The Newcombe Singers is a unique choir with deep roots on Vancouver Island, a welcoming culture, and a commitment to both musical growth and to service for our singers, audiences, and community.
Open to all voices without audition, we sing beautiful, uplifting, and sometimes challenging choral repertoire from the Renaissance to the present day. A community-facing choir since its founding in 1967, we sing two public concerts a year, appearing also at the BC Legislature, and in seniors’ residences throughout our city.
As part of our ongoing “Choral Bridges” project developed by our Music Director, Kathryn Whitney, our current concert programming mixes traditional choral music with important, newly composed works, and music that fosters understanding and connection with under-represented groups in our community.
Join the Newcombe Singers to sing stunning choral music, improve your choir skills, serve your community, and be part of a very special company of musicians. We are looking forward to singing with you, or to welcoming you to one of our concerts this season!
John Rutter, Bob Chilcott, Cait Nishimura, Larry Nickel, Imant Raminsh, Clara Schumann, Orlando Lasso, Akiko Kondo, Ro Ogura, and featuring the world premiere of a new setting by Ramona Luengen of the poem “How the Blossoms are Falling” by Joy Kogawa.
We acknowledge with respect and thanks the Xwsepsum (Esquimalt), Lekwungen (Songhees), and WSÁNEĆ peoples, together with the Quw’utsun (Cowichan Tribes) Scia’new (Beecher Bay), T’Sou-ke (Sooke) Nations, and other First Nations on Vancouver Island and the Gulf Islands, on whose unceded ancestral lands the Newcombe Singers is based.