The Chantry Singers choir was founded in 1974 to perform in the centennial celebration of the Town of Port Elgin, Ontario. It has continued to rehearse and perform for over forty years. The choir presents a wide variety of choral music including sacred, folk, popular and classical traditions.
Part of the choir’s mission is to foster the development and enjoyment of choral music in Bruce and Grey counties. We support individuals and musical organizations with donations for anything from tuition to musical instruments. The choir has organized and hosted a number of choral music development workshops for area choirs. Our members enjoy a variety of opportunities to experience music by joining with other groups locally in Saugeen Shores, across Ontario, and beyond. Chantry Singers currently has 65 voices.
The choir is one of four choirs that represented Ontario in Ottawa at the Unisong concerts on Canada Day 2017. It was a particularly great honour as we celebrate 150 years of Canada. This participation confirmed the choir’s dedication to the sharing of music of all kinds to the people of Bruce county and elsewhere since it’s inception.
A sizeable group of Chantry Singers members joined with choirs from London ON for a performance of Vivaldi’s Gloria at Carnegie Hall, New York on June 2nd 2018.