There are many ways to participate! You can sing with the choir or volunteer your time on the Board, behind the scenes (production, stage management) or help the front of house at concerts and events (usher, box office) or apply for our Scholarships.
Do you like to sing? Sing with us! The Bach Elgar Choir holds annual auditions of singers for all sections of the choir. We are looking for dedicated, enthusiastic people to join our organization for a rare opportunity to perform some of the greatest choral music ever written. Help us present both exciting and artistically fulfilling concerts, as we have done for more than a century.
Our Artistic Director, Alexander Cann, is holding auditions for the 2017/18 season:
Alexander would like you to prepare a song of your choice in a classical or folk style and would be grateful if you could bring 2 copies of the music. He will provide piano accompaniment if desired. He may also ask you to do a small amount of sight reading to assess your range and determine your ideal placement. Auditions will be held at Melrose United Church.
Auditions will be held at Melrose United Church (www.melroseunited.ca), which is also where we hold practices. The street address is 86 Homewood Avenue, but the church faces Locke Street and the parking lot is off Stanley Avenue.
Practices are on Tuesdays from 7:30 pm – 10:00 pm.
Our upcoming 2017-18 season is:
Saturday, September 9th - Locke St. Festival (Hamilton Sings!)
Saturday, September 30th - Culture Days (Locke Street), Apple Festival, Battlefield Museum (Hamilton Sings!)
Saturday, October 21 or 28 - Surprise "Pop-Up" Event
Saturday, November 11th - Mozart Requiem, HPO
Saturday, November 25th - The Legacy of Healey Willan
Saturday, December 16th - CONCERT II - Messiah
Sunday, December 17th - Messiah Sing-a-long
Sunday, December 17th - Singalong Messiah
Saturday, February 24th and Sunday February 25th - Gilbert & Sullivan
Saturday, May 26th 2018 - Handel's Israel in Egypt
Please send me an email (email@example.com) if you are interested or have any questions at all. The annual membership fee is $250, $100 for choristers under 30 or $50 for full-time students.
Want to know more? Contact the auditions coordinator at firstname.lastname@example.org.
We welcome the assistance of volunteers! Volunteers can act as concert ushers, assist with baking for a post-concert reception, or provide housing for our out-of-town guest artists. We offer free admission to the concerts in return for your help.
Have a unique volunteer service that you would like to offer to the choir? Please contact us at email@example.com and tell us about how you would like to help.
BACH ELGAR CHOIR | SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAMME
The Bach Elgar Choir is pleased to announce the Choral Scholarship Programme. Qualified choristers from age 18-24 are encouraged to apply for Scholarships of $1,000. Congrats to our 2016 - 2017 winners Nolan Poot and Allana Stevenson.
Please contact the Choir at BachElgar@gmail.com for more details or select the Scholarship Procedures document and the Scholarship Application