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the Gettin’ Higher Choir

The Gettin’ Higher Choir welcomes new members at the beginning of each season in September and February.

If you are curious about joining the choir, we encourage you to come during the first two weeks of a season to see how you like it. Each evening in the first two weeks is preceded by a half-hour orientation for new singers interested in learning about the choir. The orientation session on a Tuesday starts at 6:30pm, on Wednesday or Thursday it starts at 7pm.

There is no need to pre-register. Simply show up on one of these introductory evenings to discover what the Gettin’ Higher Choir is all about. We will be able to answer any questions at that time. If you decide to join the choir, you must register by the end of the second week.

There are two 17- or 18-week seasons per year, starting in February and September. We host a concert at the end of each season, the proceeds of which go to support local and international causes. Between our Spring and Fall seasons we often host casual drop-in sessions, to which everybody is welcome.

There are three chapters of the choir, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday. Each night sings the same material. Choose the one night that works best for you. You are also welcome to come to any of the other nights if you miss an evening, if you want extra practice or if you just feel like spending more time singing!

(The former Monday group in West Saanich continues under Denis Donnelly as Wavelengths Community Choir. Please see their website for full information.)

As of the start of our Spring 2019 Season on February 19, Tuesday practices will begin at 7:00pm, so our schedule will be:

Tuesday 7:00 to 9:00pm (New!) 
Church of Truth
111 Superior Street in James Bay

Wednesday 7:30 to 9:30pm
4th Floor Lounge
Alexander Mackie Lodge
753 Station Ave in Langford

Thursday 7:30 to 9:30pm 
Church of Truth
111 Superior Street in James Bay

This spring season wraps up with benefit concerts planned for Friday, June 15 (tentative) and Saturday, June 16, 2019 at Alix Goolden Hall.


Choir fees are $175 for the season, with a sliding scale discount, down to $130 as needed. As a member-supported choir, we ask that members pay the full fee if possible. If you need a discounted fee, we ask you to decide where on the sliding scale you fit based on your knowledge of your own finances and then let us know. Payment plans and even partial or full scholarships are also available as needed. Our bottom line is that no one misses choir because of money. (for more details on this, see our "Next Season & New Singers Info" page)

For more info, or to register, please write to Fees may be paid by cash, by cheque to Gettin’ Higher Choir, or by Interac® e-Transfer to

For more choir information including: season & other choir dates, fees and scholarships see our Choir Life section.