Celebration men sing a Canadian favourite
"We Sing to Touch the Spirit,
Foster a Sense of Joy,
Sharing and Community"
Celebration Singers is a non-auditioned four part (SATB) concert choir. We rehearse in two distinct terms (Fall and Spring), and perform in December, May, in local music festivals and for occasional special events. The choir is directed by Jennifer Forsland and accompanied by well known pianist Sean Mooney. Guest instrumentalists are often invited to add their expertise to concerts, with choir members also pitching in on various rhythmic instruments. Our wide-ranging repertoire includes classical pieces, ballads, pop, folk, gospel, First Nations songs and contemporary selections, making every performance a joyful experience. There is something for everyone to enjoy!
New members welcome. Space in the SATB choir women's sections are limited, so
we are pleased to announce starting in fall of 2017 that we are adding
another choir opportunity to the Celebration family
This will be an non-auditioned SSAA women's only group.
To sing and perform songs from a variety of musical genres
that honour our diversity and touch the spirit
To develop musical excellence and foster a sense of joy, sharing, and community
Comox Valley's Celebration Singers, now in its 24th year as a community choir, began humbly in 1994 when Joannie Chestnut invited the Universal Gospel Choir to perform in the valley. This would inspire a small group of gospel music lovers to form a choir of their own. At first they met to sing in homes and later in St. George's United Church. The choir was self-directed in those early days with Bonnie Mayo as the first accompanist. As it grew it was clear that a director would be needed to take the choir forward. In 1996 Liam Bishop was brought in as the first official director, Sean Mooney joined on as the accompanist the following year and continues to be an invaluable part of the music team. In the years that followed a dedicated group of talented directors have carried the torch onward. The choir continues to be an unstoppable force, now boasting over 100 members, made up of men and women of all ages and walks of life. Celebration Singers offers a fun, safe, warm and uplifting environment where singers of all skill levels are welcome.
We are a community choir located in the Comox Valley, an artistic hub on beautiful Vancouver Island, B. C., Canada.