Hello choral music enthusiasts.


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.

Tuesday evenings, 7:30-9:30 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 burnett@golden.net 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.


In this information age in which we live, messages constantly come at us from a variety of sources. Some require immediate attention while others are sent to inform or humour. This season’s concerts are based around the messages that choral music gives us. The sources range from polyphonic masses to madrigals, from masterworks to modern musicals.

Please join us as we explore “messages”.
Gord Burnett


Artistic Director

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Hello choral music enthusiasts.

Nature’s Voice
(Nature’s Messengers):

Saturday, May 2, 2015 at 8 p.m.
St. John the Evangelist, Kitchener

Messages coming from the natural world around us.

Dvorak Songs of Nature
Rajaton Butterfly
Lauridsen Sure on this shining night
Schafer Epitaph for moonlight
Ruth Watson Henderson Make Me a World
Arr. Lydia Adams Miqmaq Honour Song
Madrigals about Nature by various Renaissance composers

In Remembrance (Saintly messengers):

Saturday, November 1, 2014 at 8 p.m.
St. John the Evangelist, Kitchener

Messages from those who have gone before us.

Palestrina Missa Aeterna Christi Munera
Victoria O quam gloriosum
William Harris O what their joy and their glory must be
Other works by Eleanor Daley, James Wright, Charles Stanford and Ralph Vaughan Williams

(Angel messengers):

Saturday, December 13, 2014 at 8 p.m.
St. John the Evangelist, Kitchener

Messages from the angels bringing tidings of hope, joy and peace.

Vivaldi Gloria
Durante Magnificat
Buxtehude In dulci jubilo
David Willcocks Five Carols for Christmas

Music for Stage and Screen (Contemporary messengers):

Saturday, February 14, 2015 at 7:30 p.m.
Knox Presbyterian, Waterloo

Messages from the theatre and the silver screen.

Come and celebrate Valentine’s Day at our annual cabaret fundraiser. Dessert and coffee or tea included in the price of admission. Live pie auction. Music from Les Miserables, Sound of Music, Henry V, Mary Poppins, Hunchback of Notre Dame, Nabucco and more.