Welcome to THE LYNNE SINGERS Society!
THE LYNNE SINGERS choruses and ensembles have been entertaining audiences in Edmonton and surrounding communities for over 40 years. We sing Rock & Roll from the 50s, 60s and 70s, Big Band Swing, Christmas songs and carols (often in those rock and roll and swing styles), Gospel and Musical Theatre.
We continue to fill a special niche in the Edmonton choral community by welcoming into membership anyone who loves to sing, can match pitch, and is willing to learn. Experience and training are welcome but not required. As with any chorus, home practice (to prepare for rehearsal) is a requirement. Each member receives a rehearsal CD to assist that home work.
THE LYNNE SINGERS was started by Lynne Frances in 1974, originally as a Women's Chorus only. In 1982, the men's chorus was added, making possible their first mixed chorus performance in the spring of 1982. As well, over the years, we have always had an assortment of ensembles available for those who would like to increase their skills.
The Women's and Men's Choruses combine to form a Mixed Chorus for our major Christmas and Spring Concerts.
The original Women's Chorus rehearsed on Monday afternoons and that continued for thirty-five years, until the decision was made to transition to evening rehearsals for both the Men's and Women's Choruses.
Women's Chorus - Monday evenings
Men's Chorus - Wednesday evenings
We get a great deal of enjoyment from sharing our music with audiences in nursing homes, hospitals, seniors centres, at special events throughout the city and at our annual Christmas and Spring concerts. We will happily go anywhere we are invited in order to share our love of music.
Lynne received her A.R.C.T. in piano/teaching as a teenager and has been teaching ever since. She studied piano with Lillian Sumarlidason, Ernestine Rusnell, and Albert Krywolt; voice privately with Ruth New and Jean Letourneau, and with David Astor in the Opera/Oratorio programme at Grant MacEwan Community College; choral conducting at Alberta College; and Kodaly at the University of Alberta.
She sang with the Edmonton Symphony Chorus for five years and has been Music Director at several Edmonton churches.
She teaches piano, theory, ear training, and sight reading.
In 1997 Lynne was awarded the Alberta Choral Federation's Con Spirito award for her "outstanding contribution to choral music in the community of Edmonton".
Lynne founded THE LYNNE SINGERS in 1974 and has been Director and principal accompanist since that time.
Membership in THE LYNNE SINGERS offers:
- Continuing education in ear training, sight reading, vocal production, performance skills and general musicianship at weekly rehearsals. As well, members take part in a full day rehearsal in January, and a weekend rehearsal in September.
- No auditions. The requirements for membership are: a love of singing, the ability to match pitch (i.e. carry a tune), a willingness to learn, and a commitment to home practice in order to prepare for rehearsals (see #4).
- Membership fees that are kept at a minimum.
- Rehearsal recordings for those who don't read music as well as they would like. They contain your particular part for every song you must learn during the season.
- A caring, sharing, family atmosphere with everyone carrying their share of the work load.
We'd love to have you join us.
For information, please call...
Lynne A Frances, A.R.C.T., R.M.T.
THE LYNNE SINGERS Society
THE LYNNE SINGERS is a proud member of Choir Alberta.
THE LYNNE SINGERS is pleased to acknowledge the generous support of the Alberta Foundation for the Arts.
THE LYNNE SINGERS is pleased to acknowledge the support of the Edmonton Arts Council.
THE LYNNE SINGERS is pleased to acknowledge the generous support of the City of Edmonton.