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Director: Dawn Harwood-Jones
Accompanist: Barbara Tuck
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Choir Notes: what's coming up

Saturday, Nov 9th:
- Veteran's luncheon, Chester Legion.

Monday, Nov 11th, 1PM:
- Remembrance Day, Chester Basin Legion

Wednesday, Nov 13th, 6:30 for 7PM
- Shoreham

Saturday, Nov. 23rd 6:30 for 7:30 show (estimate)
- With Chester Brass Band, St. Stephen's Church

Friday, Nov 29th,
- Father Christmas Festival, Mahone Bay

Sunday, Dec 8th, 2:30 (ON TIME please)
- rehearsal for Sing Choirs at Baptist church

Sunday, Dec 15th, 2:30 sharp
- rehearsal for Sing Choirs at Baptist church

Wednesday, Dec 18th, 6:30 for 7:30 pm
- Sing! Choirs, Chester United Baptist Church (Concert blacks with coloured highlight - scarf, tie etc)

Thursday, Dec 19th, "snow date" for Sing Choirs

About us

The Studio Singers, under the direction of Dawn Harwood-Jones, kept in tune (sort of) by accompanists Barb Tuck and Zane Meisner, and kept on their toes by music arranger/assistant conductor Peter Robson, is a ragtag bunch of people who love to sing. Variously known as the Shower Stall Singers and the OK Chorale, the group has been singing together for 20 or 25 years (nobody can really remember). They have performed for David Sukuki (among others), backed up Laura Smith and Pat Watson (among others), and performed at such diverse venues as Shoreham Village, the Chester Playhouse, the Fo'c'sle Tavern, several churches, several Legions, the Oak Island Inn, the Halifax Jazz Festival and the Rebecca Cohn Auditorium. They made their recording debut as real studio singers on Pat Watson's award-winning CD Feeling Good.

Studio Singers at Chester Basin Legion, November 11th, 2017


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Music Files ...

Song Finale*
.mus file
YouTube video or audio performance pdf file audio file
And the Glory - Learn your part!
- -
Hymn to Freedom download - - audiofile
The First Noel (Dan Forrest) - 1. Univ. Utah
2. community choir
- -
Goin' Home - video- small choir
video - piano & large choir
- -
My Lord, He Is A Comin' Soon - Audio performance
Click on "Listen"
- -
Of the Father's Heart Begotten
(unison, Men, Women, All)
- video performance - -
Time to say goodbye (New!) - - pdf Chester Brass
audio file
for practicing
What Sweeter Music All parts: download
Soprano: download
Alto: download
Tenor: download
Bass: download
1. video
2. video
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* Download Finale Notepad (free)

Finale tip: To hear only your part: From the "Window" pull-down menu, select "Instrument List", then check the "S" column beside your part. Then close that little window, and click the play button (right-pointing arrow above music). This actually allows you to hear a staff, so if two parts (e.g. Alto & Sop) are on the staff, you'll hear both.

Reference materials

Also of Interest...

* performance by Studio Singers and Calgary's
Westwinds Music Society, Chester, July 23, 2012


Recent pics:  At the Fo'c'sle Tavern after our performance at Shoreham, May 30, 2018.

Not so recent pics:  Ted and Stephanie perform the "Spamalot" spoof of musicals at our year-end choir bash in June 2016.

older pics


Chandler's Cove

After practice


John Bird &
Pat Watson

backing Pat,
Lunenburg, 2009

A word from Anne: three things we need to work on (nag, nag, nag...)

Progamming by Anne L. ()