The choir sings music from all major periods with a particular interest in Baroque and Renaissance choral music. In addition, theme concerts have featured other music including jazz, world music and Latino- inspired repertoire.

Auditions: The Renaissance Singers is an adult, 30-voice auditioned choral ensemble.

Wednesday evenings, 7:00-9:30 p.m. at St. John the Evangelist Anglican Church, Duke and Water St., Kitchener.

Concert Season:
3 concerts per year, plus an annual fundraiser.

Some concerts may be performed twice.

There may be one or two extra performances requested by other organizations in the area for fundraising purposes.

Interested singers should contact conductor, Gordon Burnett at for an audition.

Audition Requirements:
A solo song, preferably a folk-song or straightforward piece with a strong melody.

Sight singing and ear test.

Range and voice placement test.

Time of Year:
Singers may audition throughout the year. Successful applicants will join the choir at an appropriate time decided on between the conductor and the applicant.

Music plays an integral part in each of our lives. It is used to entertain, celebrate, comfort and console. This season’s concerts take the general heading of “Music for …”. Under this banner we will present four programs exploring the healing, celebratory, theatrical and transformative power of choral music. We look forward to having you with us on our journey.

Gord Burnett

Artistic Director

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Music for Healing

Sunday, November 8, 2015 at 3 p.m.
St. John the Evangelist, Kitchener

The month of November is marked with days in which we remember loved ones who are no longer with us. Join us for music that comforts and consoles, as well as pays tribute. The concert will feature the extraordinary beauty of Requiem by John Rutter. Additional repertoire by Bach, Faure, Chatman, Chilcott and Lauridsen.

Music for Christmas
A Celtic Christmas:

Sunday, December 20, 3 p.m.
St. John the Evangelist, Kitchener
This year’s Christmas program will have a decidedly Celtic flavour. Join us to celebrate the season with song inspired by this rich tradition. Special guests will be the acclaimed Celtic trio, Kettle’s On. Hot apple cider, delicious treats and audience carol singing round out the afternoon.

Music for the Operetta
Saturday, February 13, 2016 7:30 p.m.
Knox Presbyterian, Waterloo

Join us for our annual fundraiser-cabaret. This year we will be dipping into the effervescent and entertaining world of operetta. Hear favourite choruses and songs by Offenbach, Strauss, Lehar, and that famous duo Gilbert and Sullivan.

2015/16 concert season

Music for the Bard
Sunday, May 1, 2016 3 p.m.
St. John the Evangelist
The season wraps up with a visit from one of the truly great lyricists of all time, William Shakespeare. The choir will present music, past and present, to the timeless and wonderfully crafted texts of Shakespeare and his contemporaries. Don’t miss this coming together of word and song as we celebrate the 400th anniversary of the Bard’s “last act”.