On Saturday, May 5, 2018, the King Edward Choir is holding two concerts at the Collier Street United Church; one in the afternoon at 2:00, and the other in the evening at 7:30. This performance is called 'Time Travel', as it features a range of pieces from different time periods. Tickets can be purchased at the MacLaren Art Centre or at the door at a cost of $25.00 for adults and $15.00 for students.
Founded in 1952, the King Edward Choir has been a music staple in the Barrie community for 65 years. The founder, Jean Dobson, gathered together a small group of teachers and parents to form the King Edward Ladies’ Choir. The group quickly increased in size and reputation and, before long, both the choir and its audience had grown significantly.
Their mandate is to offer their choristers and audiences alike opportunities to experience new choral music, to expand the knowledge and appreciation of world music, to collaborate with other artists and art forms, and to seek and create educational opportunities for youth in our community.
The King Edward Choir is currently led by artistic director Oliver Balaburski and associate director Dan McCoy. The choir is formed of trained and amateur singers who are committed to creating beautiful music together in a passionate, informed and evocative manner.