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the Gettin' Higher Choir

photo by Andrew Kielbowicz


Our “come as you are” choir embodies the idea that singing is our birthright. Here, even the shyest of voices can re-discover the joy of singing. The choir, with 70–100 members in each of three weekly sessions, is co-directed by Cathy Baker and Dick Jackson. Beginning in September 2018, Denis Donnelly and founding director Siobhan Robinsong will retire from the GHC to continue other groups that they lead, and Cathy and Dick will carry on in their tradition.

News! Beginning September 2018, the GHC will meet at our usual Tuesday and Thursday evening time and place in James Bay, and will begin a new Wednesday evening group on the West Shore! Full details will appear on the GHC info page by mid-July.

More News! Beginning June 26, 2018, the High Noon Choir will have a 12-week drop-in summer season, led by Cathy Baker and Dick Jackson. See the High Noon Choir page for details.

“The Gettin’ Higher Choir is an amazing, energetic phenomenon. Hundreds of people who love to sing and who seek community, are drawn toward the choir like bees toward nectar. The joy and enthusiasm that is generated when they sing is absolutely magnificent. Siobhan and Denis, both consummate facilitators, have created a marvelous template for community choir. In this world where harmony is of the utmost importance, what better way to foster the best qualities of the human spirit than to lift our voices together in beauty, passion and grace. The Gettin’ Higher Choir does all of this and more.”

— Ann Mortifee, Canadian singer & song-writer