About - Georgetown Choral Society

About the Georgetown Choral Society

The Georgetown Choral Society has delighted audiences with their music since 1971.

The choir, under the musical leadership of Interim Director, Eleanor Wallace, has approximately 60 members,.  We perform a mixed genre of musical works and have performed at such locations as Roy Thomson Hall in Toronto. We have also performed in Holland,  England and Ireland.

We present two major concerts per year, and we also perform in several benefit concerts.

Georgetown Choral Society rehearsal for Canada 150 performance

Artistic Director

Eleanor Wallace was appointed Interim Music Director of the Georgetown Choral Society on December 29, 2022, following the departure of Chris Dawes who had a long history of both accompanying and leading the GCS.

Eleanor recently retired from the Halton District School Board as a high school music teacher. For the past ten years, Eleanor has been teaching music at Garth Webb Secondary School, located in Oakville. It was a privilege, indeed, for Eleanor to have started the music programme at GWSS upon the school’s opening in 2012. Previously, Eleanor taught music at Georgetown District High School for 23 years. Along the way, Eleanor worked with many wonderful students, parents teaching colleagues and mentors. With a Bachelor of Music degree in violin and piano, Eleanor describes herself as a lifelong learner and has invested in countless professional development opportunities and courses throughout her 40 year career including,  Jamey Aebersold Jazz Camps, choral conducting courses at Westminster Choir College, a division of Rider University (Princeton, New Jersey), and most notably, the Summer Choral Conducting Symposium held at The University of Oxford and taught by Dr. James Jordan, a leading choral pedagogue and author of several books. During the symposium, Eleanor enjoyed the opportunity of working with Dr. Jordan’s fabulous choir.

Having worked alongside wonderful students in the Concert Band and Jazz Band idioms and taken many ensembles to National Competitions and festivals as well as Performance Tours to European destinations, Eleanor is delighted to be appointed as the Interim Choral Director of the GCS. Eleanor looks forward to supporting this superb musical organization with its many remarkable accomplishments over its 52 year history and, of course, its record of excellence in choral singing.  While making music with others is an extraordinary and noble endeavour, most of all, Eleanor values the important sense of community that the Georgetown Choral Society fosters and represents.

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