Music at collier
“Why do people sing in choirs?
People sing to touch the hearts of those that listen. They
sing to express their emotions. They sing because music is not just about the words or the harmonies and melodies, its about the meaning and how people interpret all of those things put together. It is inspiring and heart-warming. Its therapy!”
These are thoughts expressed by one of the longstanding members of the Collier Street United Church senior choir. This is a choir made up of vibrant, dedicated individuals who love singing and who care for and support each other, the congregation, and the greater community through the ministry of music. Their intrepid spirit is exemplified by the way they adapted to the COVID-19 restrictions on singing by embracing zoom rehearsals and producing virtual choir performances to enhance online services. (Please see the links to some of our virtual anthems below).
The first line of a song by Paul B. Svenson reads “Oh a song must rise for the spirit to descend….” This is a choir with commitment and energy to raise that song.
If you would like to join your voice with ours, please contact Music Director Sandra Lisa Ruttan at [email protected].
Our Senior Choir meets weekly Thursday nights @ 7:00 pm at Collier Street United Church. We prepare musical numbers for presentation in regular Sunday worship as well as special music for Good Friday and Easter. We prepare a Cantata for the Christmas season, and on Christmas Eve we present a glorious service of lessons and carols. We warmly welcome new members.
Come sing with us!
Virtual Choir Highlights - 2020/2021
December 20, 2020
Cantata – The Heart of Christmas
February 2, 2021
Virtual Choir – Shout For Joy
March 17, 2021
Virtual Choir – You Shall Go Out With Joy
May 10, 2021
Virtual Choir – My Love Colours Outside the Lines
June 15, 2021
Virtual Choir – Dear Creator of the Sky
June 28, 2021
Virtual Choir – You Raise Me Up
Many musical artists and groups have benefitted from performing in the beautiful and acoustically exquisite sanctuary at Collier Street United Church. And we all benefit from the music that these artists and groups bring to our Collier and larger community. We continue to cultivate a relationship with the musical community in Barrie and beyond and welcome interest in this venue, as well as musical collaboration. Contact the main office at [email protected] for more information.