Hello! Welcome to the website of The Victoria Good News Choir Society.

The Victoria Good News Choir Society, incorporated under the societies act and a member of the British Columbia Choral Federation, was founded in 1997 by Louise Rose as a three month project to raise funds for Claremont High School’s theatre construction project. This Soprano, Alto, Tenor, Bass non-audition community choir celebrated its tenth anniversary in March, 2007. (Louise never could tell time.)

Louise has served as the choir’s accompanist, music director and resident arranger for all of the years of the choir’s existence.

Our membership is intergenerational, culturally, religiously and spiritually diverse. Our repertoire is composed of arrangements of music from the sixteenth century to funk to rock ‘n roll to gospel to spirituals. Louise has arranged most of the choir’s repertoire.

We are a NON-AUDITION community choir with members of all ages. Our membership consists of Adults, Children, Grandparents and their Grandchildren, Mums and Dads and their Children. EVERYONE IS WELCOME.

Schedule for July Community Outreach
Come and sing with us.

Monday, July 6th – Saanich Peninsula Hospital 2:00pm – 3:00pm 2166 Mt Newton X Road.
Saturday, July 11th – Singalong at 10:00am – noon - Cadboro Bay United Church, 2625 Arbutus Road.
Saturday, July 18th - Singalong at 10:00am – noon - Cadboro Bay United Church, 2625 Arbutus Road.
Tuesday, July 21st – Shoal Centre 1:30 -2:30pm, 10030 Resthaven Dr, Sidney.
Monday, July 27th – Glenshiel 1:30- 2:30pm, 606 Douglas St.

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Current News
All Ages Together in Song We welcome you and your family to sing with us for the joy of singing. Rehearsal/Drop-in Tuesday evenings and Saturday mornings. Experience the gift of singing with your child or children in a warm and caring community. No auditions and all ages welcome. Lots of fun too! Choose one or both days.
For more details: phone: 250-658-1946, email: info@victoriagoodnewschoir.com.

Welcome to the Victoria Good News Choir 2014-15 Season. Come and sing with us. We sing from 7:30 until 9 PM at Cordova Bay United Church, 813 Claremont Avenue. SOMETHING NEW! We are thrilled to be able to offer rehearsals on Saturday mornings at 10:00am. Schedule and venues are listed on the Home Page. Stop by on any Tuesday or Saturday and check us out!

Welcome to the Victoria Good News Choir space.
I've often been asked if The Victoria Good News Choir is a 'gospel' choir. I respond No!
We are a NON-AUDITION community choir that rehearses from 7:30 until 9 PM on Tuesday evening at Cordova Bay United Church, 813 Claremont Avenue. We sing music from the 16th century to funk.
I started this choir because I wanted to provide a place where everyone would be welcome to sing... for three months. We've now been singing for thirteen years.
This choir is now my life's work. There is no retirement in sight.
I thought I wanted to have a choir in order to make music with and for people who expressed an interest in singing and especially those who'd been discouraged. What I know today is that those who want to sing want to sing for reasons that may have little to do with singing.
My job is to be prepared to serve you with all my heart.
This choir, like every relationship, is changing. Change is going to happen to each of us no matter what we do and sometimes because of what we do.
Somehow the challenges of life seem manageable when there is a focus. No matter how unusual that may seem, it is true. I choose to make every day one in which I move forward.
Ultimately The Victoria Good News Choir is a choir growing into its mission of 'community'.
We are female and male singers who come from many walks of life. We are a community in that we agree on some things.
We sing, work and play together. We invest in our communities through monthly outreach at area hospitals, retirement and care facilities. We tithe. We continue to make ourselves available to schools of all kinds for fundraising events.
We are an ever changing entity that attempts to respond to each other, the adventure of remaining relevant, alive, engaged the world in which each of us lives.
We are The Victoria Good News Choir .
My belief is that your voice has a right to be heard.
Come. Join us.

See you soon,

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