Sharing Joy Through Song!

 

Achill — Your Community Choir since 1982!

The Achill Choral Society has been fostering local singers and presenting annual concerts for more than 35 years. We draw our members from the headwaters area and beyond. We are a mixed voice, auditioned, 70 member choir composed of singers dedicated to becoming better musicians and delivering sparkling performances to our communities.

We hope to be resuming our full operation in September. Come and join us at our first practice!

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Journeys

Due to escalating concerns regarding the spread of COVID-19, the Achill Choral Society is cancelling all rehearsals and concerts this season, with intentions to resume in the fall of 2020. It is with deep regret that we make this decision. The health and safety of our...

Shawn Grenke, Artistic Director

We are delighted to have Shawn Grenke as our Artistic Director. We admire his fresh and spirited conducting approach.

Conductor, pianist and organist, Shawn Grenke is Director of Music at Eglinton St. George’s United Church in Toronto, Associate Conductor & Collaborative Pianist for the Amadeus Choir of Toronto, and Accompanist to the Elmer Iseler Singers of Toronto. He has performed at Roy Thomson Hall, on CBC Radio, and in many festivals, concert series and recitals throughout Canada, the United States and Europe.

“Keep a Song in Your Heart!”

We are showcasing our past concerts right here!  Our link this week is You’ll Never Walk Alone / Climb Ev’ry Mountain arranged by Mark Hayes,
music by Richard Rogers, lyrics by Oscar Hammerstein. This performance is from our Spring 2018 concert series, Here’s to Song!, with Director Shawn Grenke and Accompanist Krista Rhodes.

You’ll Never Walk Alone is from the second act of the 1945 musical, Carousel. It is sung to comfort and encourage Julie Jordan. It is reprised in the final scene to bolster her unhappy daughter, Louise, during her high school graduation.
Similarly inspirational, Climb Ev’ry Mountain is from the 1959 musical, The Sound of Music. It is sung at the end of the first act by the Mother Abbess to encourage Maria to find her own purpose in life.