Vieni winery wooden barrelVieni Estates Winery Fundraiser

The Guelph Chamber Choir is delighted to partner with Vieni Estates Wine & Spirits in Beamsville to offer you wines from one of Canada’s leading wineries AND the opportunity to support the GCC in these difficult times for all arts organizations.

Vieni will be donating a portion of the proceeds of all sales generated through this offering to the GCC, so please, buy for yourself, your family and friends (wine makes a great Valentine’s Day gift too). Just go to www.vieni.ca/collections/gcc and start shopping. And please share this direct link with anyone you choose, and help spread the cheer and support as widely as possible.

GCC 50-50 Raffle!

You could win up to $5500!

The GCC is holding a season-long 50-50 raffle. Tickets are just $10 each, and limited to 1100 tickets.

Draw Date: The winner will be determined by a random draw from all sold tickets, to take place on May 15, 2021 at River Run Centre at noon. Tickets must be purchased by midnight May 14, 2021.

Tickets are available by contacting the GCC at info@guelphchamberchoir.ca or ordered through GCC choir and board members.

What is a 50-50 draw? For each ticket sold, half of the money goes into the jackpot, and half to the GCC to support future programming costs such as artists’ fees, venue rental, and production costs. For the GCC draw this means that $5 of each ticket sold goes to the winner. The more tickets sold then the larger the jackpot, to a maximum of $5500!

What could you do with $5500?

Update your appliances  |  Get a new BBQ and patio furniture  |  Save it for a vacation

Top up your grandkids RESPs  |  Refresh the plants in your yard  |  Buy bikes for the family

Order family take-out from 100 local eateries  |  Donate it to your favourite charity!

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40 years. $40K. 40 days

Celebrating Guelph Chamber Choir’s 40th anniversary

For 40 years Guelph Chamber Choir has spread the joy of choral singing far and wide. What an achievement! Supporters like you have been key to the choir’s longevity and success. Thank you.

Now it’s time to celebrate and set the stage for the next 40 years. To that end, we invite you to make a special donation this year. Reaching our fundraising goal is vital to the Choir’s continued longevity:

Raise $40,000 in 40 days to lay the foundation for the next 40 years.

While our goal of $40,000 may seem audacious, we feel an immense responsibility to support the Choir through this transformative season and set in place a solid foundation for when we can gather together again.

You have several option to donate:

Thank you for your support.

Guelph Chamber Choir

Launches 40th Anniversary Season

Even a Pandemic Can’t Stop the Music

Guelph Chamber Choir (GCC) is pleased to announce SingOUT 2020-2021, a new season celebrating forty years of choral excellence. “Covid-19 has made us shift tactics, but even a pandemic can’t stop the music,” says artistic director Dr. Charlene Pauls.

Instead of its usual concert season the choir is undertaking a series of initiatives that will offer singers and audiences new ways to experience choral music. Highlights of the new season include:

  1. A new look and feel

To reflect the changes within the organization and set the stage for the next 40 years, GCC has refreshed its brand with a new logo. Inspired by symbols of musical notation, the new logo is designed as a modern, simple and versatile form that expresses what GCC is all about—community, excellence, relevance and openness. Thanks to Gareth Lind at Lind Design for the exciting new look.

  1. Resonance: Guelph Chamber Choir at 40

A new exhibition at Guelph Civic Museum will showcase highlights of the choir’s past forty years and aspirations for the next forty. Visitors will experience soul-stirring sounds of the choir through an audio installation. The exhibition also features memorable stories of people whose lives have been touched by their involvement with GCC. The exhibition has been extended until September 5th, with a free Fourth Friday concert on August 27th.

  1. SingOUT Community

As conditions allow, GCC will present a series of mini concerts with small vocal ensembles, singing with masks, in various locations around Guelph. The choir successfully tested the concept with several performances over the past few months. GCC also welcomes engagement opportunities to sing Happy Birthday or Anniversary for loved ones.

  1. SingOUT Sing-Along

A live-streamed event in December will celebrate the holiday season with choral favourites, singing carols together and sharing stories—all to be enjoyed within the comforts of home.

  1. SingOUT Celebrates Spring

An outdoor 40th gala celebration concert is planned for when the warm weather returns next Spring. Date to be determined.

‘While this milestone season is not quite what we had originally planned or expected,” says Dr. Charlene Pauls, “we’re excited and energized by the new and unforeseen opportunities before us. No matter what we’re handed, the Guelph Chamber Choir will continue to bring beautiful and inspired music to our community for many years to come.”

Dr. Charlene Pauls, Artistic Director & Conductor
Alison MacNeill, Piano