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.
COME SING WITH US.
Tuesdays starting January 13th at 7:30pm, Cordova Bay United Church, 813 Claremont Avenue.
Saturdays at 10:00am. See schedule below.
January 17th – Truth Centre, 1201 Fort Street.
January 24th – Cadboro Bay United Church, 2625 Arbutus Road
February 14th – Truth Centre
February 21st – Cadboro Bay United Church
February 28th – no rehearsal
March 14th – Truth Centre
March 21st – Truth Centre
March 28th - Cadboro Bay United Church
April 11th –No rehearsal
April 18th – Venue and date to be confirmed
April 25th – Cadboro Bay United Church
May 2nd – The Truth Centre
May 16th – Truth Centre
May 23rd – Cadboro Bay United Church.
For the 2014-15 Season fees click on 'How to become a Member' and scroll to bottom of page.
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HAPPY NEW YEAR! The 2015 rehearsals begin on Tuesday, January 13th and Saturday, January 17th.
All Ages Together in Song, offered by the Victoria Good News Choir, Louise Rose, director. We welcome you and your family to sing with us for the joy of singing. 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! Rehearsals on Tuesdays evenings and Saturdays mornings. Choose one or both.
For more details: phone: 250-658-1946, email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
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,