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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 will perform our 2017 Spring Concert at the Christian Reformed Church on Sunday, May 7.

The performance starts at 3:00 p.m. Tickets are $15.00 at the door. Children under the age of 12 will be admitted free of charge.

The Maple Ridge Choral Society rehearses at St Paul’s Church, 12145 Laity Street, Maple Ridge every Tuesday evening at 7:00 p.m. We launched our spring season on Tuesday, January 3. We are no longer accepting singers for this season, but will welcome anyone who wishes to sing with us starting in September 2017.

The annual choir dues are $100.00 for adults and $85.00 for seniors, with a one-time music fee of $25.00.  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!

Our conductor, Andrew Wilhelm-Boyles, has long experience as a professional conductor.  Accompanist Aimee Oliveria is in the process of obtaining an ARCT diploma from the Royal Conservatory of Music in Toronto.  Both of these talented people are available to help anyone who needs additional assistance; individual members are always willing to assist too.

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.