A Joyful Noise Choir
A Joyful Noise Choir

Welcome to A Joyful Noise!

A Joyful Noise Choir

We believe that everyone can sing and should have a chance to do so. We provide safe, encouraging and supportive learning opportunities for everyone who wants to sing.

 

A Joyful Noise offers you three different choirs to choose from depending on what you are looking for in a choir, how much experience in choral singing you have, and what kind of commitment you feel you can bring.  If you click on About the Choirs you can read a description of each choir and decide which one most suits your needs and expectations and will give you the best choral experience. As you read about the choirs you will see that they all have an emphasis on  learning and experiencing the joy of singing.

 

Besides weekly rehearsals, A Joyful Noise offers members of all three choirs additional learning opportunities such as workshops in music theory, drumming, and improvisation. You will find yourself capable of doing things you never thought you could, while having fun and enjoying the company of others in our choral community.

 

The men are curious about who is singing over there!

When a group comes together for a single purpose and creates true ensemble (whether it is at work, in the community, in church, or in music), powerful things happen and lives are changed.

Marc A. Hafso

 

Who is A Joyful Noise?

We’ve come along way since we started out in 2004!. We began as one choir for people who believed they couldn’t sing. In fact, our members thought they couldn’t carry a tune in a bucket! Under the guidance and leadership of Artistic Director and A Joyful Noise founder Eva Bostrand, those 30 brave souls who signed up the first year soon found their voice. By the end of the first year, they were able to perform a concert for their friends and family. By the next year the membership in that choir had doubled and the numbers continued to grow each year. By 2008, so many people wanted to join A Joyful Noise that we had to start a second choir. Over the years members of both choirs continued to learn and to improve their confidence and skill. As the choir members became more advanced, it became difficult for those with no background in choral singing to join. So in 2014 we started a third choir to make sure there is a welcoming environment for everyone who wants to sing.

 

Who joins A Joyful Noise?

All kinds of people belong to our choirs - people of all ages from twenty somethings to senior citizens:

  • Some have sung in choirs their whole lives and want to improve their singing.
  • Others haven’t sung since they were in school and want to rediscover the joys of choral singing.
  • And some have never had the opportunity to sing in a choir before and honestly believe they cannot carry a tune in the proverbial bucket.
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Each one of them finds a place in one of our choirs.

 

What are the three choirs?

Here is a quick overview of our choirs. For more information please click on About the Choirs.

 

A Joyful Noise - wednesday choir

Rehearsals for Wednesday choir are structured like a choral class. No previous choral experience is necessary and members learn the building blocks of choral singing and have a chance to try out the new knowledge by singing fun and interesting repertoire. Wednesday choir does not perform in any formal public concerts. The first rehearsal this season is Wednesday, October 5, 2016 starting at 7:30 pm.

 

A Joyful Noise – monday choir

Monday choir is the place for you if you want to develop your confidence as a choral singer. No previous choral or music experience is required. During the choral year the choir will typically learn two different concert programs which it will perform to audiences in concerts. The first rehearsal this season is Monday, September 19, 2016 starting at 7:30 pm.

 

A Joyful Noise – thursday choir

During the choral season the choir will typically prepare three concert programs of more challenging repertoire to be presented in concerts. As with the other choirs, no audition is required. However, to feel comfortable with the level of difficulty and amount of repertoire, some musical knowledge is recommended. The first rehearsal this season is Thursday, September 22, 2016 starting at 7:30 pm.

 

How do I choose which choir is right for me?

The choice is yours! You don’t have to audition and you can pick which choir would be the best fit for you. To help you in your choice we suggest you read the descriptions of the choirs and think about which one best suits your learning and singing goals. If you would like some help with your decision, send us an email at info@ajoyfulnoisechoir.ca and Eva Bostrand will help you decide.

 

To find out more about the choirs, please click on About Us and then click on About the Choirs. For more information about how to decide which choir might be right for you, click on How to Decide Which Choir to Join.

 

Here’s another good way to find out what singing in a choir is like: check out the Summer Sampler offered by A Joyful Noise and led by Eva for three evenings from August 23 – August 25. This is a drop in workshop that gives prospective singers a chance to explore their singing voice and returning members the opportunity to get ready for the upcoming choral season. Further information about the Summer Sampler is available if you click on the Summer Sampler link.

 

We welcome your questions.  Please contact us at:

 

Email: info@ajoyfulnoisechoir.ca

Phone:  (780) 438-9080

Mail: A Joyful Noise Choir

P.O. Box 52182

Edmonton, Alberta

T6G 2T5