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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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? We are currently eager to welcome basses to the Chorale.
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!
Our next concert is on Saturday, May 12, 2018 at 7:30 p.m.
The Chorale will feature music by Josquin, Tallis, Bach and Rutter. Josquin and Tallis settings of Psalm 130, De Profundis, set the mood for divine inspiration followed by Bach’s earliest cantata, BWV 150 My Lord I Long For Thee and John Rutter’s Requiem, both accompanied by chamber players.
The 2018-2019 season will feature a commissioned work in memory of the 100th anniversary of the armistice of World War I.
Here are some samples of our past concert pieces: please have a listen:
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 .
Paul Halley: The Bailiff’s Daughter