Every member of the Peterborough Singers experiences the emotional, physical, and intellectual heights that music offers the human soul. It is only natural, then, that the choir is committed to inspiring people – young, old, and every age in between – to learn about choral music and singing.
In the past, the choir has offered educational workshops to students and teachers of the community. Sometimes, that learning focused on the musical genius of famous classical composers, such as Bach or Mozart, or on the role of the popular song in World War II or the spiritual in North American history.
In recent years, with the initial help of an Ontario Trillium Foundation grant, the choir has focused its educational outreach on helping members of the community learn sight singing and music theory.
Sight Singing and Other Music Classes
The choir now offers weekly classes in sight singing and music theory. Usually, these are offered in two sessions, one starting in autumn and the other in January. Master classes are held with each section of the choir, as are individual vocal lessons when required.