The Maple Ridge Chorus has stopped accepting new singers for its 2023 spring season. However, we encourage anyone aged 17 or over interested in joining our choir to attend registration and the first rehearsal of our fall season on Tuesday, September 5, 2023, to listen in or participate. We welcome newcomers to attend two rehearsals before committing to the choir and our selected concert dates.
The best time to join the MRCS is on registration night at the start of either our fall season in early September or our spring season in early January. We will accept new members next fall until September 19, 2023, and next spring until January 30, 2024.
The Chorus has about 50 singers from across the community. We are an inclusive community choir that welcomes experienced choristers and novices alike. No audition is required to join. We especially welcome new members who sing in the lower voices. Our bass section particularly has lots of openings. Some of our tenors are women, so if you are a woman with a deep voice, come and try singing tenor – you might enjoy it!
If you’re interested in joining our choir but have questions, please email Loraine at email@example.com or call her at 604-463-8990.
We rehearse on Tuesday evenings at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church at 12145 Laity Street in Maple Ridge. Rehearsals begin at 7:00 p.m. and run until about 9:30 p.m., with a short break in the middle.
Choral Society dues for the current year (2022-2023) are $150.00, or $125.00 for seniors over age 65, plus a $5.00 annual membership fee and a $10.00 music fee. There is a special student rate of $75.00 for full-time students in a provincial recognized program of study. The minimum age for joining the choir is 17.
Our musical director is Aimee Oliverio, 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.