Invitation to Give: A season of renewal and rejuvenation

Dear Friends

We’re singing LIVE again! The long wait for live choral singing is over. With safety protocols in place, Guelph Chamber Choir is thrilled to resurface with in-person concerts. Our October and November concerts were test runs. The response from the audience was one of sheer joy in hearing choral music live once again.

What’s different? Everything! While the steadfast support of donors like you has been essential, the lengthy pandemic pause has been devastating for choirs and their singers. Ongoing health measures create limitations for generating ticket revenue. Audience hesitancy for in-person events is real and understandable. Addressing these challenges and ultimately creating new ways to continue our outstanding choral tradition will require significant effort, innovation and financial support.

Yes, much will be different, but that’s exciting, isn’t it? What a great time to pitch in!

 Your gift will make all the difference. It will support several vital initiatives:

  • hiring a digital media specialist to broaden our reach and elevate the community experience;
  • extending our emerging artist program to attract and cultivate the next generation of choral singers; and
  • advancing our technical capacity for hybrid events to diversify and expand our choral offerings.

I invite you to join me in supporting this season of renewal and rejuvenation. I’m honoured to be part of this vibrant and inspiring organization that is committed to sharing the best of choral music with our community.

Please give generously. Every gift, no matter the amount, is received with joyful gratitude.

John Barnum, President
GCC Board of Directors

Donate via Canada Helps, or by cheque (payable to “Guelph Chamber Choir”) mailed to the address below.

“Hallelujah!”  Guelph’s favourite Messiah is back!

 Saturday, Dec. 18th at 7:30pm at River Run Centre

Rejoice, the trumpet shall sound, and the glory of this holiday season shall be revealed! Join your Guelph Chamber Choir as we return to the comfort of the River Run Centre to present Handel’s masterpiece, Messiah. We are joined by a baroque orchestra and talented soloists Elizabeth Lepock, Soprano; Autumn Debassige, Alto; Lawrence Wiliford, Tenor; and Jeremy Ludwig, Bass. Our condensed performance will include all your favourite choruses and arias within a 90-minute program. A perfect Messiah for both first-timers and old-timers.

Thanks to concert sponsor Knar Jewellery for their much appreciated support, as well as the City of Guelph, Ontario Arts Council, and Ontario Arts Foundation.

Tickets: Adult – $45 / Under 30 – $25 /  Live-stream: $25

Tickets available at River Run Centre.

The Live-stream will remain available until 7pm on Sunday, Dec. 19th.

Having Trouble?

Check your spam/junk mail if your order confirmation is not in your inbox. If you still cannot find your order confirmation, contact the box office to have it resent.

We recommend joining the live stream early, giving yourself some time before the event starts, in case of any issues. You can also test out your link and access code at any time before the performance.

The Box Office is here to help! Email: info@riverrun.ca   Phone: 519-763-3000

Regular Box Office hours are Monday to Friday 12-4pm. They will be open on Saturday, December 18th from 5:30-8:00pm.

 

“Sing Amid the Winter’s Snow” Carols Concert

November 28 at 4pm, Guelph

Christmas is the season of music! Experience the joy of the season with the Guelph Chamber Choir as we present holiday favourites and heart-warming readings in a LIVE concert at Knox Presbyterian. We are joined by guest artists the Emperor String Quartet, and will be featuring music by Lauridsen, Mendelssohn, Poulenc, and Tchaikovsky (for those who need their Nutcracker fix). If the Sound of Music is part of your tradition, you will enjoy hearing the choir’s rendition of Edelweiss sung with guitar, just as the Captain would have liked.

Our in-person capacity is limited so be sure to purchase your tickets in advance. We are pleased to also offer a live-stream option. Provincial COVID guidelines will be followed, including proof of full vaccination, audience and choir distancing, and masking. Tickets may be purchased here.

We’d like to thank concert sponsor Knar Jewellry, as well as the City of Guelph, the Ontario Arts Council, and the Ontario Arts Foundation for their on-going support.

We look forward to celebrating the season together. See you on November 28!

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