Sharing Joy Through Song!

Achill — Your Community Choir

Thank you for joining us in our Celebration of 40 rejoicing in our 40-year history of the Achill Choral Society!



As the Headwaters Region’s premier community choir, we currently have 65 singers. There’s always room for more! Our concerts feature songs diverse in style, culture and message.

Rehearsal Location: Upstairs at Westminster United Church, 247 Broadway, Orangeville, ON, L9W 2Z5
Date: Wednesdays @ 7 P.M.
Please contact if you wish to attend and to receive further details including a Pre-registration Form so that you can pick up your set of vocal scores at the first rehearsal. These are on loan, to be returned to Achill’s librarian.
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Achill sings at the Tapestry of Art and Music 2024

Harmony Revealed

Headwaters Arts presents the 2nd annual “Tapestry of Art and Music”, a musically themed, art show & sale fundraising event.
The afternoon festivities are all happening in the outdoor arts space, under the tented roof over the Annex featuring musical entertainment by the Achill Choral Society and the unveiling of a mosaic tapestry, showcasing a wall of over 80+, 6” x 8” canvas masterpieces created by Ontario artists and a few internationally submitted pieces.

Artistic Staff

Shawn Grenke, Artistic Director

Shawn Grenke is a multifaceted musician, conductor, and educator. He is Visiting Guest Conductor and Professor in Conducting at Brock University’s Marilyn I. Walker School of Fine & Performing Arts, Director of Music at Eglinton St. George’s United Church in Toronto, Collaborative Pianist with the Elmer Iseler Singers of Toronto, and Artistic Director and Conductor of the 65-voice Achill Choral Society. With degrees from Mount Allison University and the University of Toronto, Shawn has performed globally, received accolades such as the Alberta Graduate Excellence Scholarship, and is currently pursuing a Doctor of Music Degree at the University of Alberta.

Nancy Dettbarn, Collaborative Accompanist

Passion and imagination are qualities that Pianist and Organist Nancy Dettbarn brings to her audiences. Nancy is the Minister of Music at Westminster United Church in Orangeville. She is a dynamic clinician and a valued performer, collaborator and accompanist. Nancy has been our Collaborative Accompanist since 2018, and adds greatly to our rehearsals and performances.