The Peterborough Singers is an auditioned 100-voice community choir of adults and youth. We generally perform four concerts per year: a Yuletide concert, Handel’s Messiah, an oratorio, and one concert dedicated to music outside the box of regular classical programming. Past oratorios have included music by Bach, Verdi, Fauré, Haydn, Mozart, Mendelssohn and many others. The popular music concert has been soul, folk, Celtic, Broadway, popular music, music by the Beatles, or music highlighting the work of a particular modern composer. Fortunately we are not limited by the lack of availability of sheet music because of local associates who are able to create original arrangements for this repertoire. Concerts this season are “Yuletide Cheer”, Handel’s Messiah, Verdi’s Requiem, and “Canadian Legends”.
Rehearsals are held Wednesday evenings from September to the beginning of May at Murray Street Baptist Church in Peterborough. Prior to most rehearsals, we provide ongoing educational initiatives which allow interested members to greatly improve their sight-reading or musical skill levels at no additional cost above the yearly membership fee. Auditions take place in May and September.