Guelph Community Singers

Guelph Community Singers

GCS Weekly Warmup (092516)

GCS Weekly Warmup (092516)

Posted September 26, 2016

Hello my singing friends!

Registration is now closed for this session. By my count, we have 79 members, including 21 new members! Awesome!

What We Sang Last Week
We sang Flashlight and The Last Rose of Summer.

What We’re Singing Next!
Always look on the Bright side of life

Green Trial Binders
Do you all have nice new black binders? Some of you were given green trial binders to start with, and a few of these are still in circulation. If you still have a green binder, please return it. We’re all out of music and we want to make sure that each of our members have one full set.

Cheat Sheets
Kira and Dave created a wonderful “Cheat Sheet” called ‘Everything you ever wanted to know about reading music but were afraid to ask. Want a copy? Just ask. [… or download a copy!]

Music Reading Workshop
Grace, our accompanist, will be holding a Music Reading Workshop on September 28 and October 5. Be there at 6:30!

Practice Tracks
Many thanks to Janna Pardy who has been so speedy recording our practice tracks! She has already recorded and uploaded these pieces to the Guelph Community Singers website. Click on The password is ‘gcs’. By the way, Janna is a brilliant voice and piano teacher. If anyone is interested in taking lessons to improve their singing voice, range or projection, contact Janna at

Friends of GCS FaceBook page
Did you know that when I’m not singing I work in real estate? We’re putting together a Friends of GCS page on FaceBook, so you can connect with your fellow members. It will include a voluntary members directory for those of you who would like to share what you do, offer your products or services, and round out the social experience of being in this phenomenal choir. This is also where our social events will be posted. If you’re on Facebook, find us and join the group!


SESSION ONE (18 rehearsals)

REGISTRATION  September 7-21, 2016
REHEARSALS     September 7- December 14, 7:30-9PM
BREAK                December 21-28
REHEARSALS    January 4-18 2017 (2 hour rehearsals) 7:30-9:30PM
SECTIONALS     October 19, January 4
CONCERT          January 21, 2017

SESSION TWO (17 rehearsals)

REGISTRATION  February 1-15, 2017
REHEARSALS     February 1-March 8, 7:30-9PM
BREAK                 March 15
REHEARSALS     May 17-31 (2 hour rehearsals) 7:30-9:30PM
SECTIONALS      March 22, May 17
CONCERT           June 3, 2017

See you soon!

Lise Anne Janis
Membership Coordinator

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Quotes from our members

  • “Great people singing can never be anything but wonderful.”

  • “I love that the pieces chosen are challenging but doable. I love the inclusivity of it.”

  • “I enjoyed hearing how we sounded in the end. All that hard work paid off. Such a great harmonized sound.”

  • “I like challenging myself to sing songs I never thought I could.”

  • “I’m so glad to be part of this choir. I find it very grounding.”

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