Higher Ground Women's Ensemble

A North Vancouver Based – Women's Choir

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Yule Duel Interview with Janet Warren

Getting ready for tonight’s concert? Well we certainly are! We even had a little warm up performance last week. Read all about it below.

In the lead up to our inaugural participation at Yule Duel, our own Janet Warren was interviewed by the host organization, the Gastown BIA. In case you missed it, we won for best vocals! Read excerpts below or the full interview at: Meet the Choirs of Yule Duel 2017

What got you into choral singing?

Janet: I’ve been singing since I was born! My sisters and I were “The Bye Sisters” on a CTV weekly variety show called “Banjo Parlor” in the mid-70’s. I have sung professionally since then; I taught choral music in North Vancouver for 35 years.

What brought you into Yule Duel?

Janet: Two of our members spent the evening last year at Yule Duel and came back to the choir saying it would be a worthwhile and fun event to participate in. We love taking part in events that have a target recipient for profits. May’s Place is a terrific example!

What is the musical style of your repertoire?

Janet: We sing every style of choral music! We love vocal jazz and a large segment of our spring repertoire is always jazz. We have learned a lot about our voices from singing world music–especially music from parts of Africa–but we also celebrate the choral heritage with music from past periods. A focus for us is choral music written by and for women.

Wanna know how we won?!?! Check this out!

Did you miss us at Yule Duel? Come to Highlands United Church in Edgemont tonight for our annual Christmas concert! Get tickets online or at the door (if there are any left!!!!).

 

Carolling for a Cause: Yule Duel Dec 7 2017

Higher Ground is excited and proud to join this year’s Yule Duel!

We are “Carolling for a Cause” in support of May’s Place, a hospice for compassionate end-of-life care.

Please come! Please donate!

Yule duel brings together choirs from across the Lower Mainland to sing Christmas carols loud and proud from the sidewalks of Gastown. The best in show go head-to-head in a series of sing-offs on the main stage. All proceeds benefit May’s Place.

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