In 2017, we celebrated Canada's 150. In 2018, we celebrate our own anniversary: 40 years of the Summerside Community Choir.
We started rehearsals on January 9, 2018 and we're hard at working preparing for this special term!
- Our season started January 9, and we're happy to welcome all the new members who decided to join us! Did you read about us in the Summerside Citizen, or hear about us on the radio? We tried to make it easy to find out about us, but if you missed out on joining this term, we'll make more noise at the end of summer so you can join in September.
- High School students in Grades 11 and 12 who wish to join the choir can count up to 100 hours singing with the choir (at a rate of $5/hour) towards a post-secondary bursary through PEI's Community Service Bursary Program. Keep this in mind when planning for next school year!
- Despite a few winter rehearsal cancellations, we finally got our Macquarries Meat orders submitted and distributed! Several people have told us that they've already enjoyed a steak or two,and are asking when we can do this again. Through this fundraising opportunity, the choir was able to offer to cover our members' transportation costs to the upcoming High C's Choral Festival in Digby, NS, which will allow even more of our members to participate. We'll let you know when you can get in on the meat-ordering action again!
- Get ready for an exciting wine-based opportunity coming later this month to help us go the fundraising distance and bring Island choral music to Digby! Details will be posted very soon.
Interested in joining us as a choir member? We are an open membership (no audition required!), mixed-voice community choir who welcomes new (and returning!) members at the beginning of each term to work towards an end-of-term concert. We perform two Christmas concerts in December and two spring concerts in May or June and may have extra events throughout the term. More information about joining the choir.
In 1978, Bill Leuty had a dream to start a community choir in Summerside, PEI, Canada. He was able to make this dream a reality, and in 2013 the 70-plus member Summerside Community Choir celebrated thirty-five years of choral music.
In 2014, our 40-member choir celebrated the 150th anniversary of the 1864 Charlottetown Conference with an all-Canadian "Together In Song" Concert Tour across PEI.
The Summerside Community Choir sings under the direction of Dr. Margot Rejskind.
Please contact us for further information or for concert bookings.