Upcoming Performances

Christmas Fanfare

Christmas Fanfare

Achill is excited to announce our Christmas 2017 program, Christmas Fanfare. We’ll be featuring our new conductor, Shawn Grenke, along with The Trillium Brass, organist Chris Dawes, and tympanist Roger Flock. The Trillium Brass is one of Canada’s leading brass ensembles, and will most certainly add a flourish to our joyful sounds of celebration as we sing Christmas favourites, modern and old.

  • Sunday, December 3, 2017, 7:30pm
    St. James RC Church
    2118 Adjala-Tecumseth Townline
    Colgan, Ontario (map)
  • Saturday, December 9, 2017, 2:00pm
    Westminster United Church
    247 Broadway
    Orangeville, Ontario (map)


  • Adults- $25
  • Youth (13-17) - $10
  • Children (12 and under) - $5

Tickets are available at the following outlets

  • Dryclean World, Caledon East
  • Forster's Book Garden, Bolton
  • Papermoon Gallery, Alliston
  • Tottenham Cleaners, Tottenham
  • Booklore, Orangeville

Tickets are also available from any choir member or at the door.

Recent Performances

Spring 2017 — Earth: Our Place, Our Promise

The Achill Choral Society, under the direction of guest conductor Jenny Crober, accompanied by the Andrew Gilpin Jazz Ensemble, Chris Dawes, The Georgetown Children's Choir and featuring soloist Alicia Ault, is proud to present an exciting multi-media concert starring Canada! The beautifully haunting calls of wolves, loons and whales are woven into Paul Winters' Missa Gaia: Earth Mass and Canadian composer Paul Halley's Freedom Trilogy and Sound Over Waters. Bring the family and celebrate with us honouring Canada on Her 150th birthday.

Christmas 2016 — Love Came Down at Christmas

Join us for our annual Christmas concert, featuring a new cantata by our director A. Dale Wood.

Spring 2016 — Celtic Spirit

Join us for a evening of Irish, Scottish, and Eastern Canadian favourites, featuring NUÀ.

Christmas 2015 — Rejoice!

Join us our annual Christmas concert series, featuring John Rutter's Magnificat.

Spring 2015 — Mass In Blue

Join us in the spring for our performance of Mass in Blue, a jazz mass by Will Todd, featuring Andrew Gilpin and his Jazz Trio.

Christmas 2014 — Christmas Gloria!

Join us for our annual celebration of Christmas. This year's concert will have several favourites, featuring Pucccini's Messa di Gloria.

Spring 2014 — Broadway!

Light the lights! Achill takes you on a roller-coaster ride through the world of musical theatre. Yes, you'll hear many old favourites, but you will also be treated to fine songs from more modern musicals. Soloists, small groups of singers, and the full Achill chorus will enchant you with the greatest melodies from the big stage, and send you home smiling, humming and tapping your toes.

Spring 2013 — Brahms Requiem

Our 30th Anniversary season concludes with a special performance of Brahms' Requiem. The Brahms German Requiem (sung in English) is a grandiose work, with towering heights of passion, multiple fugal themes, and poignant melodies woven together into a total choral masterpiece. We are joined by Soprano Stephanie Kramer and Bass Kirk Lackenbauer from Kitchener for this oratorio.

Other Notable Performances

Achill has also performed Handel's Messiah, Brahms' German Requiem, Andrew Gilpin's Gloria, and Will Todd's Mass In Blue. In company with Georgetown Choral Society, Achill has also presented Mozart's Requiem and Mendelssohn's Elijah.