The Richmond Singers . . . Women Who Love to Sing!
Our purpose is to sing, in harmony, a variety of music for the enjoyment of the members as well as to give public and private performances for the listening pleasure of others.
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Rehearsals: Monday evenings from 7 - 9:30 PM
at Broadmoor Baptist Church in Richmond
There are one or two workshops throughout the season
with a choral clinician or a guest director
Artistic Director: Natasha Neufeld
The Richmond Singers is a 55 voice women’s choir which began performing in 1971. Our purpose is "to sing, in harmony, a variety of music for the enjoyment of the members as well as to give public and private performances for the listening pleasure of others". During our musical season (September - June), the choir practices on Monday evenings from 7 - 9:30 PM at Broadmoor Baptist Church in Richmond. In addition to our weekly practices we usually plan one or two workshops with a choral clinician, as well as evenings with guest directors.
We have three major performances per year; an evening Christmas concert and a Family Christmas Concert in December and a Spring Concert in May. The Richmond Singers have performed in shopping malls, at City Hall, South Arm Fall Fair, the airport and senior centres.
We are very involved with our community and, by giving benefit concerts, help to raise funds for other organizations such as the Richmond Hospice Society, Canadian Cancer Foundation and Tim Horton's Kids Camps. We were very fortunate to be invited to represent BC at the July 1, 2003 “UNISONG” celebrations in Ottawa. The choir performed five concerts which featured singing at the National Arts Center with the National Symphony Orchestra directed by the world renowned Pinchas Zukerman.
In 2009, the Richmond Singers were proud to represent BC at Festival 500 in St John's, Newfoundland. Festival 500 has a reputation of being one of the finest music festivals in the world. It was fun to be a part of this festival.
Over 1000 singers from around the world travelled to Powell River to sing together July 5 - 9, 2016. The Richmond Singers were invited to join choirs from China, New Zealand, Austria, South Africa, many parts of the United States and British Columbia to study new music and perform their own songs. In addition to the final mass concert, each choir performed mini concerts at three or four different venues throughout the week. The Richmond Singers were fortunate to sing with the boys choir from Wah Yan College Kowloon, who won the competitive portion of the event.
We sing for our own enjoyment and continue to strive towards improving our voices, challenging ourselves with various forms of music, sometimes in foreign languages. We encourage members to attend the annual BC Choral Federation ‘Chorfest’ which provides a unique musical experience.
As a group member of the Richmond Community Arts Council, the Richmond Singers has established a legacy that attests to a vested interest in the arts in Richmond and has an exemplary track record in community service.
The Richmond Singers and Wah Yan College Kowloon boy's choir at Kathaumixw Music Festival 2016, Powell River, BC