"Our mission is to perform at a high standard choral music drawn from a richly varied repertoire in order to move and inspire our audiences."
Who Are We?
Welcome to our website and to our ninth season of making music for Kingston audiences. As you will see as you explore the site, there is much in store that we can all be excited about.
While we certainly go a little farther afield this season, we have maintained a strong Kingston connection with a number of our guest artists for this season. At our November 11 concert our guests will be Larry House and Aurora Dokken. Larry is an established trumpet player here in Kingston, and Aurora is an organist/pianist of renown. Christopher Mayell, coming to perform in the glorious Magnificat by JS Bach with the choir December 9, is Kingston born and bred, and spent his early years performing in the Cantabile organization. Dave Barton is a superb guitarist who can be heard on the KCC Christmas CD produced in 2011.
Other highlights include Kathleen Radke, who wowed audiences with her brilliant coloratura at our Messiah in December 2011, returning to do a role in our Magnificat December 9. Romulo Delgado, tenor, will be with us in February in the opera portion of our Italian program. New to Kingston audiences, he is an emerging operatic talent. Willem Moolenbeek is a saxophonist who makes his home in Waterloo. He will amaze us all with his musical gifts at our April 21 concert.
Come and hear us. You'll be glad you did.
The Kingston Chamber Choir is grateful for
the support of the following:
Expressions Fashion Boutique
Marc Raymond Opticians Ltd
Chiropractic Wellness Centre
CIBC Wood Gundy
James Reid Furniture
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Generously Supported by:
Honorary Patron of the Kingston Chamber Choir
Dear Kingston Chamber Choir and Audience Members,
It is my pleasure to be the Honourary Patron of the Kingston Chamber Choir. As a child, I studied music for many years in Kingston and came to have a deep appreciation for choir music from my mother, who sang for years with the Kingston Choral Society. As an adult, I sang in both English and French community choirs in Grenoble, France; Deep River, Ontario; and Swarthmore, Pennsylvania.
I know how satisfying it is to work with fellow choristers, in a labour of love, to learn and share a beautiful piece of music. And I know, as an audience member, how wonderful it can be to take in the music of beautiful voices in harmony. I'm also glad to see that the Kingston Chamber Choir has worked to include so many guest artists with community connections.
Choristers, may you continue to enrich our community and always sing with joy! Audience members, may you delight in the talent before you!
Ted Hsu Member of Parliament
Kingston and the Islands