Guelph Community Singers

Guelph Community Singers

Weekly Warmup (V151116)

Weekly Warmup (V151116)

Posted November 17, 2015

Hi my singing friends!

Last week, we sang:

  • Dancing Dancing River
  • After the Goldrush
  • All Too Soon

What we’re going to sing:

  • Sigale!

What are you listening to these days?

I’m curious about what you’re listening to. Please drop me a line and tell me about your favourite music. It doesn’t have to be choral! Barb Anderson offers these:

  • Feist – I Feel It All : my Go-To “dancing around the kitchen” tune
  • And here’s ONE of the songs I want sung at my funeral: Ted Hawkins – Long As I Can See the Light.

Interesting idea – have you started a list of songs you’d like at your funeral? Wedding? I always thought Stevie Ray Vaughn’s ‘Pride and Joy’ would be a great song to dance down the wedding aisle.

Social Notes

If you are interested in attending any of these events and might be able to coordinate tickets please let Lorna know. That way even if she can’t attend an event she can make sure that if a group wants to go it is made easier.

A reminder! A pre-choir dinner is happening on Wednesday December 2 at 5:45 p.m., either at the Woolwich Arms or Baker Street Bistro.  (Location will be confirmed soon).  Lots of choir members have signed up!  If you would like to join us, please let me know by Monday November 23– The more the merrier!

The Metropolitan Opera performance of Verdi’s Il Trovatore is being reshown on Monday November 16th at 6:30 PM.  Tickets:  General (14-64): $28.00 Each; Senior (65+): $27.00 Each.

Mo’ Kauffey benefit concert, in support of local musician Mo’ Kauffey’s battle with cancer, featuring many Guelph musicians. Tuesday November 17 at 7:00 p.m.; $20.

The Guelph Chamber Choir’s Carols for Christmas is always a nice way to sing in the season.  Sunday, November 29, 2015, St. George’s Anglican Church, 2:30 PM.  Tickets $25 each or 4 for $80.

Their Traditional Messiah is on Saturday, December 19, River Run Centre, 7:30 PM.  Tickets $35 each or 4 for $120.

The Messiah Sing-along is at St George’s Church on December 20. Donations in lieu of tickets support Children First Fund, Family & Children’s Services of Guelph and Wellington County

The Good Lovelies are playing at Dublin United Church on December 11. Tickets $30 available at Guelph Music and online.

And tickets to Andrew Craig’s Gospel Christmas Concert (10th Annual) are now on sale.  Sunday, December 20, 7 PM, River Run Centre.  Tickets:  $40.00 Adult,$35.00 Senior,$35.00 Student,$25.00 Youth.  Advertised as  ” A show for Christians and non-Christians alike, Andrew Craig’s Gospel Christmas uplifts, inspires, and embodies the hope and light symbolized at this time of year.”

So much music, so little time!


Session 1 Rehearsals:   Sept 9th – Jan 20 (no rehearsals Dec 23/30)
Winter Concert:             Jan 23rd
Break:                            Jan 27
Session 2 Rehearsals:   Feb 3 – June 1
Break:                            March 16th (to be confirmed)
Spring Concert:             June 4th

Lise Anne Janis
Membership Coordinator

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  • “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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