The Milton Choristers have entertained audiences in Halton Region and beyond for more than 50 years. In the Spring of 2020 they will offer two concerts to their appreciative public, following their outstanding performance of Handel’s ‘Messiah’ at the First Ontario Arts Centre Milton during the Holiday season of 2019.
The Choristers are now getting ready to perform a light hearted concert on March 28th at Knox Presbyterian Church on Main Street: ‘Keep Calm and Sing Along’, a British Themed Performance which will feature a mix of popular and traditional musical pieces. David Bowie’s ‘Space Oddity’; Robert Burns’ ‘My Love is like a Red Red Rose’; Freddie Mercury’s ‘Under Pressure’ and Charles Parry’s ‘Jerusalem’: are some of the musical pieces with challenging styles and tempos that the Choristers are excited to perform.
Also on the programme are crowdpleasing pieces like Elton John’s ‘Your Song’; the Beatles’ ‘Yesterday’ and Andrew Lloyd Webber’s ‘Memories’ from the CATS musical.
The Choristers’ third and final concert of the season: ‘There’s No Business Like Show Business’ will be a spectacle of show tunes. Save the date! The performance will be June 20th in a new venue: Milton Bible Church on Chisholm Drive.
Artistic Director Rachel Cleland and Susan Edmonds, Collaborative Pianist, constantly lead the Choristers to provide an inspiring, pleasurable, enlightening and memorable choral entertainment experience.
Chorister Gail Innes, referring to the March concert, said: “It’s going to be lots of fun! We’re doing quite a variety of music with a British theme.” Another Chorister declared “It’s peppy and it’s interesting! If you’re a Brit you are going to like them all (and even if you’re not a Brit it’s going to be lots of songs that people love)!”
“We try to maintain a quality standard of singing as well as a strong sense of camaraderie” said spokesperson Karine van Tonder. “We are always looking for new members to join the group. We also offer a High School Program to students with demonstrated musical ability, who want to broaden their vocal skills. Selected students will benefit from this experience by gaining community hours and by adding valuable performing experience to their post-secondary applications, often aided by reference letters from our artistic director for scholarship applications.” For information about this worthwhile opportunity and to obtain concert tickets please go to their website at miltonchoristers.com.