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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)


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, directed by Cathy Baker and Dick Jackson, is made up of three weekly chapters, each practicing the same material on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday (beginning September 2018). Singers are welcome to choose the night that works best for them.

For many years, the choir had been co-directed by Siobhan Robinsong and Denis Donnelly. During the 2017–2018 choir year, Denis led the choir with Cathy and Dick.

Siobhan now continues to direct the High Noon Choir, a non-auditioned choir for those who would like to sing together in the daytime, through Fall, Winter and Spring seasons. During the summer, Cathy and Dick lead a drop-in season of the High Noon Choir.

Denis will be leading the Wavelengths Community Choir beginning September 10th. Full details are at the new Wavelengths website now.