December 13, 2021
To present, past and potential members of the Uxbridge Chamber Choir
On behalf of the executive of the Uxbridge Chamber Choir, we hope you are in good health and enjoying the joys of the holiday season.
We are so excited to announce that we are planning to return to in-person singing in 2022, with our first rehearsal on Monday, January 10, at 7:30 p.m.
We are inviting our current and past members, and any potential new members to join us after a very long break.
We will be singing repertoire to reflect the joy we all feel making music together, and we are fortunate that our co-founder, Tom Baker, will be continuing to lead us.
Why not give yourself the gift of music and join us?
Concerts and Repertoire
Join us to sing a favourite of the classical repertoire – Carmina Burana – with it’s rousing and energizing melodies and choruses, full of colour and the wide range of human expression, in a two piano/percussion arrangement, paired with our very own Thomas Baker’s Sweet Paris Suite for choir and accordion.
Both of these works are perfect for the spring season!
Our concert will be in the spring, with a date to be determined early in January.
Our rehearsals are on Monday evenings from 7:30 – 9:30 p.m. beginning on Monday, January 10, 2022. We have tentative arrangements to rehearse at Trinity United Church, and we will confirm those details shortly.
Our COVID-19 protocols will be compliant with the requirements of our rehearsal space and consistent with the recommendations of Choirs Ontario and other locally active choirs.
All members who attend must be fully vaccinated, symptom-free, masked and physically distanced. Singing masks will be provided to all members. Additional details will follow in early January.
We would love to welcome new members, especially TENORS! If you know of someone who would enjoy singing with us, please share this e-mail with them.
We encourage individuals with appropriate choral experience to give our Chamber Choir a try. We work on a very informal audition process where singers join us for a couple of rehearsals to see if there’s a good fit with the choir (payment of the membership fee is only due on deciding to join the choir).
Membership for this session is $100. We hope there will be many returning members from our last season, and past members who want to return to singing with us. We have attached the membership form. If you are planning to join us, please bring the completed form to our first rehearsal.
We encourage others with appropriate choral experience to give our Chamber Choir a try. We work on a very informal audition process where singers join us for a couple of rehearsals to see if there’s a good fit with the choir (payment of the membership fee is only due on deciding to join the choir).
Executive for 2021-2022
Thank you to Kathy Michel, who has worn many hats in our executive, including treasurer. Sadly, Kathy has stepped aside from her position. We have greatly benefitted from her efficiency and attention to details in this very critical position for our choir. We will all miss her dedication to our choir … and giggle from the tenor section, and we hope Kathy will return to us in the future.
If you or someone you know (does not need to be a choir member) would be interested in the position of treasurer, please contact Ian Hilton or Marg Cunningham. Additionally, if any of the jobs in the task leaders list appeals to you, please also contact Ian or Marg.
- Co-President – Ian Hilton & Marg Cunningham
- Treasurer – Vacant
- Secretary – Charmyn Lawton
- Membership Co-ordinator – Hilary Balmer
- Music Co-ordinator – Charmyn Lawton
- Marketing/Communications – Vacant
- Programs – Vacant
- Advertising/Sponsors – Ian Hilton + Opening
- Web Manager – Rich Helms
- Logistics/Operations – Marg Cunningham
- Tickets/Front of House – Marg Cunningham
- Program notes and recording – Stu Beaudoin
- Poster Creation – Wynn Walters
If you need any information or have any questions, please do not hesitate to reply to this e-mail or to reach out to a member of the executive.
Wishing you a musical and joyous holiday season.
The Uxbridge Chamber Choir Executive
Ian, Marg, Tom, Hilary, Charmyn, Stu