Grand River Chorus Announces 25th Anniversary Lineup

Artistic Director Ron Cheung conducts the choir

Grand River Chorus has just released its 2023-2024 concert lineup. The choir celebrates 25 years of singing this season and has added some special touches to its program in honour of the milestone. They will be performing four shows throughout the year, including a capstone concert of favourite songs from the choir’s history. Audiences will be delighted with tunes ranging from choral classics to joyful singalongs.

“Grand River Chorus has been an integral part of the performing arts scene in Brantford and surrounding areas since we were founded in 1999,” says GRC President, Susan Zakamarko. “This milestone is a chance for us to reflect back on the choir’s incredible history and think ahead to the important role we play in supporting the arts in our growing community.”

The choir’s lineup for this season includes:

  • Songs of Remembrance featuring Faure’ Requiem on November 5
  • A Ceremony of Carols featuring Britten’s A Ceremony of Carols and singalongs on December 10
  • Madrigals Mayhem featuring selections from the 1500s up to contemporary pop and folk on March 18
  • 25th Anniversary Gala concert featuring favourites from past performances on May 26 

The final show of the season will include a brand new commissioned piece by critically acclaimed composer, Frank Horvat, with lyrics by GRC chorister, Stuart Bergstra. “We are so excited to introduce this lineup, particularly the new release we have commissioned for our anniversary year,” says Zakamarko. “We’re delighted to be able to celebrate GRC’s legacy with this piece.”

Grand River Chorus – 25 Years of Music in our Hearts

Grand River Chorus performed its first choral concert in the spring of 1999 and became a registered charitable organization the following year. Since then, the Chorus has grown from 40 to 60 members and has expanded its repertoire to over 300 songs.

Tickets for the 2023-2024 season are now on sale. They can be purchased online at grandriverchorus.com or directly from choir members.