THE RHYTHM & SONG COMMUNITY CHOIR....Come and sing with us!

Almonte, McDonald's Corners & Perth locations

Fees, dates and locations below - ongoing registration 

It's never too late to join us.  

Rhythm & Song offers a relaxed, supportive, and playful environment for those who want to develop their singing voice, sense of rhythm, and harmony singing skills. Willing, reluctant and experienced singers are welcome, regardless of musical ability or confidence level. There are no auditions or pressures to perform. Come and experience the fun and thrill of singing with others! Teens and adults welcome. Choirs in Almonte, Perth and McDonald's Corners. Details below. 

Songs and Method

We sing a variety of material – uplifting chants, rounds, and songs from the folk, world music, and pop traditions. Songs are taught orally - through call and response, review and repetition. Lyrics or simple sheet music are provided when necessary. The ability to read music is NOT required. You’ll be surprised at how quickly you find yourself singing in 2 to 4-part harmony with others. 

New singers! You are welcome to come and try two sessions at $12 per session. If the choir is a good fit for you, you are asked to pay the balance for the remainder of the season. For continuity's sake, there is no ongoing drop-in option.

Do I need to bring anything? Please bring water - you will want it. Wear comfortable shoes as we stand to sing. That said, some need to sit. Chairs are available and you are more than welcome to sit for all or part of the sessions. Some do.

Payment info   E-transfer, cheques, and cash accepted. If you are someone who does shift work, travels frequently, or is unable to pay the full fee due to limited income - please email me or speak with me privately and we can work something out. 

Also, if you have special circumstances such as a job that requires shift work, vacations of two or more weeks, etc. I'd be happy to work something out with you. 

Flexibility  Once registered for the season, singers are welcome to attend as many sessions in a week as they choose, in any location for no extra fee. This allows you to make up a missed session or simply sing more often. 

Any questions? Or to register - Contact Jennifer at randsalmonte@gmail.com or call 613-256-8809 or use the contact link on the side menu.

Fall Sessions 2017

Almonte  - Monday Afternoon

When:      Mondays 1:00 pm - 2:30pm  Sept. 11  - Dec. 4      12-week session  (no session on Thanksgiving Monday)

Where:    Almonte Old Town Hall -  4 Bridge St. Almonte

                 Multipurpose room - 2nd Floor (elevator access an option)

  •      Some parking in the lot and on side streets

Fee:        $132

Accessible

Almonte - Wednesday Evening

When:      7:30pm - 9:00pm   Sept. 13 - Dec. 6     13-week session

Where:     Mississippi Valley Textile Museum  - 3 Rosamond Street East, Almonte

                 Multipurpose Room, 2nd floor -  Carleton St. entrance

  •       Parking in front or behind museum, and on side streets* 
  •       Street access through entrance on Coleman St. - northeast side of building
  •       Wheelchair accessible

    *some neighbours are sensitive so please leave a 1.5 meter space between your car and a driveway (this is a by-law)

Fee:       $143   

 Accessible

Perth - Tuesday Evening

When:       7:30-9:00pm  Sept. 12 - Dec. 5    13-week session

Where:     Location to come

Fee:          $143

MacDonald's Corners - Wednesday Morning

When:      10:30am - 12 noon  (Sept. 13 - Dec. 6 to be confirmed)  13-week session

Where:     MERA Schoolhouse, MacDonald's Corners

Fee:          $143

Accessible