About

The Burlington Civic Chorale is a mixed-voice community choir formed in 1994 through the collaboration of founder Dr. Gary Fisher and Mary Jane Price, former organist and music director at St. Christopher’s Anglican Church, Burlington, Ontario.

We rehearse and perform at St. Christophers Anglican church in Burlington, at 622 Guelph Line. Click for a map here (opens google map in new tab).

Our repertoire encompasses classical literature from the 16th century to the present; folksongs; opera choruses and vocal jazz.

2017-18 is our twenty-fourth season! We couldn’t have done it without some help along the way: grants from the Ontario Trillium Foundation, the United Way, the Toronto Foundation, and the former Halton Healthy Foundation; our loyal patrons and members; and local businesses who support us generously.

Interested in singing with the BCC? Please contact Gary Fisher at 905-632-2085 or bccsingers@gmail.com to arrange a meeting so we can have a vocal assessment to determine what is the best route for both the BCC and you, the singer. What are your strengths and weaknesses as a choral singer so we can obtain the best fit?

Come to our first rehearsal on Tuesday, September 5th at 7pm and sing with us to get a sense of how we work and who we are. We would love to meet you and have you join us for the evening of singing. Check out the flier below “Try It Tuesday” for details and more explanation. JOIN US!

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Our next concert is on Saturday, November 18, 2017 at 7:30 p.m.

 Canada 150 and Christmas Favorites

Selections from the rich collection of Canadian folksong treasury including English and Quebecois titles. The concert will feature numerous contemporary composers with an extended work by Ontario composer, John Burge.

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 Here are some samples of our past concert pieces: please have a listen:

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the spiritual: “Great Day”

from Rossini’s “Petite Messe Solenelle”, the Kyrie

from Randall Thompson’s Peaceable Kingdom, “Paper Reeds By the Brook”

Pedro Gutiérrez, Alma Llanera/Soul of the Plains

Dave Baker, arr. Larry Nickel, Royal Hudson

You will also find us on YouiTube at:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GDcO30-frBk  singing Kirke Mechem’s Seven Joys of Christmas .