We are pleased to announce the appointment of Ian VanderBurgh as accompanist for the Grand Philharmonic Choir. Ian has been accompanying choirs in Waterloo Region for more than 15 years. From 2003 to 2018, he was the accompanist of the University of Waterloo Choir. He has also played with the University of Waterloo Chamber Choir,…

We are very pleased to announce that Dr. Tracy Wong has been appointed our new Youth Choir conductor and will start working with our singers in September. Grand Philharmonic Choir artistic director Mark Vuorinen said he is “delighted ” that after an extensive search, Tracy was selected for the role. “Tracy brings a wealth of experience and expertise working…

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…

**UPDATE** The position has been filled. Please click here for details. 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…

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…

** UPDATE ** The position has been filled. Please click here for details. 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…

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

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