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…
To celebrate Canada’s 150th birthday, we performed a wide selection of music – from sea to sea to sea, including an Iroquois soundscape. Our guests were Inuit throat singers Abigail and Charlotte Carleton, who gave us a sample of the traditional friendly competition. We took a preview concert on the road to Bonnechere Manor in Renfrew, as well as Marianhill and Miramichi.
The December 2016 concert featured Christmas Choruses from Handel’s Messiah, Vivaldi’s Gloria, and Bach’s Magnificat, as well as Vaughn Williams’ Fantasia on Christmas Carols with guest soloist (and former director for 25 years) Kevin Nieman. We also entered a float in the Parade of Lights for the first time. The parade theme was a Charlie Brown Christmas; we sang excerpts from the movie and won the Mayor’s Award!