Past Performances


Love in a Canoe graphic showing illustration of John A. MacDonald in a canoe with a Canadian flag behind him

"Tangerine Trees and Marmalade Skies: Celebrating the 50th Anniversary of the Sgt. Pepper Album"(June 3 & 4, 2017) was a concert that had to be. The two previous Beatles concerts we did were, unbeknownst to me when planning them, on the 40th and 45th anniversaries of the release of the Sgt. Pepper album. So when the 50th rolled around, we knew what concert we had to do! The arrangements of the album by Jeff Christmas were masterful and did justice to the iconic album. (Thanks to our sponsor, Acura West, for helping make that happen.) Soloist Jean Meilleur was outstanding. Classic Beatles tunes rounded out the program. The choir rocked. The audience grooved. We all relived the era. Such a blast. The concert could not have been better.


Love in a Canoe graphic showing illustration of John A. MacDonald in a canoe with a Canadian flag behind him

“Love In a Canoe: Canada at 150” (April 1, 2017) was a moving and deeply rewarding concert. It was a privilege to honour our great country in this way. The choir sang beautifully and with great heart. Our partners, Nova Craft Canoe and the Upper Thames River Conservation Authority, helped round out the message and spread it even farther throughout the community. The audience was right with us the whole way. We filled the place and had to turn people away at the door. The energy around the concert and the love of Canada was palpable throughout the evening. There was such a build-up that the audience spontaneously stood up in the middle of the last song. Many had tears in their eyes, and when we all sang “O Canada” full out with the organ and timpani as the encore, it was an experience I’ll never forget. This was our time to celebrate and we did it. We did it for Canada. It is a richly satisfying feeling—and unforgettable.