Simple Gifts Community Choir
Looking for a choir that's lots of fun?
This is a friendly and inviting community choir for men and women who are new to choirs, or experienced singers who want a choir that is not too demanding of their time and commitments. Singers help one another out, and sometimes practice together.
We sing love songs, swing, gospel, and folk songs from around the world. We also stretch our skills with a bit of classical and jazz.
We put on two major concerts a year, and each term we perform two outreach concerts at nursing or retirement homes. Sometimes small ensembles are formed by singers who want an extra challenge and an opportunity to "strut their stuff".
Thinking about joining?
Come once or twice to try it out and see how you like it. New singers are welcome at the beginning of each new season, September and February. Practice recordings are provided.
If you've never sung in a choir, you are most welcome. You just have to be able to sing in tune. If tuning is an issue or if you're not sure, I'm happy to give you a complementary vocal assessment to see if it's a fit for you.
Practices are Tuesdays 7:30 – 9:30. We meet at the community hall of Holy Cross Japanese Anglican Church, 4580 Walden, a short block east of Main/30th. It's a pleasant space and neighbourhood. Watch the calendar for season start dates and public performances. Also check out the
Simple Gifts website. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org 604-732-7418.
HELP MAKE IT FUN FOR EVERYONE
Please avoid odours, even pleasant ones, at lessons, classes, choir and performances. Perfume, essential oils, hairspray, residual smoke or alcohol,can be troublesome, especially for those with allergies.
"Finding my way into Simple Gifts Choir was a stroke of good luck for me. You bring joy, love, and cohesion to a group of folks who just want to sing together. You bring us laughter, you help us find our voices, you make us feel like part of a very special community."