Sharing our Passion for choral music
Yellowknife Choral Society
making Music in Yellowknife Since 1979
The Yellowknife Choral Society grew into the polished choir we are now from a loose collection of singers who liked to sing Handel’s Messiah at Christmas and musicals in the spring. Along the way, we gave birth to Yellowknife’s musical theatre group, Ptarmigan Ptheatrics, and have since focused our energies on developing choral skills for adults in Aurora Chorealis and children (grades 2-8) in Fireweed Children’s Chorus.
We sing an eclectic range of music and welcome new members every September and January.
Choir in the time of Covid-19
We have officially been approved by the Chief Public Health Officer to safely return to in-person singing! The Board and Choir Directors have been preparing for our 2020-2021 Season and look forward to welcoming new and returning singers. Registration is open and first rehearsals are September 8 (Aurora Chorealis) and September 10 (Fireweed Children’s Chorus)! Registration will remain open until September 25, 2020.
During the pandemic, we will offer Zoom recordings of our in-person rehearsals for anyone who would rather participate at a distance. Live performances may not occur, but we will work towards a virtual performance later in the year. Stay tuned for details.
The Yellowknife Choral Society remains committed to sharing our passion for choral music. We will continue to sing subject to new public health guidelines and to:
- Develop our members’ skills and capabilities as singers and musicians
- Play a key role in the cultural activities of Yellowknife and the Northwest Territories; and
- Enter into partnerships with other entertainers and cultural groups to advance the recognition of choral music in the Yellowknife cultural community
Aurora Chorealis is a non-auditioned choir of 60 – 70 singers aged 15 and up. Membership is open to anyone who would like to sing and can ‘carry a tune’.
Starting September 8, 2020 we rehearse every Tuesday from 8:15-9:30 pm at École Allain St. Cyr’s gymnasium. Rehearsals are broadcast and recorded on Zoom, if you are more comfortable participating online. Please click below for more information about Aurora Chorealis and how to join.
Fireweed Children’s Chorus
Fireweed Children’s Chorus is open to any singer in Grades 2 – 8.
Members may be accepted throughout the year, depending on our performance schedule.
Rehearsals are held on Thursday evenings throughout the school year.
The choir often performs at concerts put on by the parent choir, Aurora Chorealis, and sometimes independently.