Won’t You Join Us?

Who We Are: 

  • We are open to anyone who loves to sing.  We are a non-auditioned community choir made up of people who share the joy of making choral music together.
  • While there are no formal auditions, members may be asked to sing a brief “range check” to make sure they are singing an appropriate part.
  • All members need to be able to read music. 

How to Join Us:

Send an email to the conductor.

Where We Came From: 

  • We were founded in 1996 by Michele Hupaelo. Our second conductor  Graham Codling led us for 7 years.
  • In 2018 Colin Elliott took over the podium, and continues the musical tradition established by earlier conductors.

What We Do:

  • We rehearse and perform two choral concerts each year, one at Christmas and one in the Spring. 

How We Do It: 

  • We rehearse on Wednesday evenings 7:30 PM – 9:30 PM, September through April.
  • We have sectional rehearsals approximately once per month at times convenient to the members of each section.
  • We have one intensive rehearsal each season, usually about 6 weeks prior to the upcoming concert. On a Saturday morning, we rehearse for two hours, share a pot luck lunch, and then conclude with another one hour rehearsal in the early afternoon. 

We Support Ourselves: 

  • We sell tickets to our concerts. Each member is allotted 8 tickets per concert and  is required to sell a minimum of 5.  If you have difficulty, you may “sell” your excess tickets to other choir members who may need more than their allotted 8 tickets. 
  • We sell advertising for the concert programs.  If you own a business or do business with someone who might like to advertise, Cecilian Singers provides you with an introductory letter and contribution form that you may use to solicit advertising. 
  • We contribute items to a silent auction or to a craft sale, once per concert season. 

Our Structure: 

  • Cecilian Singers Inc. has an executive made up of current members. 
  • Each year in September we hold an Annual General Meeting. 
  • Along with our Director and Accompanist, we have a President, Vice-President, Secretary, Treasurer, two Music Librarians, and at least two Members at Large. 
  • We are always looking for new ideas and “members at large”. As you become comfortable and familiar with us, we welcome your input. 
  • Notifications regarding rehearsals, activities, etc. are sent to you by email from the Secretary.