2014-15 Season

Stay tuned for us to update the GPC event calendar with the concerts for our exciting 2014-15 season. It includes Orff’s Carmina Burana (Oct. 24-25), Handel’s Messiah (Dec. 5), and Bach’s St. Matthew Passion (April 3), plus an additional concert (Feb. 21) and two concerts by the GPC Chamber Singers (incl., Nov. 22). The printed brochure is available now and will be available here as a PDF shortly.

Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment

Youth and Children’s Choir Concert

Dvorak’s Te Deum and other works

Grand Philharmonic Children’s Choir
Grand Philharmonic Youth Choir

Special guests:

  • Kitchener-Waterloo Symphony Youth Orchestra and Youth Sinfonia
  • Katherine Napiwotzki, soprano
  • Ivica Balaban, baritone

Saturday April 5, 2014; 7:00 p.m.
St. John’s Lutheran Church
22 Willow Street, Waterloo
Tickets at the Door:
$10 adults, $5 high school students, free for Grade 8 and younger.

Leave a comment

GPC Coffee for Sale

Great news! We sold almost our entire stock of coffee at the Nov. 23 Craft Fair.

Even better news: Lois can order more of your favourite roast and deliver it to you before the Yuletide concert weekend.

We’d like to sell 450 pounds of coffee this year, so drink up! Don’t miss this opportunity to buy the perfect hostess gifts, Hannukah Geld, Christmas stocking stuffers, or Festivus (!) presents for your friends and family.

GPC coffee, etc.

GPC coffee, etc.

Lois will be happy to assemble a gift package with whatever combination of coffee, mugs and biscotti that suits your fancy, all tied up in a cellophane bag with gold tissue paper and ribbons. Please specify whether you want medium or dark roast, decaffeinated, whole bean or ground coffee when ordering. Thank you.

Email your order.

Posted in main and chamber choir, news and reviews | Leave a comment

Music at the Celtic Night with Scotch Tasting Fundraiser


The Steel City Rovers

The Steel City Rovers will be playing at the GPC’s Celtic Night with Scotch Tasting Fundraiser on Sat., Feb. 8, 2014.  The event starts at 7:30 p.m. at the Kitchener City Hall Rotunda.  There will also be party games and prizes, a silent auction, and food throughout the evening.  Order tickets ($30 each, plus $30 each for those who want to participate in the Scotch-tasting) by contacting us at info@grandphilchoir.com or 519-578-6885.

Posted in main and chamber choir, news and reviews | Leave a comment

Children’s Choir Fundraiser

Support the GPC Children’s Choir Fundraiser by ordering through this special link today:  www.gpcc.mabelslabels.com

Please like and link and share with your friends and family. Thank you for your support and enjoy this great product! We get 20% of sales.


Posted in children's choir | Leave a comment

I Will Find an Answer – Children’s Choir Recording

Please purchase the new CD by the Grand Philharmonic Children’s Choir.
(New members are also welcome!)

I Will Find an Answer

Posted in children's choir | Leave a comment

Youth Choir Video

Please watch this beautiful video, featuring the Grand Philharmonic Youth Choir.
(New members are also welcome!)

Posted in youth choir | Leave a comment

Larry Martin, 1949-2013

Larry Martin was a tireless advocate and board member of the Grand Philharmonic Choir.  He appreciated what we do, and worked hard and effectively to support us in so many ways.  In the short time he was on the board, he became a close friend and ally.  We mourn his passing, and we are thinking of him as we continue his work.

Memorial donations may be made to Elmira Mennonite Church, Shalom Counselling, or to the Grand Philharmonic Choir by contacting the funeral home at http://www.erbgood.com or 519-745-8445.
Posted in news and reviews | Leave a comment

Mark Vuorinen’s University Appointment

The GPC’s Artistic Director and Conductor Mark Vuorinen has exciting personal news to share:  He has just been appointed by Conrad Grebel University College at the University of Waterloo as Assistant Professor of Choral Music.  He is delighted to announce that he and his family will be moving to the Kitchener-Waterloo area from Toronto.

He is a candidate for the Doctor of Musical Arts degree at the University of Toronto, specializing in choral music from the Baltic states.  Mark also holds a master’s degree in sacred and choral music from Yale University.  He grew up in Waterloo and earned his Bachelor of Music degree from Wilfrid Laurier University.

MVsmilingCOLOUR headshot

Posted in news and reviews | Leave a comment

Read and/or Print the 2013-14 Brochure

2013-14 Season Brochure (PDF)

Posted in main and chamber choir | Leave a comment