Maple Leaf Singers http://www.mapleleafsingers.com Celebrating over 40 years of music and memories Fri, 17 Mar 2017 15:06:46 +0000 en-US hourly 1 Happy New Year 2017 http://www.mapleleafsingers.com/2017/01/17/happy-new-year-2017/ http://www.mapleleafsingers.com/2017/01/17/happy-new-year-2017/#respond Tue, 17 Jan 2017 03:13:30 +0000 http://www.mapleleafsingers.com/?p=1029 After seven successful shows this Christmas season, we had a nice (but cold and icy) three-week holiday and we’re now continuing to brave the snow and ice to come out to regular Monday night rehearsals at the Burnaby Lake Pavilion. Several of our previous members have returned to sing with us again this year, so [...]

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After seven successful shows this Christmas season, we had a nice (but cold and icy) three-week holiday and we’re now continuing to brave the snow and ice to come out to regular Monday night rehearsals at the Burnaby Lake Pavilion. Several of our previous members have returned to sing with us again this year, so we now number 54 singers in six different sections. The Artistic Committee has chosen over a dozen wonderful new songs we are currently learning for our annual Spring Show at the end of May at the Massey Theatre. See details on our Public Shows page.

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Save the date! http://www.mapleleafsingers.com/2017/01/13/save-the-date/ http://www.mapleleafsingers.com/2017/01/13/save-the-date/#respond Fri, 13 Jan 2017 06:00:45 +0000 http://www.mapleleafsingers.com/?p=1019 Save the Date! “From the Heart” Massey Theatre Sat. May 27, 2017 – 7:30 pm Sun. May 28, 2017 – 2:00 pm

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Save the Date!
“From the Heart”
Massey Theatre
Sat. May 27, 2017 – 7:30 pm
Sun. May 28, 2017 – 2:00 pm

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Music Director Wanted http://www.mapleleafsingers.com/2016/04/16/music-director-wanted/ http://www.mapleleafsingers.com/2016/04/16/music-director-wanted/#respond Sat, 16 Apr 2016 22:29:06 +0000 http://www.mapleleafsingers.com/?p=964 The Music Director of the Maple Leaf Singers will be retiring in 2018 after 17 years of service, and we are seeking a replacement. The ideal candidate would be mentored during the 2016-17 season, be appointed Assistant Director in 2017 and Music Director in 2018. Fee will be based on experience and responsibilities assumed. Founded [...]

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The Music Director of the Maple Leaf Singers will be retiring in 2018 after 17 years of service, and we are seeking a replacement. The ideal candidate would be mentored during the 2016-17 season, be appointed Assistant Director in 2017 and Music Director in 2018. Fee will be based on experience and responsibilities assumed.

Founded in 1968, we are a non-profit SATB show chorus of 50-60 volunteer adult singers, coming from all over the lower mainland.  We hold regular Monday evening rehearsals in Burnaby from September to June. The 15-20 shows we perform throughout each year are at retirement homes, community centres, churches, and fundraising events, and include a variety of music including jazz, folk, rock, gospel, and Broadway tunes. Our accompaniment is either piano or recorded tracks. The highlight of our year is two performances of our Annual Spring Show at the Massey Theatre in New Westminster, complemented by original choreography, costumes, props and special acts. This year’s show, Movie Magic, is on May 28/29.

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Job Description

The following are the duties of the present Director. We are open to discussing and reaching mutual agreement on possible modifications to these duties.

  • Conducts all rehearsals (full and sectional) and shows
  • Leads committee for auditioning possible new members
  • Leads committee for auditioning solo parts in selected choral music
  • Ensures master tracks are created and practice files downloaded to the Members’ Website
  • Leads Artistic committee for the selection of choral arrangements for Spring Show & Christmas programs
  • Attends Music Reading Clinics to choose new choral arrangements
  • Determines which songs will be choreographed, assigns those songs to the choreographers and determines who teaches choreography to the chorus
  • Arranges and distributes riser position chart
  • Arranges assistant/backup conductor when necessary
  • Guides librarian regarding music inventory
  • Provides report for Executive meetings and attends meetings when able
  • Communicates with the Chorus Managers regarding rehearsal schedules, show bookings, spring show details, etc.

Contact

If you are interested in this exciting position or would like further information, please contact the Maple Leaf Singers Recruitment Committee at info@mapleleafsingers.com.

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Happy New Year! http://www.mapleleafsingers.com/2015/01/24/happy-new-year/ http://www.mapleleafsingers.com/2015/01/24/happy-new-year/#respond Sat, 24 Jan 2015 19:28:19 +0000 http://www.mapleleafsingers.com/?p=888 Happy New Year! After a nice two-week break following a most successful Christmas show season, we’re back to regular weekly rehearsals and enjoying learning 15 new pieces of music , to share the joy and to “Touch the Sky” on May 30th & 31st. Hope to see you there!

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Happy New Year!
After a nice two-week break following a most successful Christmas show season, we’re back to regular weekly rehearsals and enjoying learning 15 new pieces of music , to share the joy and to “Touch the Sky” on May 30th & 31st. Hope to see you there!

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It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas http://www.mapleleafsingers.com/2014/11/30/beginning-look-lot-like-christmas/ http://www.mapleleafsingers.com/2014/11/30/beginning-look-lot-like-christmas/#respond Sun, 30 Nov 2014 00:13:47 +0000 http://www.mapleleafsingers.com/?p=869 I don’t know about where you live, but we had snow in our neighborhood last night.  December is just around the corner, and the first Christmas show for the Maple Leaf Singers is on December 2.   We have 7 shows this Christmas season.  You can come and join the fun at our 2 public [...]

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I don’t know about where you live, but we had snow in our neighborhood last night.  December is just around the corner, and the first Christmas show for the Maple Leaf Singers is on December 2.   We have 7 shows this Christmas season.  You can come and join the fun at our 2 public shows this year.  Dec 7 at Crossroads United at 2:30 pm (tickets available at the door) or Dec 13 at Lougheed Mall at 1 pm.  Hope to see you there!

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Public shows http://www.mapleleafsingers.com/2014/10/05/public-shows/ http://www.mapleleafsingers.com/2014/10/05/public-shows/#respond Sun, 05 Oct 2014 16:10:25 +0000 http://www.mapleleafsingers.com/?p=864 The Maple Leaf Singers’ calendar is beginning to fill up with private shows for the fall/winter season.  That’s exciting for 2 reasons.  One.. we love to sing.  Two… we love to sing for our audiences!  You can come and hear us and join in the fun at our 2 public winter shows.  Check out the [...]

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The Maple Leaf Singers’ calendar is beginning to fill up with private shows for the fall/winter season.  That’s exciting for 2 reasons.  One.. we love to sing.  Two… we love to sing for our audiences!  You can come and hear us and join in the fun at our 2 public winter shows.  Check out the public shows tab for more info.   While you do that, mark your calendar with the dates for our Spring 2015 show.  We’d love to see you there!

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Fall/winter season 2014 http://www.mapleleafsingers.com/2014/09/13/fallwinter-season-2014/ http://www.mapleleafsingers.com/2014/09/13/fallwinter-season-2014/#respond Sat, 13 Sep 2014 19:51:37 +0000 http://www.mapleleafsingers.com/?p=844 I say it every year.  I can’t believe how quickly the summer flies by.  We had our first rehearsal for the fall last week. It was good to reconnect with my fellow singers and to start working on some new material. We look forward to sharing our music with you again this season

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I say it every year.  I can’t believe how quickly the summer flies by.  We had our first rehearsal for the fall last week. It was good to reconnect with my fellow singers and to start working on some new material. We look forward to sharing our music with you again this season

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March is fast upon us…. http://www.mapleleafsingers.com/2014/02/25/march-fast-upon-us/ http://www.mapleleafsingers.com/2014/02/25/march-fast-upon-us/#respond Tue, 25 Feb 2014 04:12:44 +0000 http://www.mapleleafsingers.com/?p=801 March is fast upon us.  The Maple Leaf singers are working hard on new music and choreography and brushing up on a few favorites from last spring as well.  We are really excited about the spring season and have several private shows booked around the lower mainland in the coming weeks.  We are all really [...]

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March is fast upon us.  The Maple Leaf singers are working hard on new music and choreography and brushing up on a few favorites from last spring as well.  We are really excited about the spring season and have several private shows booked around the lower mainland in the coming weeks.  We are all really looking forward to our big spring show at the Massey Theatre.  This is our only public fundraiser each year.  The proceeds from this show fund items like new music, sound equipment, gas and repairs for our truck, rehearsal space and so much more.  Your support of our spring show is what allows us to do what we really love – taking our music to those who might not otherwise have a chance to see a show like ours.  We love watching people respond to our music.  We hope you can come out to hear us sing at our spring show at the Massey Theatre the evening of May 31 or the afternoon of June 1.

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Welcoming a New Year http://www.mapleleafsingers.com/2014/01/14/welcoming-new-year/ http://www.mapleleafsingers.com/2014/01/14/welcoming-new-year/#respond Tue, 14 Jan 2014 06:44:23 +0000 http://www.mapleleafsingers.com/?p=792 January is here and along with the new year comes new music.  The Christmas tunes have been put aside for another year and the Maple Leaf singers have started working on new music for our spring season.  We are looking forward to sharing some tunes in the community and of course, at our spring show [...]

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January is here and along with the new year comes new music.  The Christmas tunes have been put aside for another year and the Maple Leaf singers have started working on new music for our spring season.  We are looking forward to sharing some tunes in the community and of course, at our spring show in May.  Like us on Facebook to keep in touch or check us out on our Youtube channel.

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See you in the New Year http://www.mapleleafsingers.com/2013/12/15/see-new-year/ http://www.mapleleafsingers.com/2013/12/15/see-new-year/#respond Sun, 15 Dec 2013 20:12:04 +0000 http://www.mapleleafsingers.com/?p=785 Our Christmas season is almost done. Our last show of the season is our family show and Christmas party.  We’ve enjoyed sharing holiday music with folks around the lower mainland.  We are looking forward to some down time with friends and family as we celebrate Christmas.  We are also looking forward to the new music January [...]

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Our Christmas season is almost done. Our last show of the season is our family show and Christmas party.  We’ve enjoyed sharing holiday music with folks around the lower mainland.  We are looking forward to some down time with friends and family as we celebrate Christmas.  We are also looking forward to the new music January will bring.  Merry Christmas and best wishes for 2014.  Hope you will come out and see a show in 2014!

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