Join Age of Majority Singers on Sunday, December 17th 2023 at Knox Presbyterian in Waterloo for their annual winter concert.
Through a wide range of choral settings, from traditional to popular, we encounter text and soundscapes that speak to moments of every-day wonder, and we ponder how these moments can bring us joy, meaning, and community.
Duration: Approx. 1.5 hours
Tickets: $20 for adults | $15 for seniors and students | Children 11 and under FREE
Artistic Director: Megan Brenneman
Accompanist: Julie Armes
“The most beautiful experience we can have is the mysterious. It is the fundamental emotion which stands at the cradle of art and science.” - Albert Einstein
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Join Age of Majority Singers on Wednesday, November 29, 2023 at 8:00pm for a preview of their winter concert. This free event will take place during a regular AOMS rehearsal, and provides an opportunity for the public to get a rare behind-the-scenes glimpse of our choir working on new material!
Get a preview of some of the music being worked on for the winter 2023 concert, and see how AOMS music comes together!
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Welcome back singers! AOMS will be returning for our Fall 2023 season on September 13, 2023 at 7:30pm!
We are returning to the Kingsdale Community Centre for the fall term, with our winter concert being planned in December at Knox Presbyterian in Waterloo.
To register, visit www.aomskw.com/sing-with-us.
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April 22, 2023
$13,000 OTF Grant Helps AOMS Choir Rebuild
Waterloo, ON - On Saturday, local MPPs Laura Mae Lindo and Catherine Fife attended the Age of Majority Singers performance of Grow at Knox Presbyterian Church in Waterloo. MPPs Fife and Lindo attended the concert to celebrate the $13,500 Resilient Communities fund grant that Age of Majority Singers received from the Ontario Trillium Foundation (OTF). The funds were used to produce high-quality artistic programming.
"Age of Majority Singers offers a safe, inclusive environment for social connection and provides community members with opportunities to foster and share their love of music. It is encouraging that this Resilient Communities Fund grant was able to offer support as AOMS rebuilds and adapts to the effects of COVID-19. Congratulations on the receipt of this grant and your continued success!" said Catherine Fife, MPP for Waterloo.
The Age of Majority Singers (AOMS) artistic programming is centered upon themes of social justice, anti-racism and reconciliation. The Ontario Trillium Foundation Grant has allowed the choir to prepare meaningful artistic experiences that enrich the lives of the community through music.
“My sincerest congratulations to the Age of Majority Singers on being the recipient of the Resilient Communities Fund grant from the Ontario Trillium Foundation. The Age of Majority Singers is founded in the community, creating a welcoming and accessible space for your adults through music,” added Laura Mae Lindo, MPP for Kitchener Centre. “The OTF grant will allow rebuilding and recovering from the impacts of COVID-19 through purchasing audio-visual equipment, supporting rental costs, and offering choral art programming with flexible hybrid formats to prioritize health and safety. Through this grant, the Age of Majority Singers will be able to continue their work in community through inclusivity and commitment. Congratulations, and I wish you many more years of success.”
In addition, the grant has helped AOMS rebuild from the impact of COVID-19 by enabling the choir to recruit both former and new singers through additional marketing and advertising efforts. Finally, the grant has permitted the choir to implement important health and safety measures to facilitate in-person rehearsals and performances.
“The Age of Majority Singers is grateful to the Ontario Trillium Foundation for their support through the Resilient Communities Fund as we engage in our first in-person season since the global pandemic began” said Megan Brenneman, Artistic Director of the Age of Majority Singers. “This grant has allowed our community choir to begin the process of safely gathering to sing and rebuild as a necessary and vibrant part of the arts community within the Region of Waterloo”.
The Age of Majority Singers is a community choir devoted to creating a welcoming and accessible space for young adults to find and share their joy of music. Their work is guided by the values of inclusivity, commitment, and community. If you wish to learn more about the choir and how you can become involved, please visit the website at: https://www.aomskw.com/
The Ontario Trillium Foundation (OTF), an agency of the Government of Ontario, and one of Canada’s leading granting foundations celebrates 40 years of grant-making in Ontario and making a lasting impact in communities. Last year, OTF invested over $110M into 1,022 community projects and partnerships. Visit otf.ca to learn more.
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Age of Majority Singers
AOMS is excited to present our first concert in 3 years! Join us on December 11, 2022 at the Victoria Park Pavilion in Kitchener.
Doors & Silent Auction: 2PM
A word from our artistic director: "The word hearth evokes the idea of a gathering place and a place of warmth. We gather to connect with ourselves, with each other, and the world around us. There is something about gathering with others to sing that moves us - that helps us explore the range of the human experience in relationship to each other and to the earth - joy, beauty, sorrow, pain, hope, love - and so much more. The words “hear”, “heart”, “earth”, and “art” are all contained in this one word - hearth - and so this concert centers around these ideas. Join Age of Majority Singers for an afternoon around the hearth!" - Megan Brenneman.
The concert will be performed in two parts, with a 15 minute intermission. Featuring performances and collaborations with Eric Jackson & The Willow River Band.
Tickets are available online in advance or at the door for cash/eTransfer.
- $20 (Adults)
- $15 (Seniors/Students)
- Children 11 and under Free
Registration is now OPEN for the Age of Majority Singers Fall Choir Season!!
Fill out the form below to be added to our list of singers for September. Details regarding rehearsal dates, times, and locations, as well as voice placements, will be communicated in mid-August to all registrants.
Age of Majority singers wants to thank everyone for checking out our virtual concert, Branches, on December 11th. The night was filled with music, reflection, and conversation.
For anyone who missed it, check it out on YouTube below!
Age of Majority Singers invites you to join us for an evening of music and dialogue around themes of allyship, racial justice and awakening to action.
The program includes excerpts from a panel discussion with Kevin Ramessar, and Jon Corbin, as well as songs and video.
Age of Majority Singers is a community choir based in Kitchener-Waterloo, whose mission is to foster a diverse community in which young people can share their love of music.
Kevin Ramessar is a multi-instrumentalist, teacher, composer, and conductor whose Broadway credits include Beautiful: The Carole King Musical, To Kill A Mockingbird, Jesus Christ Superstar, and Dear Evan Hansen. Having spent the last 20 years touring internationally, Kevin finds joy in vibrant musical collaborations, and is deeply committed to anti-colonial, anti-racist practices and cultivating more equitable, just, and inclusive communities. You can find out more at kevinramessar.com.
Jon Corbin is a Canadian hip-hop artist, spoken word poet, speaker, band leader, writer and DJ based in Milton, ON. He is also a high school teacher and father of five children with his wife, Abigail. Since 2001, first under the name The Runaway, Jon has blessed stages big and small with lyrical themes of faith, love, family, social justice, and personal growth. You can find out more at joncorbinmusic.com.
If you would like to support the choir financially, you may make a donation via your ticket registration by entering a value in the 'donation' box as part of your registration, otherwise, you may support us by clicking here.
On October 12th, 2021, AOMS was honoured to be able to spend time at O:se Kenhionhata:tie (Land Back Camp) in Waterloo, Ontario for a night of singing and sharing stories around a fire.
We extend our thanks to the members of the camp for allowing us to spend time in their sacred space, sharing in music together. Our singers learned the pronunciation of the Mohawk word that is the name of the camp. O:se Kenhionhata:tie means 'Willow River' and is what the Grand River was called by the indigenous peoples who lived on and around it's banks until the French settlers arrived and changed the name. It is pronounced "O-see Gon-Yun-Hah-Dah-Jee"
On December 16th, 2020, Board Member, Eric Jackson & Artistic Director, Megan Brenneman spoke with Mike Farwell on 570 News to discuss how AOMS has navigated through this new virtual choir setting and provided a brief overview on our upcoming virtual choir season! Click the link below to listen to our segment (scroll ahead to 62min 30sec in the audio).