Our Story

The Kelowna Community Chorus is characterized by its friendly atmosphere (newcomers are always welcome) and the challenge of pushing the limits of our musical ability forward every year. Chorus members are united by their love of good music of all genres, enjoyment of being able to sing together, and appreciation of our director and accompanist for their inspiring talent and dedication.

we are

A non-auditioned SATB adult choir with about 80 members drawn from throughout the central Okanagan.

We welcome everyone who wants to join us for the love of singing!

we perform

A wide variety of music genres including sacred and classical pieces, pop/rock, jazz, folk and show tunes.

Our concert schedule includes a winter holiday concert in late November and a spring concert in early April.

we rehearse

Wednesday evenings at First Mennonite Church, Kelowna.

Fall session runs from September to December; Spring session runs from January to April.

Members can join us for either or both sessions.

Artistic Direction

The Kelowna Community Chorus is fortunate to have very talented and accomplished artists and musicians instructing and inspiring us, and keeping our voices finely tuned.


SUSAN SKINNER - ARTISTIC DIRECTOR


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Susan Skinner began her vocal training at the University of Washington in Seattle, Washington, where she earned a Bachelor of Arts and a Bachelor of Music and finished her Masters of Vocal Performance program.

She sang as a professional opera singer throughout Germany, the USA and Canada, earning critical acclaim for her vocal skills.

During her Master studies, she studied Choral Conducting from Rodney Eichenberger and has kept up her conducting training with summer programs with Mr. Eichenberger and others.

In addition to taking her Unity Choir to Carnegie Hall, NYC, she is currently a Voice Teacher at Wentworth Music and Musical Director of Kelowna Community Chorus.

Susan loves working with singers of all ages, helping them explore the exciting world of choral music while having a lot of fun in the process.


URSULA PIDGEON - ACCOMPANIST


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Ursula Pidgeon received her Bachelor of Music degree from Queen’s University, majoring in piano performance and oboe.

As a scholarship recipient at the Banff Centre, she studied Piano Literature and Pedagogy with Dr. Robin Wood.

Ursula and her family moved from Ottawa to West Kelowna in 2010. She thoroughly enjoys participating in the rich musical life here in the Okanagan!

Ursula teaches students of all ages and all levels. Her contagious enthusiasm encourages students to do their best, whether preparing for music festivals, exams, or just playing for their own personal growth.

Ursula is accompanist for Kelowna Community Chorus, Okanagan Festival Singers, and KCMS Youth Choir. She also keeps busy accompanying students for exams and Kiwanis Festival.

Come sing with us!


We would be delighted to have you join us. Feel free to "sit in" on a rehearsal to see what we are all about before you register. No audition is necessary. If you love to sing, we'd love to have you!

Fees: $60 per session (refundable only until registration closes).

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