Pembroke ON Canada
The Pembroke Community Choir is a non-auditioned group of about 80 people of all ages and musical ability, under the direction of Gerald LaRonde. We combine vocal work and fun to achieve the best possible musical entertainment for the community.
Our performances are accompanied by professional musicians, and frequently make use of both professional and Choir member soloists. If you love to sing, you’re welcome to join us!
You can come to a rehearsal or two without any obligation, to see if it works for you. We rehearse at Wesley Community Church, 210 Renfrew Street in Pembroke, on Monday nights, 7 to 9, from September to April, and perform 2 concerts each year, and at various community events.
Our recent performances…
Paul McClelland’s Irish pennywhistle, bodhran, and Scottish smallpipes brought a true Celtic Christmas sound to a sold-out concert. We continued to spread cheer in the community at the Parade of Lights, the Downtown Pembroke Shop Hop, the PRH’s Christmas Home Tour, and the Community Living Christmas Party.
To celebrate Harry and Meghan’s big day, we chose a selection of love songs and traditional wedding music, including pieces that were commissioned for William & Kate’s and other royal weddings. A slideshow of choir members’ wedding days added a special touch, as did Blaine Sack’s organ accompaniment for some of the pieces. Bonnechere Manor and Marianhill got a sneak preview, and we performed an encore concert at the June 24 Strawberry Social hosted by the Champlain Trail Museum, which is also celebrating its 60th anniversary this year.