In our 2017-2018 the Renaissance Singers will explore the concept of ‚Äúbridge buildingÄĚ and the role that music plays in creating, developing and sustaining it. You will experience ‚Äúthe welcoming community‚ÄĚ, ‚Äúthe celebrating community‚ÄĚ, ‚Äúthe informal community‚ÄĚ and ‚Äúthe peaceful community‚ÄĚ. Our repertoire will sample traditional offerings from our library, as well as music outside our borders and traditions. We invite you to become a part of our ‚Äúcommunity‚ÄĚ.

Sincerly, Gord Burnett


Artistic Director

Season & Auditions

Recordings & Archives

History & Contact

Media & Images

Sponsors & Links

Tickets & Venues


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, 7:00-9:30 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, Greg Walshaw 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.



Shared Space
(with Mino Ode Kwewak N'Gamowak)

Sunday, November 5, 2017, 7 p.m.
Conrad Centre for the Performing Arts, Kitchener, Ontario

Music is a unifying force as we collaborate with the Good Hearted Women Singers. A portion of the evening's proceeds will be donated to the Women's Crisis Services of Waterloo Region.

Coffeehouse II

Saturday, February 17, 2018, 7 p.m.
The Church of St. John the Evangelist, Kitchener, Ontario

Multiple generations participate in our annual fundraiser, featuring a collaborative composition by the choir, singer-songwriter James Gordon, and local high school students!

Past & Present

Sunday, April 8, 2018, 3 p.m.
Waterloo North Mennonite Church, Waterloo, Ontario

We mark the end of our 45th season by revisiting the glory of Renaissance polyphony and the best of 21st century neo-Renaissance music.