Chorus York is caroling

Join Chorus York to perform at the Village of Richmond Hill BIA event on Saturday December 11th from 12:30 pm to 4: 00 pm. We will be cajoling at RHCPA & Ransom...

Finding the “Fun” in Fundraising

By Mary-Lou Montgrain When our local city council cancelled the community grant that had helped us in the past, our need to fundraise assumed a more important role in our budgeting plans. Why Rain barrels? As chief fundraising co-ordinator for the choir, I have...

Would You Mind Sitting on the Floor?

By Mary-Lou Montgrain We were about to present our first ever Gala/Fundraiser at our local performance venue—Richmond Hill Center for the Performing Arts—quite an endeavour for our newly formed community choir of 20 singers. The well-laid plan It was the weekend...

Romance in the Choir

By Mary-Lou Montgrain I met my husband in a community choir. I am a soprano. He is a tenor. We had both been singing in choirs since a young age. He plays several instruments, studied violin, taught himself the piano & has always had a good ear for music. I had...

The Birth of a Choir

By Mary-Lou Montgrain The Birth Pains of 2016 I was devastated when my local community choir voted to fold after 42 years because, during my 10 years as a member, I had made close friends. Others like me who wanted to continue singing made plans to do so, by forming a...