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 extraordinatire, 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
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!