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Newcombe Singers seek a Music Director and Conductor

The Newcombe Singers are seeking a Music Director who demonstrates enthusiastic and inspirational leadership by creating and maintaining a comfortable, friendly, and welcoming atmosphere that allows choir members to sing according to individual abilities, to develop personal and ensemble skills, and most importantly, to have fun and enjoy singing.  The Music Director is the primary conductor of the Newcombe Singers, leading the SATB choir in weekly rehearsals and seasonal performances.  Performances include at least two formal performances each year, one each in May and December, as well as special civic events and less formal community sing-outs.  The Music Director, in collaboration with the Choir’s Music Committee, actively participates in selecting repertoire of varied genres, themes, and complexity, and planning musical performances that complement the choir and its mission.

The starting date for this position is September 2020.  Full details of the choir and the position are given in the link. Newcombe Director Job Description

Candidates are encouraged to apply before September 3, 2019

If you have questions or need more information, please contact the Newcombe Singers Selection Committee at NewcombeSingers (at)

Carols at the library 2018

We enjoyed singing for passers-by in the Greater Victoria Public library atrium on December second.  The local CTV channel had a short new item in their broadcast (link here; we are at 8:11 in the video stream).

Remembrance Day 2018

Members of the Newcombe singers participated at several Remembrance Day events for the 100th anniversary of the end of  WWI.

On Friday November 9th 2018, we sang in the rotunda of the BC Legislative building at an indoor ceremony for veterans.  On Sunday November 11th, we were outside at the Cenotaph in front of the Legislature.  The service streams at

And we were at the Pro Patria Legion on Friday the 9th for a rousing collection of tunes from the Great War lead by our conductor Peter Dent and accompanist Robert Dukarm.

“Going Home” – Spring Concert

Join us at our Spring Concert on the theme of “Home”  on Sunday May 13 at 2:30 p.m. at St, Mary the Virgin Church on Elgin Road.  Compositions from the Renaissance through to the past decade explore the many emotions of home, home coming, home sickness, and the joy of heading home.

Tickets are $15 in advance from Choir members or Ivy’s Bookshop;
$20 at the door; Children under 12 accompanied by an adult are free!

Newcombe Singers in the news

Our 50th Noel concert has a nice write-up in the Oak Bay News.

You may also be interested in articles from May 2017 that appeared in the Oak Bay News and the Victoria News.

We meet Tuesdays at 7:30 at St. Mary the Virgin 1701 Elgin Road.  Join us in January 2018 and see what the joyful noise is all about.

Newcombe Singer’s 50th Christmas Concert

Our 50th Noel
Celebrating 50 years of community singing in Greater Victoria!

Five decades past our First Noel (smile) we are still going strong and celebrating the Yuletide season with festive choral music. Come enjoy this eclectic blend of traditional carols, some sacred songs and sublime modern works.

Sunday, December 10, 2017 at 4:00 PM

First Metropolitan Church
932 Balmoral at Quadra

$15 in advance from Choir members or Ivy’s Bookshop;
$20 at the door;
Children under 12 accompanied by an adult are free!


In December 2016, we celebrated the winter season with a Ceremony of Carols concert featuring works by Britten, Carrillo, Morales, Mozart, Clérambault, Lightfoot, Torme, Mioduszewskiego, and others.  We were joined by guest Harpist Josh Layne.

The concert was a smashing success!

This May 7th will see an exciting repertoire of Canadian Music.  Energetic music that is sure to bring smiles to our audience.

First Metropolitan Church   932 Balmoral at Quadra

Sunday, May 7, 2017, at 4:00

Tickets $15. from members OR

$20. at the door.

Children under 12 free

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