Other Current Choral Adventures
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Other Past Choral Adventures
RIVER RESONANCE CHAMBER CHOIR
Nicola's newest choral endeavour is as the conductor of River Resonance Chamber Choir- a 20 voice choir that focuses on contemporary music from Canada and elsewhere.
River Resonance began in Fall 2019, with their debut having taken place at the Nine Lessons and Carols at St. James Anglican Church on Sunday December 22 2019. where they sang The Lamb by John Tavener.
Their first full concert took place on Saturday February 29th, 2020. in the atrium of the Brown Shoe Factory on Beckwith St. in Perth Ontario.
Nicola began leading choirs in 1993, when she was asked to direct the folk choir at St.Paul's United Church in Perth Ontario. She directed several versions of this group until 2012, raising thousands of dollars for local charities as it evolved to what became known as ‘Oddities’, so named by the choir for it’s unconventional choral style, diverse repertoire, and humorous twist on her name! She led the Choir at the Blue Skies Music Festival in Clarendon Ontario for 4 summers, has assisted in direction of choral groups at Community in Song weekends co-ordinated by Andy Rush of Kingston Ontario, in schools, at conferences, at the Blues Skies Arts Camp and for the Perth Community Choir. In addition she has been the interim director for “Open Voices” which is a 120 voice choir in Kingston Ontario.
She led the Tay Valley Community Choir for five years when it was first being launched.
In summer 2020 Nicola was to return to lead 'Let's Sing!' - the vocal stream of the Adult Music Camp for adults at the site of
Blue Skies Music Festival.
Unfortunately, due to COVID-19 it is cancelled.
Please check for information about participating in summer 2021 by clicking