Treblemakers start summer session
Last Friday evening, The Treblemakers adult community choir gave a fantastic “The Sixties… with a Twist” concert. The audience was totally involved and gave the director, Penelope Dale, her pianist husband Richard Maddock and guest percussionist Pieter Huyer a standing ovation.
The summer term starts the week of July 2nd. Penelope and Richard have one week off before starting again. “Off” has little meaning for these two who must prepare the music, written and performed in parts on CDs for everyone, but especially for those who don’t read music. There are now five choirs: Wasaga Beach (where they moved to from Toronto four years ago), Barrie, Collingwood, Creemore and Toronto.
As Penelope pointed out to the audience, music does more than encourage singing. It creates friendships and a sense of community – and for some whose lives are not smooth sailing, joyous relief. The choir encourages adults of all ages to join. In the Simcoe County/Georgian Triangle area, there are four rehearsal locations, including a Thursday afternoon class in Creemore. Check the choir’s website for details on rehearsal times/days/locations, at www.TheTreblemakers.ca. There are no auditions.
It was fun to hear as part of a sixties medley, “Born to be Wild” sung with gusto by all members of the choir, even those who were edging 90!
We are so lucky to have such a talented pair in our midst, encouraging the love of music.