All Through the Night): pronunciation, spoken, and sung
  • Brilliant Stars: Melody, chorus and bridge – all parts. Melody and lyrics.
  • Nana: soprano, tenor, bass
  • Solstice Carol: Melody – Verse One; Tenor – Verse Two; Soprano – Verse Three
  • Hanna’s Fall Playlist: Link to YouTube

Our Fundraising Target for 2019

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