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photo of Gettin' Higher Choir

Siobhan Robinsong directs the choir in rehearsal at the Alix Goolden Performance Hall in 2006.
(photo by Andrew Kielbowicz)

Introduction

The Gettin’ Higher Choir seeks to embrace and celebrate humanity’s highest aspirations through music, welcoming people of all ages and cultures. We are not associated with any particular religion or spiritual path.

The choir welcomes new members at the beginning of each season in September and February. There is no audition, and no vocal experience is required, just a desire to sing in harmony with others.

Our aim is to re-integrate singing into the daily routines of life. We sing for the pure joy and pleasure it gives us, in an atmosphere that is fun, relaxed, and accepting. Our repertoire consists of both traditional and new songs from many cultures. The majority are sung a cappella (unaccompanied) in 4-part harmony.

The choir is divided into three chapters, each practicing the same material on either Monday, Tuesday and Thursday. Singers are welcome to choose the night that works best for them.

For many years, the choir has been co-directed by by Siobhan Robinsong and Denis Donnelly. During the 2017–2018 choir year, with Siobhan taking a sabbatical break, Denis will be joined by Cathy Baker and Dick Jackson as co-directors.

Siobhan Robinsong also directs the High Noon Choir, a non-auditioned choir for those who would like to sing together in the daytime.