Free Live Stream Carol Sing-along Party on Dec. 13th!
If you missed the advance registration you can still join us by clicking on this link:
Webinar ID: 891 7084 8682 Passcode: 12341234
Warm up the mulled cider and pour the eggnog to lubricate your voices as you join the Guelph Chamber Choir for a fun evening of carol sing-alongs on Sunday, December 13 at 7 PM. We’ll provide a booklet of carols for you to print off and use at home as Artistic Director, Charlene Pauls and Pianist, Alison MacNeill lead us through a range of seasonal choral favourites, readings from members of the choir, and appearances by special musical guests. Viewers will see the release of our virtual choir recording of Mozart’s “Laudate Dominum,” featuring superstar Canadian Soprano, Mireille Asselin singing with the choir.
All of this is available for you from the comfort of your own home and is absolutely free, thanks to concert sponsor Linamar Corporation, with support from Knar Jewellery, and Long & McQuade. Join us from anywhere in the world as we share the joy of seasonal music together. Register at https://www.canadahelps.org/en/charities/guelph-chamber-choir/events/gcc-live-stream-carol-sing-along-party/
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:
- via Canada Helps https://www.canadahelps.org/en/charities/guelph-chamber-choir/campaign/gccs-40-in-40/,
- send an e-transfer to email@example.com, or
- mail a cheque to Guelph Chamber Choir, PO Box 31144, Guelph ON N1H 8K1.
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:
- 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.
- 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 runs October 27 until March 28.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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