DCAT Chorus



Parky's Canada Day

July 01, 2018

Get well soon, Parky! We all miss you at DCAT. Be sure to ask for a “tune-up” while you are in hospital!

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Rick Dixon - Seeking Office

June 24, 2018

Our Associate Music Director, Rick Dixon will be running as Norfolk County Councillor in the October elections! Best of luck, Rick! If anyone can get people “in tune with each other” you can!

Payton Gill in Les Miserables

June 24, 2018

Some of our chorus members will be attending a performance of Les Mis, presented by First Act Youth Company. Wyatt and Tara Gill’s daughter, Payton, auditioned for and won a role in this production. According to ‘EVENTFUL TORONTO’, “the Les Miserables School Edition packs an emotional wallop that has thrilled audiences all over the world. The sung-through piece is ideal for a cast of exceptional singers and overflows with melodies that are already standards”.

Les Mis will be presented at the Alumnae Theatre Main Stage, (70 Berkeley St. Toronto). The theatre itself is an historic Toronto landmark, formerly old Firehall #4 and was restored in 1972.

We are looking forward to the performances, July 20, 21, 22. “Break a leg”, Payton!

Annunciation Church Performance

February 20, 2018

On Tuesday, February 20, 2018, the Chorus performed at Annunciation Church on Victoria Park. This was a challenging performance in many ways. Our numbers were somewhat reduced because of vacations and work schedules. But, those who survived the morning rush hour traffic to be ready to warm-up at 9:30 were eager to do their best. To our surprise, singing in the morning is more difficult than we had anticipated. Perhaps we should all “sing in the shower” if we are to perform again in the morning! In spite of the heavy rain and a delay while waiting for more members of the audience to arrive, the Chorus performed well. The audience was very receptive to the music and to that of the Purrfections. Many sang along, and a couple even chose to dance to some of the older tunes. The Chorus was invited to stay for refreshments and to take part in a 50-50 type draw - Marg Gill was one of the lucky winners! After the performance, some of the members enjoyed The Afterglow at a restaurant nearby, and sang “The Old Songs” for the patrons before we left. Well done, DCAT!

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Wynford Delmanor Update

January 31, 2018

The DCAT Chorus was scheduled to perform at Wynford Delmanor on January 31, 2018. This would have been an event which was re-scheduled from November 2017. At that time too many members of the Chorus were battling flu bugs and our numbers were too reduced to offer a strong musical performance. Last week Wyatt Gill was unfortunately (for him and for all of us) too ill to conduct on the 31st, so it appeared Delmanor would once again be without an evening of DCAT entertainment for their Residents.

So, The Purrfections (Pat Ison, Marion Shearer and Sandy Hale) stepped in and with permission from Delmanor, volunteered to do an hour show. They sang for 40 minutes then lead a 20 minute sing-along. The audience of about 25 Residents, were quite responsive to all of the music, especially some of the Irish tunes which they sang with enthusiasm during the singsong. Ian Hale set up sound equipment and made sure the ladies’ voices were balanced. Rene Schuster (Soprano) came along for support and to help with the sing-along.

All in all, the Assistant Manager at Delmanor seemed to be pleased with the evening’s entertainment and we hope that DCAT will be able to perform for the Residents again soon.

Joan Tufts - January 30, 2018

January 30, 2018

DCAT Chorus sadly announces the passing of Joan Tufts.

Gord Irvine and grandson march in the Stoney Creek Santa Claus Parade

December 29, 2017

Gord Irvine (DCAT and Toronto Signals Band) with his grandson, Ben Majerly (Burlington Teen Tour Band) marched in the Stoney Creek Santa Claus Parade. Ben and the teen group will appear in the Pasadena Tournament of Roses Parade January 1, 2018.

Gord Irvine and his grandson Ben Majerly

June Beaumont inducted into Hall of Fame!

December 21, 2017

On December 20 2017, June Beaumont was inducted into the DCAT Hall of Fame. Read more…

Christmas Party!

December 20, 2017

Good friends, good food, and Christmas carols make for an enjoyable 2017 Christmas party.

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New Date for Wynford Delmanor Performance

November 30, 2017

The November 22, 2017 performance at Wynford Delmanor was postponed due to member illnesses.

The new date for the performance is January 31, 2018 at 7:30 pm. See the schedule for all the details.

November Newsletter Now Available

November 24, 2017

The November DCAT Purr-spective is now available in the newsletter section.