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  • SINGERS WANTED: Open Audition
  •  Date Posted: Fri, 3 Nov 2023

    The Heartland Singers is calling all singers to come out to a night of auditions! Held in a different form, we will ask you to come prepared with a 30 second to 1 minute song, sang in a cappella (no musical accompaniment). From there, we will show you a glimpse into our world, full of inspiration and beautiful harmonies.

    WE WANT YOU! 🫵

    To register, please click here:

    Happening November 20th, with audition times starting at 7pm.

    We can’t wait to see you there! Please share with all of your musical friends!!
  • THS wins 2023 Division A championship!
  •  Date Posted: Mon, 10 Apr 2023
    THS wins 2023 Division A championship!

    In Lake Ontario Region 16's first in-person competition in four years, The Heartland Singers are thrilled to have won the Small Chorus Division A championship, earned a sixth-place finish overall, and Most Improved Chorus Award.

    After finally being able to gather for regular, in-person rehearsals and receive coaching for a full weekend retreat with Erin Howden, THS was ready! The first chorus to step out on the contest stage at the new R16 venue, FirstOntario Performing Arts Centre in St. Catharines, Ontario, The Heartland Singers performed their package: The Way You Look Tonight and You Make Me Feel So Young. They are humbled to be retaining the title of Division A Champions for another year!

  • An outstanding retreat!
  •  Date Posted: Sun, 5 Feb 2023
    An outstanding retreat!

    The Heartland Singers had a fantastic retreat with coach Erin Howden and director Hannah Barton! We worked hard! And we loved having relaxed time together and just hanging out, too. Our retreat team planned an outstanding event, taking care of every wonderful detail. We can't wait to do this again!

  • THS wins 2022 Division A championship!
  •  Date Posted: Wed, 25 May 2022

    In Lake Ontario Region 16's first virtual competition, The Heartland Singers are thrilled to have won the Small Chorus Division A championship and earned a second-place finish overall.

    Following a two-year hiatus from in-person rehearsals due to COVID-19, THS welcomed the opportunity to gather and prepare for competition. After six rehearsals together, and excellent coaching from Erin Howden, THS recorded their contest package: Beyond the Sea, and You Make Me Feel So Young. THS members gathered together to view the Region 16 Soirée broadcast as the quartet and chorus video submissions were streamed and the winners announced. Members of The Heartland Singers are thrilled with the results and humbled to be retaining the title of Division A Champions for another year!


  • 2022 Sweet Adeline of the Year: Emily Hirtle
  •  Date Posted: Tue, 3 May 2022

    The Heartland Singers is thrilled to announce their 2022 Sweet Adeline of the Year is Emily Hirtle! Emily's multiple nominations included appreciation of the many events that Emily planned for the chorus this past year, including our first outdoor gathering after many months of Zoom rehearsals, our holiday party, and the AGM and Installation where Emily received this award. In addition to being an event planner extraordinaire, Emily is always willing to help out wherever it's needed. Thank you for all that you do for THS, Emily!

  • THS returns to in-person rehearsals!
  •  Date Posted: Tue, 22 Feb 2022
    THS returns to in-person rehearsals!

    The Heartland Singers, after two years meeting virtually, have returned to in-person rehearsals! Following COVID-19 protocols, the chorus is enjoying hearing each others' voices and seeing each others' (masked) faces.

  • Donation to Young Singers Fund
  •  Date Posted: Mon, 20 Sep 2021

    In honour and memory of Monica Lutzak, members of The Heartland Singers have donated $1,000 to the Young Singers Fund, Sweet Adelines International.

  • Sad News: Monica Lutzak
  •  Date Posted: Tue, 17 Aug 2021

    It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of our dear friend and riser mate, Monica Lutzak. A longstanding member, her deep, rich bass voice added so much to our chorus sound, and her warm, loving personality enriched every moment we spent together.  ...more

  • 2021 Sweet Adeline of the Year: Leila Brown
  •  Date Posted: Tue, 4 May 2021

    Congratulations to Leila Brown, our 2021 Sweet Adeline of the Year! In addition to being named our SAOTY, voted on by our chorus members, Leila was also awarded the 2021 Heart Award, voted on by our Management Team. Thank you for your leadership, your heart, and especially your guidance and knowledge during this particularly challenging year! We love you!

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