The Nelson Choral Singers has been entertaining Nelson residents for many years. We are a large non-audition choir that presents concerts twice a year, at Christmas and in the spring. We perform a wide variety of music both secular and sacred and welcome anyone who likes to sing to our ranks. We like to encourage and support other choirs in the area, inviting them to perform with us in our concerts, delighting our audiences with a variety of performances and styles, as well as providing an opportunity and venue for smaller choirs to display their repertoire. You can also find us on facebook
Runs from Saturday December 9 2023 to Sunday December 10 2023
Approximate running time: 1 hour and 30 minutes
Let it Shine! Nelson Choral Singers & Cottonwood Singers Two choirs, one choral celebration! Saturday December 9, 7:30 pm and Sunday December 10, 2:00 pm
Two of Nelson’s vibrant choirs join forces in a joyful choral concert to banish the December darkness. Kathleen Neudorf directs the 50-strong Nelson Choral Singers, while Noémi Kiss leads the 30 Cottonwood Singers. The choral playlist from the Nelson Choral Singers includes a mix of contemporary classical numbers featuring the life-affirming pieces of Welsh composer Karl Jenkins. Christoph Martens is the accompanist. Cottonwood offers up a fun, rhythmic and beautiful collection of gospel songs accompanied by some of Nelson’s best jazz musicians: David Restivo, Stephen Parish, Rob Fahie and vocal soloist Aryn Sheriff. The choirs perform separately but also fill the stage for a couple of numbers en masse. Come in from the cold and enjoy this choral fusion!Scroll down for older concert recordings
Welcome to our Fall 2023 session!
Welcome to our Fall 2023 session! Please join us, and spread the word to others.
Kathleen Neudorf is putting together a great program for us — a mix of new pieces (several by contemporary Welsh classical composer Karl Jenkins) and favourites from our collection. We are delighted to have Christoph Martens back as our accompanist.
We’ll be rehearsing on Wednesday evenings, 7pm - 9pm, in the Nelson United Church (602 Silica Street). Enter the church via the rear door — the one with the ramp leading up to it. The session begins on Wednesday September 13th. 2023. On December 9th and 10th we will be joining forces with Cottonwood Singers to present a joint concert at the Capitol Theatre.
Important note: Covid has not disappeared. Please be aware that there are Covid-related risks of singing with others in-person and indoors, especially in a larger group. Decide whether you feel comfortable with these risks before you register.
We will sing as safely as we can. However adequate ventilation will not protect against short-range transmission due to close contact with an infected person. Masks can help; at choir they are optional, but encouraged. Above all, please do not come to choir if you are sick or have symptoms. When determining your own risk tolerance, please also respect the needs of our more vulnerable members who may be older or immune-compromised.
I would like to register for the Fall 2023 session.
Payment for the session ($120) is due the first week via e-transfer (email@example.com) or cash/cheque at the first rehearsal. By sending this email and providing my contact information for registration, I am also indicating that I have read and I understand the information in the rest of the information underneath.
* Phone number:
* Section (soprano, alto, tenor, baritone/bass);
* Will you be paying the $120 fee by e-mail transfer or cheque/cash at the first rehearsal? Or are you wanting to try out the choir first (in that case, payment is due by the end of September).
We are a mixed SATB choir of approximately 60 voices. Previous musical experience including the ability to read music would be helpful, but is not required. You will be guided through our program of music under the sure hand of director Kathleen Neudorf, and your fellow choristers.
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Costs are $120 per season/concert.
Kathleen Neudorf received her Music degrees in Vocal Performance at the University of Alberta. While in Edmonton she gave solo recitals, appeared as featured soloist and sang professionally for 14 years with Pro Coro Canada.
Kathleen taught voice, music history and conducted the women's choir at Augustana University. Since moving to Nelson she has performed for the Nelson Community Opera in "Marriage of Figaro", as soprano soloist for the "Haydn Mass" with Nelson Summer Songfest and given several recitals in Kaslo for the Chamber Music Series.
Kathleen took the position of music director for the NCS in September 2004.
For any further information about any aspects of singing or working with the Nelson Choral Singers, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org
Or you can mail us at:
Nelson Choral Singers
802 observatory st,
Nelson BC, V1L 4Z4
If you are looking for the setup document for the risers/shell click here to download (1MB version 2019)