In February 2017, the Moose Jaw Community Choir was formed. It all started with a group of nine people who decided to create an opportunity for the people of Moose Jaw to sing four-part harmony for fun. Membership has grown to about 80 members now.
In February 2017, the Moose Jaw Community Choir was formed. It all started with a group of nine people who decided to create an opportunity for the people of Moose Jaw to sing four-part harmony for fun.
Membership has grown to about 80 members now.
“We are always open to new members, especially male singers,” said Mary Calhoun, director of the Moose Jaw Community Choir. “We never have enough men in the choir, but yes, everyone is welcome.”
“Moose Jaw Community Choir is an amateur SATB (soprano, alto tenor and bass) choir whose mission is to have fun, create beautiful music together and share it with the community,” she added.
In April, the choir held an informal benefit concert and raised approximately $1,200 for the Canadian Red Cross: Ukraine Humanitarian Crisis Appeal, which supports Ukrainians who fled their homes after the Russian invasion of Ukraine.
This year’s first rehearsal will be on Monday, September 12 at First Free Methodist Church Moose Jaw at 7 p.m. Thereafter, each Monday practice will take place between 7:00 p.m. and 8:30 p.m.
Those who like to sing are welcome. There will be no auditions for participants but a one-time $25 registration fee to cover the cost of music or any other expenses.
Calhoun said the choir sings a variety of music and will sing at a nursing home during the Christmas season. She believes they sing just for fun to go out and let people enjoy their music.
After a short break for the Christmas holidays, the choir will be back in January and will continue to sing until spring, with the hope of giving a concert in the spring if all goes well.
If interested, please check out the Moose Jaw Community Facebook page for more information at
Moose Jaw Community Choir | Facebook or you can reach choir director Diane Rhodes at 306-640-8098.