Treblemakers adult community choirs begin spring term
Conductor Penelope Dale and her husband, pianist Richard Maddock, have succeeded in bringing a love of singing to a widespread number of communities in the Georgian Triangle.
After only four years they have built an enthusiastic interest in singing throughout the countryside. They recently led a massed choir of more than 65 choristers of all ages through an uplifting program of favourites at St. John’s United Church, Creemore. They now have five Treblemaker choirs in Barrie, Collingwood, Creemore, Toronto and in Wasaga Beach, where they now live.
Their numbers are about 85 in these towns and 40 more in Toronto.
Research shows community singing benefits mental health, mental acuity and general wellbeing. It is easy to “forget your troubles” when singing!
Dale has a beautiful well-trained voice and enchanted the audience with two solos. Maddock, is a jazz pianist who used to play for the National Ballet School and is a joy to watch and to hear. He accompanies the choirs with tremendous rhythm, skill and energy.
They added percussionist Pieter Huyer for the concerts contributing to the rhythmic undertone of the performances.
If you like to sing, the new term is starting this week. Visit TheTreblemakers.ca or contact Joan VanDuzer, Toronto Treblemaker, at 416-432-4934.