The Maple Ridge Chorus 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 email@example.com.
The Chorus, operated by the Maple Ridge Choral Society, will launch its spring 2018 season on Tuesday, January 9. We rehearse every Tuesday evening at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church at 12145 Laity Street in Maple Ridge.
We are accepting new members. You will be welcome to try us out for two or three practices before you commit.
Registration for new or returning members starts on January 9 at 6:30 (that’s for anyone not registered last fall). Practice begins at 7:00 p.m., as do all rehearsals through the season. The choir will rehearse every Tuesday until the spring concert, which is scheduled for Sunday, April 29.
Choral Society dues for the half-season to June 2018) are $50.00, or $43.00 for seniors, plus a $5.00 annual membership fee, with a $25.00 one-time music fee the first time you join.
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 continue this spring under the direction of Aimee Oliveria, who served as are accompanist from 2010-2017, and as acting director in 2017. She replaces long-time director Andrew Wilhelm-Boyles, who passed away on August 1, 2017 after a lengthy illness. Aimee is a gifted musician and an energetic presence.
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.