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The Maple Ridge Choral Society is made up of about 40 singers from across the community.  We have openings in all sections, especially the tenor and bass sections.

If you’re interested in joining us, please send a note through the “Contact Us” page on this site, phone Isabelle at 604-479-2649 or Art at 604-462-9813, or send an email to mapleridgelovestosing@gmail.com.

The Choral Society launched its 2017 fall season in September. We rehearse every Tuesday evening at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church at 12145 Laity Street in Maple Ridge.

We are accepting new members to begin singing in our next season, starting January 2018. You will be welcome to try us out for two or three practices before you commit.

Registration for new or returning members starts at 6:30 (that’s for anyone not registered last spring). Practice begins at 7:00 p.m., as do all rehearsals through the year.

Choral Society dues for 2017-2018 (to June 2018) are $100.00, or $85.00 for seniors, plus a $5.00 annual membership fee, with a $25.00 one-time music fee the first time you join. If you join in January, at the halfway point in our year, due are $50.00, or $43.00 for seniors.

We welcome members who don’t want to sing, but would like to help us to organize events. Some of our tenors are women, so if you are a woman with a deep voice, come and try singing tenor – you may find you like it!

We begin the 2017 fall season under the direction of Aimee Oliveria, who has served as are accompanist since 2010, and as acting director in 2017. She replaces long-time Choral Society director Andrew Wilhelm-Boyles, who passed away on August 1, 2017 after a lengthy illness. Aimee is a gifted musician and an energetic presence.

You’re welcome to participate in one or two practices to see how you like our choir before you join as a member. Our practices are focused on achieving excellence. We look forward to hearing your voice enhancing our choir, and we are sure you’ll enjoy singing with others who share your enthusiasm.

The Maple Ridge Choral Society is governed by a Board of Directors that meets once a month.  The responsibilities of the Board Members can be found in the MRCS By-Laws.  We conduct our Annual General Meeting at the end of the spring season, a week or so after our concert.