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 Peterborough Singers is proud to offer weekly sight-singing lessons as part of its mission to enrich and transform lives through the learning, singing, and sharing of choral music in our community. Lessons are held Wednesday nights from September through to late April each season at 6 pm at Murray St. Baptist Church before our regular rehearsals. We encourage choristers who want to brush up on their sight-reading skills to attend, but lessons are available to the general public as well! There is a beginner and an intermediate class instructed by Mary Taves and Shannon McCracken. A suggested donation of $10 per lesson is in place to help keep the program going. If you are interested in attending these classes, please contact us at 705-745-1820 or email