The Burlington Civic Chorale’s repertoire is spread out over three concerts. The fall and spring concerts consist of oratorios and classical material from the sixteenth century to the present, folksongs, and spirituals. Soloists and small ensembles join the BCC at the Valentine Cabaret & Silent Auction for a fun filled evening featuring Broadway melodies, jazz favourites and speciality numbers from the world of musical entertainment.
So much energy, dedication and talent goes into the concert season that it would make anyone a firm believer in the value of the community choir as a source of human endeavour, firmly committed to the best in amateur involvement in the arts.
With sadness, we announce the difficult decision to suspend our live in-person rehearsals and concerts until further notice due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
As our Board reflected on this situation, it was guided by three considerations:
We are happy to say that we have endured the challenges of COVID-19 and have for the time being reinvented ourselves as a virtual choir. Our weekly rehearsals, which normally take place in the sanctuary of St. Christopher’s Anglican Church, are now conducted using the social media platform, Zoom.
Thanks to the outstanding leadership of our artistic director, Dr. Gary Fisher, our piano accompanist, Jennifer Goodine, the creativity of our Board of Directors, and the continued financial support of our singers and sponsors, we have had a musically successful 2020/2021.
We will use everything we’ve learned to keep bringing wonderful music to Burlington, Hamilton and surrounding Regions. We eagerly await until we can be together again in-person, once physical distancing restrictions are lifted, and it is safe to return to live, in-person concerts.
Until such time keep safe and well; and please enjoy our virtual choral offerings. Our most recent virtual offering is our spring virtual concert, “The Road Home”.