Love to sing but think you can’t?
Margaret’s Choir could be for you.
Welcome to Margaret’s Choir. We are a non-audition community choir. Our purpose is to sing for personal, choral, and global harmony. We seek to make a difference for ourselves and for our community. We assemble for a new season and revised repertoire each January and September, under the direction of our Artistic Director, Katy Harmer, with the piano accompaniment of Charmaine Bacon. Our repertoire is best described as varied and eclectic.
Fall 2022 season will begin September 11th and members will be able to participate directly in rehearsals or remotely by a simultaneous Zoom broadcast. Our in-person rehearsals take placed at the First Unitarian Universalist Church of Winnipeg, 603 Wellington Crescent. Our usual starting time is 2:30 pm and we run until 5:00 pm. However, our first rehearsal will begin at 3:00 pm. Unfortunately, parking is limited to the church lot, and street parking is restricted. Some public health considerations are still in force.
Those attending the church rehearsal will have to have been fully COVID-19 vaccinated (we recognize that for different folks that will mean having had 3 or 4 or 5 vaccinations depending on circumstances), will be required to attest they are not at elevated risk of having or being a carrier of a known contagious virus, and will be required to wear a N95 mask or one of equal protective value during the rehearsal. Bring your own water-bottle (and unfortunately no food for sharing). These guidelines may change with changes to the public health concerns regarding contagious viruses.
The Zoom broadcast link will be supplied in a message circulated to registered members the week prior to the first rehearsal.
Two choral events are on schedule, a small performance in Assiniboine Park and a season ending benefit concert. On October 1st, Margaret’s Choir will be one of a number of choirs, all members of the Manitoba Choral Association, which will perform outdoors in Assiniboine Park.
We will again conclude our season with a benefit concert on December 4th. The choir is currently at work selecting a beneficiary for that concert.
You may be pleased to know that some of our performances can be found on YouTube; just look for Margaret’s Choir. Information on registration and a membership fee can be found on the right-hand column of this web page.
Fees: Our fall season fee is $85, or more or less depending on your circumstances. To join for this season please register online. (Note that previous members must register again! 😊 ). Fees may be paid either by etransfer to firstname.lastname@example.org (no need for Q&A) or by cheque made out to Margaret’s Choir and mailed to Kerry Strom 312 Leighton Ave Winnipeg MB R2K 0J5.