Welcome to A Joyful Noise!

Summer Choir 2022

For six weeks during the summer, Joyful singers will meet in Central McDougall Park to sing our choral favorites! Join us, weather permitting, on Wednesday evenings at 7:00 PM from June 29 to August 3. To register online, click HERE. If you prefer a pdf registration form, click HERE. Have questions? Email us at summer@ajoyfulnoisechoir.ca.

Community Workshops

Kaslo Summer Choral Workshop

August 15 – 19, 2022 This week-long intensive workshop invites singers of diverse ability levels to come together to sing choral music that is both fun and challenging, in a relaxed and supportive atmosphere.

The workshop aims to offer a balanced experience: building musical confidence, choral skills and vocal techniques, as well
as encouraging new friendships and collaborations and enjoying some holiday time. Late afternoons and evenings are
mostly free, so you can relax and just enjoy being in alpine Nirvana! The week concludes with a community concert and

Find out more by clicking Here

Choir Alberta SongBurst Workshop

August 15-19, 2022 SongBurst is a non-auditioned week-long summer choir for adults. Choir members learn a variety of music together in a casual and supportive setting. At the end of the week, the choir performs a wrap-up concert for family, friends, and fans.

Find out more by clicking Here

Safe for All

As we continue to grapple with the changing Covid 19 situation, A Joyful Noise is working to offer a safe and rewarding choir season for everyone.  We anticipate a return to in person rehearsals for the 2022-23 season. Proof of current vaccination status, a signed waiver and mask use may be required for in person singing. 

We understand that some singers may not be prepared to sing in person, and are working on what form a Zoom option could take.

To learn more about Joyful rehearsals this season, email info@ajoyfulnoisechoir.ca

A Joyful Noise

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

A Joyful Noise Choir

A Joyful Noise is an inclusive organization. To make sure there is an opportunity to sing for everyone we offer three non-auditioned choirs and everyone is welcome. You can choose which choir you wish to join depending on what you are looking for in a choir, how much experience in choral singing you have, and what kind of commitment you will bring. To make sure you find the choir that is the best fit, we encourage you to read about the choirs by clicking on About the Choirs. 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 small group rehearsals and workshops in music theory 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.

“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 with 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 continue to develop their musicianship in a challenging and inspiring environment.
  • 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.

Each one of them finds a place in one of our choirs.

When does choir start?

Rehearsals for the 2022 -2023 season begin in September, and our second term starts up again in January after a holiday break. We are accepting new members throughout the season.

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.

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 in a variety of settings, from formal concerts to outreach performances in seniors’ homes and hospitals. From time to time Monday Choir also enjoys going on a road trip and participating in out of town workshops. To cap off their year, singers tell us one of the highlights is the annual Talent Night when they get a chance to perform for each other in a fun and relaxed setting.

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 or choral experience is necessary. New members are invited to attend a voice placement session with our conductor, Eva Bostrand, after registration. Travel is also a part of Thursday Choir’s choral year. Some years the road trips are within western Canada but other years the choir goes on an international tour to such wonderful destinations as Iceland, Malta, and Sardinia.

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 experience and learning goals. If you would like some help with your decision, send us an email at info@ajoyfulnoisechoir.ca and we will help you decide.

To find out more about the choirs, please 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.

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