50 years have passed since the start of the chorus.  50 years!

I’ve been reflecting on my own time with the Maple Leaf Singers.  17 years ago I joined the chorus.  17 years – almost ½ of my life.  At this point, I don’t know what I would do without this amazing group.  We are a community.  Singing and performing together aside, we support each other, celebrate accomplishments together, and go through the trials and tribulations of life together.  We are a family.

In my daily life, I am a chef.  At times I was working 12 hour days, 6 and 7 days a week.  It’s been a struggle for me to find a life balance working in this industry. The Maple Leaf Singers helps me this. With every rehearsal and show, I find peace and stress relief.  I find harmony and balance in my life through the music. I find comfort and compassion through the members of the chorus.

I’ve been asked how I got started with the Maple Leaf Singers.  Back in 1999, my sister answered an ad in the North Shore News for a choir that was looking for new members.  She auditioned, and was accepted as a soprano.  She invited me to come and see her sing at Massey Theatre for her first spring show.  I’m so glad I went. The show was amazing.  It was entertaining and fun.  Not only that, but the chorus looked like they were having a great time too!  After watching my first Maple Leaf Singers performance, I had no choice but to join.  Almost 20 years later, I’m thankful every day that I found this incredible group.

We are always looking for new members to join our family.  Open auditions are August 25th between 10am and 4pm. For more information, email joinus@mapleleafsinger.com or call Glenora at 778-245-4445. You can also find more information at http://www.mapleleafsingers.com/join-us/

Sing, have fun, and share the joy of music with others. Raise your voice in song.

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