The Town Singers range in age from 15 to 85. The group rehearses at St. James Anglican Church in Carleton Place, Ontario.
Our group includes experienced and amateur singers. No experience is necessary to join. All we ask is that you have a willingness to learn coupled with a great love of singing. We take care of the rest!
Newly Appointed 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 Musical Director:
Kristine MacLaren: (currently on sabbatical) holds a Bachelor of Arts Honours Music from the University of Ottawa and a Bachelor of Education from Western University specializing in intermediate and senior vocal and instrumental music. A 20-year veteran high school music teacher, Kristine has had extensive experience with instrumental concert bands, vocal ensembles and amateur musical theatre. In addition to the Town Singers, Kristine has also directed the Mississippi Mudds theatre group and The Redhawk Rhythmic glee club. Kristine resides in Carleton Place with her husband Ray and sons Connor and Brendan.
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.