Guelph Chamber Choir hosts first concert of season

GUELPH – Bob Chilcott’s Five Days that Changed the World is the Guelph Chamber Choir’s first 2019-20 concert.

Along with other works the concert will be performed on Oct. 27 at 3pm at Harcourt Memorial United Church, 87 Dean Avenue in Guelph.

Joining the choir are the young voices of the Guelph Collegiate Vocational Institute Chamber Choir who, under the direction of Lane Osborne, have enjoyed six consecutive invitations to Musicfest Nationals as well as local and international festivals.

Alison MacNeill will be featured on piano and Dr. Richard Moore will bring his mastery of rhythm on a variety of percussion instruments, officials say.

The title piece, Bob Chilcott’s Five Days that Changed the World, highlights five moments that connected and advanced humanity: the invention of printing, the abolition of slavery, the first powered flight, the discovery of penicillin and the first human in space.

The music is varied, with threads of humour, poignancy, and wonder woven throughout the various movements.

Single tickets are now available for $25 each or four for $80.

Young adults are encouraged to attend with $10 tickets for students and those 30 and under, and only $5 for youth 14 and under.

Tickets are available through the River Run Centre online at or by calling 519-763-3000.   

Subscription tickets for Guelph Chamber Choir’s 2019-20 four-concert series including Messiah are still available for $125. Visit