Sharing Joy Through Song!

Achill — Your Community Choir since 1982!


Achill is a welcoming community that strives to create a diverse, equitable and inclusive environment and we are looking for new choristers. If you love to sing choral music and like to learn please join us for our weekly online rehearsals. Although we cannot come together at this time, our plan is to meet as soon as it is safe to do so. Led by our Artistic Director Shawn Grenke and Collaborative Pianist Nancy Sicsic, we will be focusing on singing uplifting and fun pieces.

Beginning on January 12, our rehearsals will take place on Zoom every Wednesday from 7:00 to 8:30 P.M.  Please feel free to join us anytime throughout the season.

For Zoom rehearsals there are no fees or auditions. For further information please email Also, be sure to visit us on Facebook!


Comfort & Joy — Winter 2021 Concert

Thank you for supporting us this past season as we continued through this pandemic. We hope our message of Comfort & Joy resonated within you, sustaining you and leading you forward into what we trust will be a more open and happy future.

Shawn Grenke, Artistic Director

Conductor, pianist and organist, Shawn Grenke is Director of Music at Eglinton St. George’s United Church in Toronto, Accompanist to the Elmer Iseler Singers of Toronto, and was Associate Conductor & Collaborative Accompanist for the Amadeus Choir of Toronto for 15 years. 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. We are so fortunate to have Shawn as our Artistic Director!

“Keep a Song in Your Heart!”

We have been working hard to keep our choir community together — and will continue to do so! Join us to be part of our coming productions!
This Hanukkah piece, Hanerot Halalu, was performed in Westminster United Church in Orangeville during Achill’s 2018 concert series “Never a Brighter Star“. We enjoy singing for you, and our audiences also enjoy singing with us at times! Choral singing connects us together!