Guelph Chamber Choir Presents Handel’s Messiah – And A Brand New CD!

Guelph, Ontario – December 5, 2011 – The Guelph Chamber Choir’s 2011/2012 season continues with Handel’s Messiah at the River Run Centre on Saturday, December 17, 2011 at 8 pm.

Handel's masterwork embodies the essence of Christmas in sublime music of birth, renewal and celebration.

Gerald Neufeld, conductor of the Guelph Chamber Choir says:

"Messiah brings us the joy of the season through a tradition that has inspired generations of music lovers. Performed together with some of Canada’s best players on period instruments of Handel’s time, this is a unique performance that brings a freshness to the words and music."

As in the past 3 years, tickets are rapidly selling out for this one night only presentation in the comfortable acoustics of The River Run Centre’s Main Theatre. Reserve your tickets soon to avoid disappointment.

The Guelph Chamber Choir is proud to have two of its members, Carolynne Godin and Chris Fischer, as soloists for this concert.


Jennie Such, soprano, is known for the "glowing conviction" she brings to her performances. She has performed with opera companies and choral societies across Canada and has been featured in the Mirvish production of The Sound of Music as well as a film project based on Mozart’s Magic Flute.

Carolynne Godin, alto, has performed as a member and frequent soloist with the Elmer Iseler Singers before developing her current diverse career as soloist in both the concert and theatre worlds with numerous orchestras and choral societies across Canada and the U.S

Chris Fischer, tenor has earned a reputation as a flexible and intelligent interpreter of a great variety of roles in opera, oratorio and recital. He has appeared as a soloist in Handel’s Messiah more than eighty times, with choirs and orchestras throughout Ontario in addition to his work as a private music teacher and organist at Knox Presbyterian Church in Guelph.

Jason Nedecky, bass, has won acclaim for his expressive and meticulous artistry as a soloist in concert and recital engagements. This bilingual baritone has appeared with the International Bach Festival Toronto, Canadian Opera Company, and most recently was a soloist with Consort Caritatis in Mozart's Requiem on the Dalmatian Coast and in northern Italy.

Musica Viva Orchestra will be accompanying the performance on period instruments.

Single tickets are now available for only $30 each or four for $100. We encourage young adults to attend with $10 tickets for those 30 and under and only $5 for youth with the popular eyeGO programme. Remaining tickets are available through the River Run Centre by calling 519-763-3000 or online at

Special thanks go out to our evening’s sponsors, John and Barbara Wood

NEW CD! "Remember" is a collection of memorable songs Canada commemorating our history and the US. From songs written by Stan Rogers to a guest appearance by Guelph’s own James Gordon, the CD reminds us that remembering our folk roots is the foundation for the stories and myths of a people and of a nation.

CDs are available at our concert, from choir members and at the following Guelph retail outlets: Ground Floor Music, The Bookshelf, Wild Birds Unlimited, University Pharmacy and Prime Care Pharmacy (in the Village By The Arboretum).

Visit their website at or call 519-836-5103.