Welcome to The Town Singers Website!
Welcome back after our long Covid hiatus. We welcome Laurel Tye as our new Music Director, and Michael Costello as our new accompanist. Both Laurel and Mike are well known in the music/theatre scene around Carleton Place, and we are thrilled to have them join us!
The Fall 2022 Session will start Tuesday September 6th at 7 PM at St. James Parish Hall - 224 Edmond Street.
All new and returning members are welcome. New members are welcome to come to the first three sessions and see if they like singing in a choir. Membership will be closed at that time, and membership fees will be due then for all members. Fees are $40 per season.
Our Director: Paul Norris,
a Carleton Place resident, is a recent graduate of the University of Ottawa with a degree in Music. He is busily organizing the music for the next session when he is not playing his tuba in the Perth Town Band. He volunteers with the OrKidstra in Ottawa and plays with the Ottawa Pops Orchestra.
Our Accompanist: Lanark-based jazz and blues pianist/singer Peter Brown has performed at the Ottawa jazz festival nine years running. He has toured with Canadian blues legend Dutch Mason, American blues artist Sherman Roberson and with former Rolling stones guitarist Mick Taylor, and was the keyboardist for Mumbo Jumbo Voodoo Combo for 17 years. In addition to his work with the Town Singers, Peter has also served as pianist/band leader and arranger for the Mississippi MUDDS theatre company in Carleton Place and as pianist for the Stone Fence Theatre Company in Eganville. His Peter Brown Quartet hosts two very popular monthly jazz nights in Carleton Place.
To All Our New and Returning Singers:
The choir executive is still looking for a number of volunteers for some open positions. There will be more details during the first rehearsal. If you are interested or would like to nominate someone for the position, feel free to let our executive know.
If you are not looking to hold a board position BUT are interested in volunteering at a smaller level, please do not hesitate to reach out to any of our executive members. We are always looking for a helping hand.
Subcommittees may be formed for most of these positions.