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A Thankful Thanksgiving

on Fri, 10/11/2013 - 09:09

Our warmest wishes to our friends and family at this special time of year.  ARCS has flourished and grown over the past 12 years thanks to the passion and perseverance of many volunteers and staff.  As we celebrate the fall harvest and our thoughts turn to those things for which we're thankful, I want to express my sincere thanks to you all.

The 2013-14 Season is off to a strong start!  What better indication of the health of ARCS is there than to witness the response to our fall registration?  Our choirs are blossoming and we're thrilled to have so many new and returning voices singing with us.  We're committed to our mission:  awakening, nurturing and sharing the magic of voices in harmony - and in those words lies the "secret sauce" of ARCS.

I look forward with excitement and anticipation to the months ahead as we pursue our mission, share our music and lift our voices.  Together with the board, artistic and admin teams, I wish you all a very Happy Thanksgiving!

All Ye Lads and Lasses...

on Sat, 09/07/2013 - 11:23

Ah, 'tis a pleasure to welcome you to ARCS and our 2013-14 season: British Invasion!  On our journey across the pond we'll be making stops in Scotland, Ireland, Wales and Britain...and we'll take some time to celebrate Christmas too!  A jolly good time is sure to be had by all.

Our repertoire is chosen and we can hardly wait to get started!  From the rousing "Wi' a Hundred Pipers" to the magical "Skyfall" from James Bond, ARCS choirs are on their marks to get our 12th season underway.  And as the summer comes to a close and our thoughts turn to leaf raking and snow tires (how very Canadian), we'll also be celebrating Christmas with another ecclectic and entertaining season of Up2Christmas.  Welcome back to all our returning singers and a harty "Good to have you with us" to all our new singers this year.

Registration remains ongoing through the month of September but space is filling up fast.  ARCS offers both auditioned and non-auditioned opportunities to sing and we encourage you to explore our website for full descriptions and details.  Those interested in more of a challenge in an ensemble setting please investigate "Something Different".  Those looking for a less intensive and non-performing singing experience, have a look at "Something Lite".  And, of course, our popular non-auditioned choirs Up2Something, Up2Christmas and She's Up2Something offer a unique and fun-filled opportunity to sing and perform.

So, start your engines and dust off the vocal chords...the ARCS 2013-14 Season is here!

British Invasion!

on Fri, 07/26/2013 - 15:07

As summertime settles in and we enjoy the longer, sunny days, the preparations for another season of singing are upon us!  On the heels of "Do You Hear the People Sing?", our 2013 season-end production, the Artistic Team at ARCS has set their collective mind to selecting more fun, ecclectic and enjoyable music to keep everyone singing through 2014.  Jolly good too -- because the 2013-14 season is just around the corner!

Perhaps we were inspired by the birth of Prince George (congrats to Prince William and Kate!), but maybe it was time we set our sights on music from another continent.  Then again, it could be simply because there is so much great music to explore from across the pond.  In any event, we're excited to celebrate the music of the British Isles (and the British Invasion) as we stiffen our upper lips and salute the music of Ireland, Scotland, Wales and Britain.  And yes, that includes the Beatles!  It's a royal musical feast that you won't want to miss!

Now with five programs for adults of all ages and stages, ARCS welcomes new men and women to get in on the action.  Registration for our programs is now open and in most cases, there's no audition!  Whether you're a seasoned performer who's as comfortable on the stage as bangers are with mash, or you're brand new to the wonderful world of choral music -- we've got something for everyone.  Our non-performing program, Something Lite, is especially appropriate for snow birds, students, young parents and busy professionals who just want a casual singing experience amongst friends.