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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 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.

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Concert, Workshop and Film News! Michael Stillwater, who has written several songs that we enjoy singing, will be here Sept. 14–15 for a weekend of inspiring music, creativity and a presentation of his new award-winning documentary film. See full details at Michael Stillwater in Victoria Facebook page or at our Online Registration page.

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