Welcome to the Peterborough Singers’ 2022-23 season, marking thirty years of sharing the joy of choral music! Artistic Director Syd Birrell notes this landmark with what he says is “a sense of awe” as well as great excitement about the upcoming concerts.
The season kicks off November 26 with Yuletide Cheer, featuring Syd at the organ and the mighty Venabrass ensemble, and celebrates the season of giving and receiving that’s inspired so many over the years.
On December 12 it’s another treasured annual tradition, the choir’s performance of Handel’s Messiah, this year featuring vocal soloists Shannon McCracken, Martina Myskohlid, Jacob Abrahamse and Alex Halliday.
On February 25, 2023 the choir goes Back in Full Swing, with a tribute to big band music with Geoff Bemrose as our special guest.
The season concludes on May 6, 2023 with one of the most dramatic works of all time: Verdi’s Requiem, with guest artists Leslie Fagan, Laura Pudwell, Jonathan Liebich and Ernesto Ramirez accompanied by Ian Sadler at the organ and a full brass section.
As an added musical treat, the Peterborough Singers present the return of The Unconcert on Oct. 17, 2022 (7 p.m. Murray Street Baptist Church; $10 at the door), a lively evening featuring choir members showcasing their individual talents.
We look forward to celebrating the choir’s thirtieth anniversary with you!