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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 Gettin’ Higher Choir, with over 150 members across our three weekly sessions, is co-directed by Cathy Baker and Dick Jackson. As of September 2018, Denis Donnelly and founding director Siobhan Robinsong have retired from the GHC to continue other groups that they lead, and Cathy and Dick are carrying on in their tradition.

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GHC News! Beginning Sept. 18, 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 Sept. 19! Full details are on the GHC info page.

High Noon Choir News! Siobhan will begin a 12-week session on Sept. 25. See the High Noon Choir page for details.

Wavelengths Choir News! The former Monday GHC group has evolved into a new choir under Denis’ leadership. We wish them every success as they are now underway! See the Wavelengths Community Choir website 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