Seniors Chorus

THE MAPLE LEAF CHORD COMPANY 2017-18 - ONTARIO DISTRICT SENIORS CHORUS

The District Seniors Chorus project last year was such a huge success that we are having a another Seniors Chorus event in 2017-18.

Formation of The Maple Leaf Chord Company 2017-18 Ontario District Seniors Chorus was approved at the April, 2017 meeting of The House of Delegates.

This year there will be two phases.

  • Phase One culminates in performing on stage for score at the Ontario Fall Convention Oct 27-28, 2017.  
  • Phase Two - The Chorus will vote on whether or not to participate in Mid Winter Convention Jan 18-20, 2018, Costa Mesa CA.  At the time of writing this, it is not known if there will be a Seniors Chorus Festival at Mid-Winter 2018.

LEADERSHIP

  • The chorus will be directed by Dr. Ray Danley and assistants.
  • The Music Team is: Bob Gibson, Dave Wallace, Lynn Brown, Ken Fisher, Ron Whiteside, Rob Swann, Barry Stringer
  • Ken Fisher, VP of Music and Performance, will serve as the initial chorus manager.
  • At our first rehearsal we will choose a small executive Board: Secretary, Treasurer, rehearsal Manager.

MUSIC
The 2 songs for the 2017-18 Ontario Seniors chorus are:

IF I HAD MY WAY - D. Harrington arranger
DRIVIN’ ME CRAZY - Polecat II book

Charts and learning tracks will be available from the District website or by mail, if necessary, once you have registered.

There will be 5 rehearsals in Ontario:

  • Sunday, June 25 - 1:00-4:30pm
    • Harmony Manor, 55 MacKay Ave, London, ON, N5Y 1K8
  • Sunday, July 23 - 1:00-4:30pm
    • Harmony Hall, 2 Gower St., Toronto, M4B 1E2
  • Sunday, August 13 - 1:00-4:30pm
    • Harmony Hall, 2 Gower St., Toronto, M4B 1E2
  • Sunday, September 24 - 1:00-4:30pm
    • Millgrove Community Center, 851 Millgrove Side road, Waterdown ON, L0R 2H2

More information and directions for the rehearsals is available in the linked document.

Bring

  • your music, 
  • a pencil or something for taking notes,
  • any stools or riser-stools that you might need, 
  • your senses of humour and your great voices.

 

There will also be a rehearsal in Brantford Saturday afternoon Oct 27 before the performance at the start of the quartet finals that evening.

In Phase 2 there will be a mid-November rehearsal in Toronto area and a rehearsal at Mid-Winter.

COSTS

  • Phase One - Ontario -  registration cost is $30 (charts, tracks, mailings, rehearsal venues, etc).
  • Phase Two - Mid-Winter cost is $10 - IF there is a Seniors chorus Festival and IF the chorus decides to participate.

REGISTRATION
Register online at the link below.  Be prepared to pay using credit card or PayPal.

For alternate methods of registering or other questions, please contact:
Ken Fisher, VP Music and Performance, 519 823-1977, 
cel 519 820-3163
 kfisher@ovc.uoguelph.ca.

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