Sharing Joy Through Song!

Achill — Your Community Choir since 1982!

ACHILL CHORAL SOCIETY WELCOMES NEW MEMBERS

Join us and grow musically as a chorister. During this time when we cannot meet physically, we will be holding Zoom meetings bi-weekly throughout the fall. We will be increasing our musical skills and knowledge as well as singing and performing in new and creative ways. To receive a Zoom invitation to join us, or for further information, please email info@achill.ca. Be sure to visit us on Facebook!

STAR LIGHT, HOLIDAY BRIGHT!

Enjoy this special online concert in the comfort of your own home. Our festive collection of recorded performances will feature songs celebrating Christmas, Hanukkah and Winter Solstice. Themes of light and sound will be featured — think brass and bells! You’re invited to sing along and enjoy the holiday spirit. Directed by Shawn Grenke, the...

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 have been working hard to keep our choir community together — and will continue to do so! The virtual octet video on this page is one example. We asked for volunteers willing to sing solo into their video recording device while listening and watching Shawn Grenke play and conduct Bach’s lovely Jesu, Joy of Man’s Desiring. Our thanks to Julie and Amy (sopranos), Gail and Dorothy (altos), Malcolm and Greg (tenors), and Keith and John (basses) for volunteering for this daunting task. Greg has put this video together for you to enjoy and share. Appropriately, the video ends with photos of Shawn leading our audience in a sing-along, and then with the full choir at our last concert in December 2019. We hope to “Keep a Song in Your Heart!”