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the Gettin’ Higher Choir

GHC Singing Seasons

The Gettin’ Higher Choir continues to gather to sing on Zoom on Tuesday and Thursday evenings, and welcomes new members at the beginning of each season in September and February.

If you are curious about joining the choir, sign up on our email list as a Possible Singer! You will receive a link to register on Zoom, and we encourage you to come during the first two weeks of a season to see how you like it. Each session in the first week 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 Thursday it starts at 7pm. We will be able to answer any questions you have 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 now two chapters of the choir, Tuesday and Thursday. Each night sings the same material. Choose the one night that works best for you. You are also welcome to come to the other night if you miss an evening, if you want extra practice or if you just feel like spending more time singing!

 Our Fall Season will begin on Tuesday, Feb. 16 online, using Zoom:
Choir members are also welcome to our Wednesday evening Sing-In events (see below). We will learn songs for "virtual choir" videos for the June concert, and much more whole-hearted, uplifting singing! Since our practices and concert are fully accessible online, we are able to welcome singers from around the world—try us out, and spread the word!

Newcomers are encouraged to attend an online orientation session:

To come to any of these, to try us out, or to sign up for the season, start by registering for our Zoom recurring event here, then watch for an update email on the day of each meeting with a new link and password. Hope to see you soon!

The Spring 2021 season will wrap up with a benefit concert planned for June 12th or 19th, to be announced.


Choir fees are $200 for the season, with a sliding scale discount, down to $150 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 bursaries 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)

Fees may be paid by Interac® e-Transfer to, or with credit card or PayPal here: (Note: The "Pay Now" button below takes you to a secure page at PayPal, where you will confirm payment.)

GHC Registration Fee Payment Level
Singer's Name (if not payer)

Fees may also be paid by cheque to Gettin’ Higher Choir or with cash, if you arrange this by email to our Registrar. (and for more details see our "Next Season & New Singers Info" page)

For more choir information, see our Choir Life section.

Continuing in 2021: Wednesday Evening Online Sing-In Events!

Welcome friends (and friends of friends) for an evening of singing together! This is a weekly series of singing events led by Cathy Baker and Dick Jackson of the Gettin’ Higher Choir from our home in Victoria, BC, using the Zoom online meeting system. Singing is every Wednesday from 7:00 to 8:30pm Pacific Time! 

We want to nourish the connections within our singing community and beyond, reminding us that while we are apart, we are very much in this together. Our hope is that our time together lifts your spirits and fills your heart with songs to carry you through the week.

We will mainly feature a wide variety of quick-teach songs, chants, rounds—some familiar, some brand-new—some from Ubuntu Choirs Network song leaders, some from Gettin’ Higher Choir guest artists.

All are welcome to join in free of charge. If you wish to contribute to our technology upgrade costs and to support the GHC Bursary Fund, which helps our choir to welcome singers in financial need, your donation will be gratefully accepted. This can be made using credit card or PayPal with this button:

or by Interac™ e-Transfer (no security question needed) to:
address for e-Transfer payments

You are welcome to copy this notice and send to friends who might like to join in, including this link to register for the event.

Click here to Register for Cathy & Dick's weekly Wednesday Evening Sing-In. You will receive an email with instructions on connecting to the event, and an update with an updated link and password just before each Sing-In.