There is a vacancy for a Soprano or Alto Choral Scholar and additional SATB volunteer choir members are welcome in both choirs.
Choral Scholarships are available to promising young singers (age 16+) joining the 11 0’clock choir. Priority is given to applicants studying in full time education. Choral scholars are offered the opportunity to sing with one of the most ambitious church choirs west of the GTA, and provided with a superb opportunity for development of skills, particularly in sight reading, choral technique and knowledge of the traditional Anglican choral repertoire. There are also opportunities for solo work.
Please contact the Director of Music, Mr. Simon Walker, B Mus(Hons) ARCO, ChRCCO at firstname.lastname@example.org, St. Jude’s Anglican Church, 160 William Street, Oakville, Ontario L6J 1C5 Telephone: (905) 844 – 3972
St. Jude’s Junior Choir for those age 7-13 has begun. Our aim is to promote the wonderful and fulfilling educational opportunities singing has to offer. There are no fees for joining, and no audition or prior experience is required. New members are welcome at any time.
Children will be taught by our Music Director, Simon Walker, to discover their singing voices and vocal range, how to read the notes and rhythm, and what being a member of a choir is all about. We will be loosely following the educational resource ‘Voice for Life’ published by the Royal School of Church Music (RSCM). The music we sing will range from traditional hymns and service music to contemporary anthems and songs. We also have an annual Christmas Pageant in December, which the Junior Choir will take part in.
If you or your child or someone you know would be interested in joining the choir please all the church office at 905-844-3972 or talk to Simon Walker.
The Choirs of St. Jude’s
- Rehearsals every Thursday from 7:30 – 9:30pm September – June.
- Sunday Eucharist at 11am (rehearsal at 10:15am)
- Choral Evensong, 4pm once a month on the third Sunday, September – June.
The 11 O’clock choir is an accomplished and enthusiastic group of volunteer singers with a current membership of 31 . The choir maintains a high standard, and has long enjoyed a reputation for musical excellence. Entry is by informal audition. The repertoire focuses on the very finest music in the Anglican choral tradition, with settings of the mass, canticles and motets from the 16th century to the present. This choir also takes part in our monthly Choral Evensong, an annual Remembrance Day Requiem, Carol service, Palm Sunday Cantata and May choral concert. In 2015 the Choir toured to Ripon Cathedral, England UK, for a week as choir in residence. There are a limited number of places available in this choir from September, our maximum membership is 35.
Click on the link to hear some footage from the 11:00 Choir recording session in January. HymnToTheVirgin.wmv
- Rehearsals every Wednesday from 6:45 – 8pm September – June.
- Sunday Eucharist at 9:30am (rehearsal at 9am)
The 9:30 Choir is open to anyone who enjoys singing, without audition. We currently have 14 members and we would be happy to welcome more! This choir supports the congregational singing at this service which supports the family programmes ministry of the parish. In addition the choir offers a short anthem. The music is always attractive and varied, and not difficult to learn.
Celebration of the Arts – 2017-18 season:
Saturday, October 28, 2017 – Choral Splendor – The Elora Singers (Noel Edison, Conductor)
Saturday, February 17, 2018 – Heart to Heart – Carol Welsman (jazz vocalist/pianist)
Saturday, March 17, 2018 – Shadows – Richard Cunningham, Countertenor & James Renwick, Guitar
Saturday, May 26,2 018 – Tuba Mirabilis – Intrada Brass & St. Jude’s Choir (Simon Walker, Director)
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