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 18th anniversary in 2015. (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.
ALL AGES TOGETHER IN SONG
We are a NON-AUDITION
community choir and we are inviting people of all ages
to come and sing with us.
We sing each Tuesday at 6:30pm for a youth focused rehearsal and at 7:45pm for an adult focused rehearsal at Cordova Bay United Church, 813 Claremont Avenue. Phone 250 658 1946.
Adults and youth are welcome to join us for both rehearsals.
Registration Fees for the 2015-16 season are posted at the bottom of the How To Become A Member Page.
Join us for our SWING DANCE PARTY
with Louise Rose & The Capital City Syncopators
on Saturday, October 31st.
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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 some 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. Cordova Bay Bay United Church, 813 Claremont Avenue each Tuesday evening and Cadboro Bay United Church, 2625 Arbutus Road on some Saturday mornings.
For more details: phone: 250-658-1946, email: email@example.com.
Each Tuesday at Cordova Bay United Church we sing from 6:30-7:30 with a youth focused rehearsal and from 7:45-9:00pm with an adult focus rehearsal. SOMETHING NEW! We are thrilled to be able to offer some rehearsals on Saturday mornings at 10:00am-noon at Cadboro Bay United Church 2625 Arbutus Road. Stop by on any Tuesday and/or Saturday. Phone or email for the Saturday dates.
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 for All Ages that rehearses from 6:30 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,