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



Brenda’s Updates

Now on the Site for Choir Members

Click to listen
  • Concert Recording 2018: Every song from our Fierce Light concert!
  • Concert Recording 2017
New Songs for 2017-2018
  • Sun Comes Mornin’ Time: timing for the sopranos
  • Concert Song List (final)
  • Matlakala: pronunciation; soprano; alto tenor & bass together; ensemble
  • Sun Comes Mornin’ Time: soprano, alto, tenor & bass parts sung, plus that computerized voice & piano track
  • Ver Mee O: spoken and sung, plus a phonetic version of the lyrics
  • Hanna’s Concert Playlist
  • Trees of the Field: sung
  • Come Love Away: 2016 Rehearsal
  • Sumer is Icumen In: sung & spoken
  • Panther (I Will Walk and Never Get Tired): alto, tenor, and bass
  • Tsmindao Ghmerto: high, middle and low parts
  • Bright Morning Stars: high and low parts
  • Tourdion: many parts
  • Amavolovolo: soprano, alto, tenor, bass parts
  • By the Glow of the Kerosene Light: three part harmony performance by The Once

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