It’s with great pleasure that we announce the Peterborough Singers’ 2022-23 concert season. Not only do we plan to put on a full season of music — ranging from Yuletide Cheer’s traditional favourites and Handel’s Messiah to big band swing and Verdi’s Requiem — it’s also a celebration of the choir’s three decades of sharing the joy of choral music. Artistic Director Syd Birrell notes this landmark with what he says is “a sense of awe.”
“When I founded this choir 30 years ago I could not have imagined the life-affirming journey that lay ahead. Remarkably, our thirtieth year comes at a time when the choir has successfully faced the biggest challenge of its history: how to keep singing during a pandemic. But we have — and now it’s exciting to look forward with hopes of presenting a ‘normal’ season, one that features top notch guest artists.”
So, mark these dates in your calendar, and be sure to get your tickets — tickets are now available.
Yuletide Cheer: November 26, 2022 (7 p.m. at Emmanuel United Church)
Featuring Syd Birrell (organ), and Venabrass.
Handel’s Messiah: December 12, 2022 (7 p.m. at Emmanuel United Church)
Featuring: Shannon McCracken (soprano), Martina Myskohlid (mezzo), Jacob Abrahamse (tenor), Alex Halliday (bass), Ian Sadler (organ), Paul Otway (trumpet) and Douglas Sutherland (trumpet).
With thanks to concert sponsor: Stewart Morrison Insurance
Back in Full Swing – A Tribute to Big Band & Jazz: February 25, 2023
(2 p.m. at Emmanuel United Church)
Featuring: Geoff Bemrose and a swinging big band
With thanks to concert sponsor: David Goyette
Verdi Requiem: May 6, 2023 (7 p.m. at Emmanuel United Church)
Featuring: Leslie Fagan (soprano), Laura Pudwell (mezzo), Ernesto Ramirez (tenor), and Jonathan Liebich (bass), accompanied by Ian Sadler on organ and a full 12-piece brass orchestra.
With thanks to concert sponsor: TD Group
But wait, there’s more! This season also features the return of The Unconcert, an evening of much fun featuring choir members showcasing their individual talents. Past “unconcerts” have included everything from American Sign Language song interpretation to Broadway numbers to arias. The Unconcert takes place October 17 ( 7 p.m. at Murray Street United Church; tickets $10 at the door).
Thanks to our audience, patrons, advertisers and sponsors — we look forward to celebrating thirty years with you the best way we know: through music.