What is it like to sing with us? Let our singers tell you!
A singer says . . .
The BCC Singers have been part of my life for nearly 30 years. I have found new friendships and gained a greater love and appreciation for music. During times in life when one needs mental and moral support, singing takes me to a higher place.
Another singer says . . .
The Burlington Civic Chorale is an amateur chamber choir of adults from Burlington and neighbouring communities. We come from various walks of life, but have found one another through our shared love of music. We are proud to have sung for our audiences for over 25 years!
We are happy to say that we have endured the challenges of COVID-19. Our weekly rehearsals, which normally take place in the sanctuary of St. Christopher’s Church, are now conducted using the social media platform, Zoom. We don’t hear one another’s singing but still share camaraderie, while becoming more comfortable with the sound of our solo voices. Following rehearsal, each of our homes becomes an ingenious amateur recording “studio”, producing individual audio files and/or videos using personal computers, laptops and cell phones. Finally, we send all these audio and video files to our conductor, who magically weaves them together into a virtual concert.
Thanks to the outstanding leadership of our musical director, Dr. Gary Fisher, the creativity of our Board of Directors, our piano accompanist, Jennifer Goodine, and the continued financial support of our singers and sponsors, we have had a musically successful 2020 (Discover that on the Home Town Holidays tab). We look forward to the time when we will once again be together in person.
But for now, we have reinvented ourselves as a virtual choir. In 2021, we will use everything we’ve learned to keep bringing wonderful music to the Burlington community.
“The virtual choir would never replace live music or a real choir, but the same sort of focus and intent and esprit de corps is evident in both, and at the end of the day it seems to me a genuine artistic expression.”
Eric Whitaker, American Composer & Conductor