Curious about The Cellar Singers? Join us on Wednesdays to see what it's like to sing with us. All rehearsals are open for those interested in sitting in. Music reading ability preferred. A short, informal process will take place with the artistic director if you decide you'd like to join us.
Rehearsals: Wednesdays at St. James' Anglican Church in Orillia at 7:15 pm.
For five decades, The Cellar Singers have been enriching the cultural life of Simcoe County and the District of Muskoka through traditional as well as contemporary repertoire, setting a high musical standard unique in the area. By regularly commissioning and performing new works, the choir continues to support Canadian music.
The choir had its beginnings in 1968 as a small group of music lovers rehearsing in the basement of Dr. William Monk’s home in Bracebridge, Ontario, hence our name, The Cellar Singers.
In 1977, Albert Greer, renowned choral conductor, teacher and tenor soloist, became Artistic Director. With his retirement in 2012, the incredibly talented Mitchell Pady, our current Artistic Director, took up the baton.
As a regional choir, The Cellar Singers have been finalists in the CBC choral competition, have performed at the Elora Festival, the Toronto International Choral Festival, the Guelph Spring Festival, the Muskoka Lakes Festival and have played a major role in CBC Canada Day extravaganza from Parliament Hill in Ottawa.
The Cellar Singers have also distinguished themselves on two international tours, performing in England, Scotland, Wales, The Czech Republic, Slovakia, Hungary and Austria. Two dedicated Christmas CDs and one compilation CD, Say It With Music, document the choir's virtuosity and musicianship.
While we honour the past, we will continue to re-shape our future through the pursuit of enriched artistic performances and sound financial business practices.
Cellar Singers is an Adult Choral Organization under professional leadership, which is dedicated to providing and promoting artistic excellence in the Simcoe, Muskoka, and beyond, through education, outreach and high-quality performance of the choral art.
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