All About Simple Gifts Choir
Singing warms the soul, energizes the body and refreshes the mind.
Singing is play, blessing and healing.
Singing touches our deepest yearning to give voice to the spirit within.
Simple Gifts Community Choir is a friendly and inviting group of singers who love and enjoy music, wholesome spirit, and fun. We sing love songs, swing, gospel, folk, and like to stretch ourselves with a bit of classical. We hold two singing seasons per year, from September-January and February-June, during which we give a total of three public performances.
Come sing with us!
Simple Gifts Community Choir is for those who are looking for some heart-warming singing. We welcome men and women who are new to choirs, or experienced singers who are looking for a choir that is not too demanding of their time and commitments. Singers help one another out, and sometimes even practice together with their section tapes. 'New' singers or choir beginners are welcome to come and try us out during the months of September and February. Practices are Tuesday evenings, 7:30pm–9:30pm. See our schedule for this season's start and finish dates, and the location of practices and events. giving to ourselves opens a way to give to the community
We hold two concerts (January and June), from which the net proceeds are donated to Sheway (a community Pregnancy Outreach Program for women and children), and host a heart-warming Christmas carolling evening (December) for the Lookout Homeless Shelter. We collect goods and extra funds for these organizations at these events as well. Private outreach performances are also given at a few locations, such as Pearson Hospital, the VGH Cancer Ward, and retirement homes.
Simple Gifts Community Choir is one of three choirs initiated by Ieva Wool which, since 1998, has grown to more than 50 singers. Ieva (pronounced ee-eh-va) is a gentle and lighthearted conductor and teacher, full of fun and a love of music--delightful qualities which are absorbed by those who join Simple Gifts!
“I have been teachng school for 18 years and it is refreshing to be a student in your class.
I have learned a great deal from your gentle yet firm and usually cheeky direction! I love it!”