Theatre Ancaster Chorus

Ages 19 and over

The Theatre Ancaster Chorus is an adult SATB choral group (soprano, alto, tenor and bass), established in 2013.

Designed for experienced adult singers, the group brings excitement in musical choices, a chance for people to sing and learn together, and a new way to reach out to the community through music.

Led by Tammy Johnson and accompanied by Monica Admiral, the choristers enjoy singing a variety of music from Broadway, jazz and American standards to pop, gospel and country.  And, of course, seasonal favourites at the December shows.

Contact us at  chorus@theatreancaster.com for more information.

Program Dates:

September 7 – December 14, 2022
January 11 – May 10, 2023

Performance Dates:

December 15-17, 2022
May 12-14, 2023

Location:

Ancaster Memorial Arts Centre
Voortman Studio Theatre
357 Wilson Street East
Ancaster, ON, L9G 2C1

Tammy Johnson

Tammy Johnson

Director

Tammy’s passion for music was ignited at the age of four when she began singing on stage with her father. By the age of sixteen, she had performed in many Musical Theatre productions with the Oshawa Choral Society, a touring children’s rock band and had earned her Grade Eight Piano and Grade Ten Vocal Certificates from the Royal Conservatory of Music. She explored various types of music and theatre through her high school years and continued on to graduate from the Humber College Vocal Jazz Performance Program.

In college, Tammy branched out to world music, folk and ethnic songs, and all along, there were festivals, and shows, and leading choirs and choruses. She also travelled to Europe for a summer with a U.S. choir singing in cathedrals from country to country.

Tammy has had a passion for teaching music to all ages since 1995, both privately and in a school setting. She has earned her Early Childhood Music Education Diploma through the Royal Conservatory. 

Monica Admiral

Monica Admiral

Accompanist

Collaborative pianist Monica Admiral lives in Alberton and freelances as pianist and accompanist to soloists, music ensembles and music theatre groups. A graduate of McMaster University and Associate to the Royal Canadian College of Organists, Monica is currently organist at St. Columba & Pioneer Memorial Churches, accompanies the McMaster University Choir and Cantemus Ensemble and the Theatre Ancaster Chorus. She also performs with ARCADY, a performing arts group based in Brantford. Recent projects include South Pacific with Theatre Ancaster’s Classics Company, and a radio-theatre presentation of It’s a Wonderful Life. Monica has previously taught high school vocal/choral music, and also recorded two albums of music for solo piano: Doxology and Keys to Christmas.

FAQ

What are the requirements to be in the chorus?

The chorus is for experienced singers with the ability to sight-read.  An audition with the vocal director is required. Auditions are held when spots become available.

How do I join?

Please complete this application form to apply for an audition.  

Suitable candidates will be contacted for an audition when a spot becomes available in their vocal section.

How much does it cost?

The fee for the 2022/2023 season is currently under review.

What if I can only do one term in a season?

Although for continuity we like to have all members for the entire season, we realize sometimes life gets in the way. If you can only commit to one term, your fee will be adjusted accordingly.