Love to sing, but are nervous to join a choir?

Maybe it’s time to attend a local Open House and join The Bach to Blues Company, a fun group of musicians

The group sing all kinds of choral music, from Bach to the blues, folk, Broadway, sacred, Canadiana and everything in between.

“I love singing the harmonies of mixed-voice choral music, said member Luanne Griffin. “We are not a church choir, but a choral group who love to perform in concerts to entertain and raise funds for worthwhile causes in the community.”

Some of the many organizations that have been helped through the groups’ fundraising activities include Whitchurch/Stouffville Food Bank, Markham Stouffville Hospital, Yellow Brick House, Mayor’s Emergency Fund, St. James Student Music Foundation, Willowgrove for Fraser Lake Camp, Pikangikum First Nations community, Habitat for Humanity, York-Durham Aphasia Centre, Stephen LewisFoundation, Stouffville Emergency Care Fund and Rose of Sharon.

“I enjoy the blending of the voices and singing songs from all around the world,” Griffin says. “We have been singing together for 25 years and three of us, Donna Brown, Liz Lightfoot and myself are originals. Singing is good for physical and mental health. Adults who sing in choirs tend to have high rates of social and emotional well-being and mood.”

The group is mainly looking for tenors and basses but would love to have new altos and sopranos too. The ability to read music would be a major asset but is not essential, and the choir is open to adults aged 18 and up.

Mark your calendar for September 13 and 20 at 7 p.m. and head over to the United Church in Stouffville to join the fun at the Open House.

Email [email protected] for more information.


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