The Whithorse Community Choir is a 4 part non-auditioned choir of 60 to 100 members who come together for the enjoyment of singing. Directed by Barbara Chamberlin and accompanied by Barry Kitchen.
We sing a variety of music from contemporary to classical and perform twice a year in December and May. We work on basic sight reading skills and vocal blend. We encourage everyone from age 16 and up to come out and sing regardless of your ability to read music. Rehearsals are Monday evenings for two hours.
The Persephone Singers is a select women's choir founded by Rachel Grantham in 1999. The conductor is Barbara Chamberlin and the accompanist is Cheryl Wishart.
The choir varies in number from 20 to 30 singers depending on enrolment after a successful audition. Repertoire ranges from traditional and contemporary folk songs to art music of every period in Western music beginning with the middle ages.
Rehearsals take place Wednesday evenings for one and a half hours, from 6:00 P.M. to 7:30 P.M. at Whitehorse Elementary School. The group performs at various ceremonial and commemorative functions in addition to regular appearances with the Whitehorse Community Choir.
The Neptunes is a chamber choir for tenors and basses formed by Barbara Chamberlin in the fall of 2005. Most members of the Neptunes are also members of Whitehorse Community Choir.
The Neptunes rehearse every Monday at 6:00 P.M. to 7:00 P.M. at Whitehorse United Church. Under the direction of Barbara Chamberlin, this choir sings a set in each WCC Concert. They enjoy the camaraderie of singing together, and their beer and nacho parties are the envy of the other choirs.
The newest member of our Whitehorse Community Choir family is a 8 part mixed chorus. It is an auditioned choir for singers who have advanced choral skills and are competent sight-readers.
This small group (up to 16 people) was formed in the fall of 2008. They are made up of members of the Whitehorse Community Choir, Neptunes and Persephone Singers.
Rehearsals take place Wednesday evenings for one hour, from 7:45 P.M. to 8:45 P.M. at Whitehorse Elementary School. The Chamber choir performs challenging choral repertoire in without accompaniment (acapella).