Sunday, August 18, 2019

Fall Term

We are getting ready for a particularly exciting Fall term for the Fredericton Choral Society, together with our conductor, Heather Fyffe, and our accompanist, Catherine MacDonald. Our first rehearsal of the term will be on Tuesday, September 10.

This term, we will, in fact, have two performances. Our first, a joint fall concert with the Fredericton Concert and Marching Band, will take place on Sunday, November 24; this concert, amongst other things, will feature an exciting set of red-blooded Verdi choruses (including the Dies irae from his Requiem), Gounod's charming Messe brève "aux chapelles," and a set of light-hearted holiday music. Our second, a guest performance at the Fredericton Symphony Orchestra's holiday concert., will take place on Friday, December 6, at the Fredericton Playhouse—we will be performing choruses from Handel's Messiah and leading a holiday sing-along.

Since choruses from Messiah are part of this term's repertoire, if you do own a choral score for Messiah, please bring it with you to the first rehearsal; if you don't own a copy, don't worry—we will have copies available to borrow for the term.

Rehearsal & Performance Information

Start of Term: Tuesday, September 10, 2019.
Rehearsals: Tuesdays at 7:15–9:15 pm.
Location: St. Paul's United Church, 224 York St (at York and George).
Joint Concert with the FCMB: Sunday, November 24, 2019.
Guest Performance with the FSO: Friday, December 6, 2019.

Registration Information

Online registration is now open at https://tinyurl.com/fcsfall2019; we strongly encourage you to complete this part of the registration process in advance. We will also be handling in-person registration (as well as collecting term fees and distributing scores) at the first three rehearsals of the term, starting at 6:45 pm:

Tuesday, September 10;
Tuesday, September 17;
Tuesday, September 24.

Fee Information

Individual: $50.
Family: $65.
Student: $20.

We are happy to accept payment either by cash or by cheque payable to The Fredericton Choral Society.

Saturday, March 30, 2019

Spring Concert

The Fredericton Choral Society, under the direction of Heather Fyffe, will present its spring concert, From Baroque to Broadway, on Saturday, April 13, 2019 at 7:30 PM, at Wilmot United Church.

This concert will give a broad historical survey of choral music for the theatre stage. As such, it will feature a broad selection of opera choruses, ranging from Handel to Wagner, together with a selection of musical theatre medleys, ranging from Gilbert and Sullivan to Elton John and Tim Rice.

Tickets are available from Westminster Books, from members of the choir, or at the door.

Ticket Prices
General: $20
Students: $10
Children (12 and under): Free


Tuesday, January 1, 2019

Spring Term

We are all gearing up for an exciting Spring term for the Fredericton Choral Society, together with our conductor, Heather Fyffe, and our accompanist, Catherine MacDonald. Our first rehearsal of the term will be on Tuesday, January 8.

Our spring concert, From Baroque to Broadway, will be choral history of music on the theatrical stage, featuring range of choruses from both opera and musical theatre; our concert date is Saturday, April 13, 2019. Rehearsals run every Tuesday at St. Paul’s United Church from 7:15 pm to 9:15 pm. Bring a friend—bring many!

Rehearsal & Performance Information

Start of Term: Tuesday, January 8, 2018.
Rehearsals: Tuesdays at 7:15–9:15 pm.
Location: St. Paul's United Church, 224 York St (at York and George).
Concert Date: Saturday, April 13, 2019.

Registration Information

Online registration is now open at https://tinyurl.com/fcswinter2019; we strongly encourage you to complete this part of the registration process in advance. We will also be handling in-person registration (as well as collecting term fees and distributing scores) at the first three rehearsals of the term, starting at 6:45 pm:

Tuesday, January 8;
Tuesday, January 15;
Tuesday, January 22.

Fee Information

Individual: $40.
Family: $65.
Student: $10.

We are happy to accept payment either by cash or by cheque payable to The Fredericton Choral Society.

Wednesday, October 31, 2018

Fall Concert

The Fredericton Choral Society and the Fredericton Symphony Orchestra will present a Saint Cecilia’s Day Concert (in celebration of the bicentennial of Charles Gounod) on Thursday, November 22, 2018 at 7:30 PM. The concert will take place at the Wilmot United Church and features soloists Sally Dibblee, Justin Guignard, Paul Bustin, Helena Janis, and David Drinkell (organ). Tickets are available at Westminster Books, members of the orchestra and choir or at the door.

Ticket Prices
General: $25
Students: $10
Children (12 and under): Free

Monday, July 16, 2018

Fall Term

We are all gearing up for an exciting Fall term for the Fredericton Choral Society, together with our conductor, Heather Fyffe, and our accompanist, Catherine MacDonald. Our first rehearsal of the term will be on Tuesday, September 11.

This term, we are delighted to be partnering with the Fredericton Symphony Orchestra to present a St. Cecilia's Day concert on the day itself, Thursday, November 22. This year is the bicentenary of Charles Gounod's birth, so our selection for this term is none other than Gounod's St. Cecilia Mass.

Rehearsal & Performance Information

Start of Term: Tuesday, September 11, 2018.
Rehearsals: Tuesdays at 7:15–9:15 pm.
Location: St. Paul's United Church, 224 York St (at York and George).
Concert Date: Thursday, November 22, 2018.

Registration Information

Online registration is now open at https://tinyurl.com/fcsfall2018; we strongly encourage you to complete this part of the registration process in advance. We will also be handling in-person registration (as well as collecting term fees and distributing scores) at the first three rehearsals of the term, starting at 6:45 pm:

Tuesday, September 11;
Tuesday, September 18;
Tuesday, September 25.

Fee Information

Individual: $40.
Family: $65.
Student: $10.

We are happy to accept payment either by cash or by cheque payable to The Fredericton Choral Society.

Sunday, April 1, 2018

Dvořák’s Stabat Mater – March 30, 2018

The Fredericton Choral Society, the Fredericton Symphony Orchestra, and guest soloists performing Dvořák’s Stabat Mater on March 30, 2018.

Tuesday, March 13, 2018

Rehearsal Going Ahead March 13

Our plans are to hold rehearsal tonight, March 13, regardless of the weather, as our concert is coming up soon and we don't want to miss a rehearsal opportunity. Even if only a few can make it, every rehearsal is valuable at this point.

Please come if you can without taking undue risks.

Thanks!

The Fredericton Choral Society Board of Directors