Join Us – Singing with us is a life changing experience!
Everyone sings somewhere. Where do you sing? Most likely, you sing in your car, your shower, and other places that let you feel free. Most of our Sing Niagara members were shy at first, and concerned because they had little or no formal music training. In fact over 60% of our singers were untrained in music and vocal skills when they started. The majority of our chorus tell us how “they were fearful and overwhelmed at first”. They thought they would never be able to learn how to sing a cappella style. Now they are singing “if they could see me now that old gang of mine” from the musical Sweet Charity.
Having been a chorus in Niagara for over 50 years, we know how you feel and we know how to help you become a successful singer and performer in our chorus. Check out “The Joining Process” to see how easy it is to become a chorus member.
Come out to a rehearsal and see for yourself how we teach you the art of four-part harmony. Our weekly rehearsals are open to all women over the age of 18. The fact that formal music training is not a precondition makes us different from many other choral groups in Niagara. We supply the training; you supply your vitality, commitment and your smile. We have the Barbershop superglue to put it all together! Try it!
If you want to experience ‘a cappella surround sound”, you have the opportunity to join in the fun right from the start. We invite our guests to sing with us during the rehearsal. A songbook and a chorus buddy are yours for the evening. Your chorus buddy helps you navigate the songbook, showing you where to look on the music and answering your questions. We know it can be overwhelming. Everyone in the chorus has had the same experience as a new member.
Rehearsals typically include vocal warm ups, learning new songs, reviewing current repertoire, teaching vocal skills to improve the sound or preparing for an upcoming performance. We sing most of the evening and it is a lot of fun. There is magic in making music together.
We have a disclaimer, “once bitten by the A Capella bug, the only medicine we provide is more singing’. There is no cure!
Wondering what voice part you might sing? Take the Quiz.
Rehearsals: Mondays 6:45 – 9:30 PM
Paroisse Immaculee Conception Church Hall
99 Garnet Street, St. Catharines. Map it
You are invited to come to a rehearsal.