Higher Ground Women's Ensemble

A North Vancouver-based Women's Choir

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Spring Concert 2018: Pairings 2.0

If you’re like me, spring puts, well, a little “spring” in my step! And what pairs better with lighter footsteps than some beautiful music sung from the heart?!

Intrigued by the title, I asked our Director, Janet Warren, what inspired our original Pairings and now a return with Pairings 2.0. She pointed to the broad range of styles and eras of songs we sing, “With our music, it may be music from 2 different centuries that say the same thing; 2 similar pieces but from different genres; or 2 pieces that totally contrast.”

Please join us as we round out another inspiring season of choral music and community, and perhaps you will discover some interesting pairings you might not have thought to put together!

Poster designed by Milo Coulthard

Pairings 2.0 will take place 7:30 pm May 26 at Mulgrave School, 2330 Cypress Bowl Lane, West Vancouver.

Get your tickets through Brown Paper Tickets (https://highergroundpairings.brownpapertickets.com), which prides itself on being a fair trade ticketing company.

Benefit Concert with Zephyra Women’s Choir

We are pleased to join the talented ladies of Zephyra Women’s Choir yet again in concert at Highlands United Church in Edgemont Village this Sunday at 3:00 pm.

The proceeds from this concert will be donated to Shelter-to-Home. whose mission is to help “people living on the North Shore, who are either transitioning from homelessness to independent living, or who are living on extremely limited incomes.”

A $10 donation is suggested.

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!!!!).