November 2023 Newsletter

Remember your Christmas goodies!

The beautiful image above is used on our Christmas poster.
Print several copies and display them everywhere you can!

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From our president…

A heartfelt “Thank you” to all our board members for their hard work this season. It’s been fun, too! Welcome back, April, Ingrid, Karole Anne, Meryl and Twyla, and welcome aboard Kelly and Mark. And to our esteemed leaders Terry and Kathleen, where would we be without you? Your Guidance and Professionalism is nothing short of outstanding! THANK YOU!

My Compliments of the Season to you all.


It’s almost time!

We’ve worked hard and learned several pieces. We’re almost ready to welcome people to the Christmas season! Please be sure you know your pieces well and can sing with confidence. If you have any questions or would like some assistance with a piece, you can call or text Terry at 403-891-9458. If you prefer email, she can be reached at

Our schedule this season

Sunday, November 12 Performance
Seasons Encore
3300 57 Ave, Olds

  • Meet upstairs at 2:15.
  • Performance begins at 2:30.
  • Dress in fun caroling attire. 
  • Please bring all of your music. 

Thursday, November 30 Dress Rehearsal
Olds United Church

  • Rehearsal is from 7:00 to 9:00 (or 9:30 if needed).
  • Please arrive soon enough to be in place for 7:00 start.

Thursday, December 7 Performance
First Baptist Church
5005 53 Ave, Olds

  • Christmas cookies
    Remember your Christmas goodies!

    5:00 – Set up in the hall for refreshments after the show. All chorus members are asked to bring a plate of Christmas goodies. Set up the stage for any props, risers and the director’s stand.

  • 5:30 – Musicians set up and make any final preparation.
  • 5:45 – Sound checks begin:
    Twyla and Mark rehearse in the sanctuary.
    Chorus comes in quietly and moves to approximate positions so that we may begin at 6:00.
    All members must be in concert attire; white top and black bottom. If you are wearing a skirt or dress, please wear black hose. Red ties and scarves will be provided.
    We will take pictures before the concert. 
  • 6:00 – Run through a couple songs for sound check and positioning. Do not miss this or you won’t know where to be. 
  • 6:30 – Choir moves to the hall as the doors open for the audience to enter. 
  • 7:00 – Show
  • After the show – Please return to the hall to visit with our guests and return all music.

Tickets make a great Christmas gift!

Tickets will be available for purchase November 16, 23, and 30
at 6:30 before rehearsal or during the break.
Otherwise, tickets will be on sale at the door starting at 6:00. 
Adults – $15.00, Student/child(6+) – $7.50, Children (5 & under) – Free


Meet and Greet – Janunary 18th, 7:00 pm to 8:30 at the United Church.
Cost – $75 for the session (remains the same).
2024 Performance – May 2 at the First Baptist Church in Olds; other performances to be confirmed. We will be singing songs from musicals and the pop charts of the 60s, 70s, and 80s. We will do a tribute to Gordon Lightfoot and other Canadian Folk singer/songwriters.

I’m so excited about the 2024 Spring Music! More fun anyone? Come join us again and as always, bring friends.


We need a librarian!

Our Music Librarian is retiring next June and she wants you to know something.

3 reasons why you should be the next Chorus Music Librarian

  • Music is the heart of the chorus and, as the Music Librarian, you get to manage over 500 titles/76 boxes of sheet music. 
  • Working with the Chorus Director and fellow choristers to put together the music packages is fun and rewarding.
  • Seeing “behind the scenes” gives you a whole new appreciation of the Chorus and our performances.

For more information chat with Karole-Anne or any Board Member.

Librarian Job Description

Why do we need new music?

You may ask why we would want to purchase new music. Our Music Library holds over 500 titles from many genres; Christmas, sacred, secular, madrigal, art song, musicals, pop, and music in many languages. Seems like enough, doesn’t it? Not quite. To appeal to our audiences we like to add pieces from new musicals, current pop songs and music reflecting the themes of our concerts. For instance, we would like to do a tribute to Gordon Lightfoot, but we only have one of his pieces in our collection (Song for a Winter’s Night). If you think of any music you would like to see added to our Music Library, talk to our Director.

Sundre Community Choir & Handbells

Treble clef

Christmas Concerts 2023:

Sunday December 10, 2:00 p.m.
Tuesday December 12, 7:00 p.m.
Sundre United Church
Refreshments and bake sale to follow.
Admission by donation
Come early to hear our guests,
Sundre Community Band 
For more information, please contact

And on the lighter side…

How many concertmasters does it take to change a light bulb?
Just one, but it takes four movements.

What kind of musical instrument do rats play?
Mouse organs.

What do you call a musical insect?
A humbug.

What makes songs, but never sings?

Why did the grandma sit in the rocking chair with her rollerblades on?
Because she wanted to rock and roll.

(Thank you for the smiles, Karole-Anne!)