Founded in 1952 by Jean Dobson, Barrie’s King Edward Choir began as a ladies’ choir, named after the school in which they practised. Today it is a group of 50 dedicated musicians encompassing all voices, under the leadership of artistic director, Oliver Balaburski. We strive to present a repertoire that is broad and engaging to both chorister and audience; recent years have seen performances of works by Britten, Mozart, Bernstein, Freedman, Rutter, Handel and Dvořàk, with offerings of Renaissance motets, Spirituals, folk songs and show tunes. King Edward Choir frequently collaborates with other artists and groups, and enjoys community sing-outs. Rehearsals for our three annual performances take place Monday nights. Open auditions occur each September, but new members are welcome any time!