The Peterborough Singers performed to packed houses in 2016, and current ticket sales indicate that 2017 concerts will be no exception. Both Yuletide Cheer and the Singers’ annual Messiah drew impressive crowds. Some audience members even stood through Handel’s oratorio.
“It was an epic performance,” remarked famous countertenor Daniel Taylor, who sang the contralto role in the December 19th Messiah. Audience members agreed, in no small part because of the excellent guest musicians and soloists Syd Birrell managed to attract this season.
“What a wonderful concert on Monday night, “ wrote Sylvia McNabb. “The soloists for this performance were just superb. From the the first number to the very last, it was truly entertaining.”
Word definitely is getting around about the choir, which added 25+ newly auditioned members this fall. “We are ‘newcomers’ to Peterborough, and the Peterborough Singers have become a highlight of our concert season,” wrote another audience member. Here is a more succinct but no less appreciative response:
Wonderful soloists, inspired choir. What a privilege for the audience. Thank you so much.
This burgeoning popularity is making a Singers’ ticket a hot commodity as concerts near. With Canadian Women of Song only a little over five weeks away (Saturday, February 25, 2017), now is the time to buy.