Then Jesus, knowing all that was to happen to him, came forward and asked them, “Whom are you looking for?” John 18.4 J.S. Bach’s Johannes-Passion follows in the footsteps of centuries of musical settings of the biblical narrative having to do with the arrest, trial and crucifixion of Jesus Christ. These sacred texts, by papal…

The Grand Philharmonic Choir is seeking a COLLABORATIVE PIANIST to join the artistic team led by Mark Vuorinen. Duties include playing rehearsals of the Grand Philharmonic Choir on Monday evenings, 7:30-10pm and occasionally at other mutually agreed upon times. Responsibilities could also include leading sectional rehearsals, from time to time, and playing for some performances…

The Grand Philharmonic Choir will give the world premiere February 10 of an evocative choral work: “Celestial Dream,” by Nicholas Ryan Kelly. Kelly, of Penticton, British Columbia, is the winner of the choir’s inaugural composition contest for composers 30 and under, which attracted entries from across Canada. He will travel to Kitchener for the performance…

The Grand Philharmonic Choir is seeking a new YOUTH CHOIR CONDUCTOR to join the artistic team led by Mark Vuorinen. Duties include rehearsing/preparing the 30-40 voice mixed choir for its public performances. The complete Position Summary for the YOUTH CHOIR CONDUCTOR is available here. This is a contract position, September-June, with varying hours monthly. An…

Congratulations to our raffle winners! Licence number 761481 Draw date: Dec. 11 2017 1st prize — $2,000 cash Zetty Abbott, Hamilton, ON Ticket #1049 2nd prize — $1,000 gift certificate to Langdon Hall Dr. Irene Hain, Linwood, ON Ticket # 1831 3rd prize — $500 gift certificate to Great Wolf Lodge Anna Baker, Kitchener, ON…

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Congratulations to our wonderful board chair, Nancy Regehr of Waterloo, who was honoured with the title of Oktoberfest Woman of the Year in the Arts and Culture Category. At the awards ceremony on October 5, Nancy was recognized for her exceptional work strengthening our organization, with its 200 singers in five choirs, serving all ages…

Choral music finds new venue in forests of rare – from the Record Grand Philharmonic Choir hosts local Choral Sound Walk – from the Cambridge Times

To audition for the adult choir, you must be able to read music and be willing to commit to a schedule of Monday night rehearsals plus 15 to 20 performances/events a year. It’s a big time commitment, but can be very satisfying. Late summer auditions for the 2017-2018 season are scheduled for August 28, 29…

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