About the North Grenville Concert Choir

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About the Choir

Jim Watson and the late Lana Pelletier were inspired to assemble a group of people sharing a love of singing and sense of community, and in 1996, formed the North Grenville Concert Choir. Since then, the NGCC has endeavoured to maintain these values and Lana's dreams. The first performance was held in December 1997 performing Handel's Messiah. Other musical elements have been slowly added to the repertoire including Bach's Magnificat and Masses by Mozart and Vierne. Also popular are the musicals, including several Gilvert and Sullivan operettas and "Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat" (see Past Performances).

The NGCC is based in the Municipality of North Grenville, Ontario, Canada. Practices usually occur on Monday nights, with the Sept.-Dec. period devoted to practicing for a Christmas concert, and the Jan.-Apr. period reserved for the practice of a spring/early summer production.

NGCC Constitution (last revised in 2015)

NGCC Bylaws (last revised in 2015)


About the Music Director

Phillip Konopka has been playing professionally in the North Grenville and Ottawa regions for 13 years and has also been the NGCC's Accompanist. He completed his degree in piano performance at the University of Ottawa. He is an organist at Holy Cross Church in Kemptville, a composer and arranger, and is part of a local band called Fire and Neon. He gives lessons in piano, guitar, voice and theory, and is the musical director for the Kemptville Youth Musical Theatre Company.