Thank you to all who came out to support Tapestry Chamber Choir at the Mozart Requiem concerts with the York Chamber Ensemble. We were thrilled with the turn out and with the opportunity to share our love of choral music with our community. Click on the links below to enjoy both concert performances.
Keep coming back to this site for information regarding our upcoming season.
Musical Director Opportunity
Tapestry Seeks Conductor/Music Director
About the Choir: Through 34 years, Tapestry Chamber Choir has performed three or more concerts per year for the Aurora and Newmarket areas of York Region. Originally named “York Classics Ensemble”, the choir was founded in 1987 by Marie Devereux as a chamber choir made up of experienced local musicians
who wished to sing together offering both solo and choral performances for local audiences. Since then, the choir, averaging 25 singers, became more established under the leadership of successive Music Directors: Andrew Slonetsky 1988 – 2009; Tony Browning 2009 – 2016; Michael Morgan 2017; Trevor Dearham 2018 to 2023
The Choir typically performs in the Newmarket area. However, concerts through the years have seen Tapestry performances in Sharon, Aurora, Mount Albert, Port Hope, Sibbald Point, Thornhill, Barrie, Midland, King City, and The Foster Memorial in Uxbridge.
The Tapestry collaboration with the York Chamber Ensemble has continued through many seasons.
In addition to acapella works (both ancient and modern), and works with piano and orchestral accompaniment, Tapestry has invited numerous guest artists including soloists, violinists, guitarists, harpists, and trumpeters to perform with it.
Job Description – Conductor/Music Director:
Is a non-voting member of the Executive
Convenes and leads the singers and musicians at all rehearsals and concert. performances of the Choir, unless otherwise arranged with the agreement of the Executive
Works in collaboration with the Program and Repertoire Committee
Auditions prospective members of the Choir
Sets performance standards for the Choir
Collaborates with the President in the event of an existing member who is not meeting performance standards
Auditions and recommends guest artists, musicians, accompanists and other artistic staff for performance with the Choir, such recommendations to be approved by the Executive
Works with the Executive to identify possibilities and achieve consensus for performances outside the established concert season
Participates in the business management of the Choir through consultation with the President
Attends meetings of the Executive and other such meetings as may be required including Committee meetings at the request of the Committee Chair
Works with the Executive and the Choir to establish long-term planning objectives for the Choir
Allows full use of his/her personal name and photograph in publicity materials including, but not limited to, programs, flyers, advertisements, press releases, fundraising and grant applications, and recordings in any format (electronic, spoken or printed) for the purposes of promoting the Choir and the Music Director
Participates in media interviews and other opportunities to promote the Choir as required
Assists as necessary in the preparation and presentation of grant applications to potential funding bodies
Performs such other duties as may be mutually agreed upon by the Executive and Music Director
Applications will be accepted until October 1, 2023
Tapestry is looking for interested singers to join our choir. We would love to increase our numbers for our upcoming season of amazing choral music. We rehearse on Sunday nights from 7:30 p.m. – 9:30 p.m. at St. Paul’s Anglican Church in Newmarket.