Spring 2020 — a clear vision ahead!

The Men and the Women of the Tay Choirs are gearing up for their spring season. The concert, entitled “From the River”, will take place on Sunday, June 7 starting at 7:30 PM at St. James the Apostle Anglican Church in Perth.

First rehearsal for the Men will occur on Monday, February 3 from 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM at St. James the Apostle Anglican Church in Perth.

First rehearsal for the Women will occur on Wednesday, February 5 from 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM at St. James the Apostle Anglican Church in Perth.

The Men will continue to rehearse every Monday with the exception of Monday, February 17 (Family Day), Monday, April 13 (Easter Monday) and Monday, May 18 (Victoria Day).

The Women will continue to rehearse every Wednesday with the exception of Wednesday, February 26 (Ash Wednesday).

Both choirs will come together for rehearsals on Wednesday April 15 and Wednesday, May 20. There will be dress rehearsals on Monday, June 1 and Wednesday, June 3 in preparation for the concert.

What music will the choirs be performing? The concert is an all-Canadian lineup of exceptional songs from coast to coast. Taking its inspiration from Psalm 72:8, “He shall have dominion also from Sea to Sea, and from the River unto the ends of the Earth.”, a wide variety of arrangements will be interwoven with words made famous about Canada. This is guaranteed to be a wonderful experience for singer and audience alike.

There are still a few openings in the Men’s and Women’s choirs. For more information contact musicofthetay@gmail.com

… photo credit: Stephen Shew

Men & Women of the Tay Christmas 2019

Wednesday, December 4, 2019

7:30 PM

St. James the Apostle Anglican Church

Corner of Drummond and Harvey Streets in Heritage Perth Ontario

Artistic & Musical Director – Shelley McLaren

Chorus Conductor & Manager – Brent McLaren

Accompanists – Raphael Shew and Pam Newton

Special Guests – Olivia Hughes, Violin; Fern Kerteston, Step Dancer; Andy Williamson, Percussion


Shout the News!

Rejoice and Be Merry

Hey, Ho! Nobody Home (Soloists: Janice Jacklin, Philippa Syme, Dorothy Quattrocchi, Yvonne Kerridge)

Christmas Angel (Soloist: Beth McNamee)

Somewhere in My Memory (Soloist: Olivia Hughes)

Featured Violin Soloist …. Olivia Hughes

You’re A Mean One Mr. Grinch (Men’s Chorus)

Where Are You Christmas? (Women’s Chorus) (Soloist: Pretty Evers)

Not That Far From Bethlehem (Women’s Chorus) (Soloist: Roxanne Shew)

De Virgin Mary Had A Baby Boy (Men’s Chorus) (Soloist: Andy Williamson)

Somewhere In Your Silent Night (Soloists: Mary Lou Carroll and Mike Erion)

Lo, How A Rose / The Rose (Soloist: Lise Larocque)

Throw the Yule Log On, Uncle John

La Bolduc Trilogy (featuring step-dancer: Fern Kerteston)

1. Voilà l’Père Noël

2. Le bas de Noël

3. Bien vite c’est le jour de l’An

Christmas Carol Sing-Along

Auld Lang Syne (Soloist: Patti Greer)

This concert is offered without cost.

Donations to help with the Choir’s expenses may be made at the door.