Allegra Singers Formal Picture

Our goal is to enjoy our music, improve our s​kills, entertain our audience… and have fun in the process! We perform a wide variety of music – from classical to jazz, gospel to musical theatr​e, world music to pop, folk, rock… you get the picture.

The Allegra Singers is a community choir in beautiful Victo​​ria, British Columbia, Canada. ​We’ve bee​​n making music together for 20 years! ​

About Us

The Allegra Singers celebrated its 20th anniversary in 2016! We have enjoyed performing in many events in addition to our regular concert series. These include larger events such as “2000 Voices” to celebrate the millennium and “Sing for a Lifetime” in 2002, as well as more intimate performances for small groups and local businesses. Our venues range from Hatley and Craigdarroch Castles to singing in the park in Ganges on Saltspring Island.  Next stop? Ireland!

Allegra Singers Anniversary Fun

We are a non-profit group, and are dedicated to contributing to other local charities. Every year the choir members choose the recipients of our efforts. Past beneficiaries include the Cridge Centre for the Family, Angel Flight of Vancouver Island, the Ovarian Cancer Society, and Project Literacy Victoria, along with many others. See more on our Community page.

Our Director

Jennifer Parlee has been the musical director of the Allegra Singers since 1996. She is a talented musician and teacher whose leadership and support inspires us to create something wonderful. As choral singers know, there is no experience like joining voices in harmony. We couldn’t do it without her.

Our Accompanist

Al Kornelsen brings a wide range of experience to the Allegra Singers, already playing for a number of choirs in the few short years they’ve been in Victoria. We are very pleased to have Al share their talent and love of music with us onstage.


The Allegra Singers is a proud member of the BC Choral Federation


The Allegra Singers Present ..

Christmas Dreaming

Friday December 6 @ 8pm and Saturday December 7 @ 2pm

Why are The Allegra Singers dreaming of Christmas?

With a wonderful mix of songs from Christmas classics to Seasonal favourites as well as hits from yesteryear to modern musicals and movies we can’t help but feel excited to share these musical gems with you this season!

The Dream Theme

Plus, some of our songs have a distinctive dream theme, such as California Dreamin’ (#89 on The Rolling Stone’s list of “500 Greatest Songs of All Time”), Please Come Home For Christmas (written by Charles Brown in 1960 and made famous by The Eagles), and Believe from the popular movie “The Polar Express”.

And you’ll love a song called When Christmas Comes ..
There’s a hush in the snow gently falling
and we turn from the dark and the cold
to the wonder that starts in each of our hearts
when Christmas, Christmas comes.

Dream Scenes

The dreams of bygone eras will be presented through songs such as On the Street Where You Live (from “My Fair Lady”), One (from the Broadway musical “A Chorus Line”) and Cheek to Cheek (written by Irving Berlin in 1935 and recorded by Fred Astaire).

Christmas Dreams

Of course, we’ll serenade you with some of your favourite Christmas melodies like The Virgin Mary Had a Baby Boy, The Coventry Carol, We Wish You a Merry Christmas, Mistletoe and Holly and a song from a local artist called Beacon Hill Carol.

Here’s a sample from a previous winter concert:

Join the Fun and Be Entertained

Come and enjoy the musical creativity of director Jennifer Parlee, the chorus, the talented soloists and small ensembles, our awesome pianist and more… And, once again, we’ve got a chance for you to sing along to a few of your favourite carols to help you get into that Christmas spirit.

Every season the Allegra Singers give back to the community by making a donation to a local charity. This season we are happy to support the Inter-Cultural Association of Victoria that helps immigrants and refugees reach their goals.

You could also win one of the numerous door prizes… a bottle of wine, a spa treatment, a piece of jewelry, etc, etc… You could even win the 50/50 draw (often worth as much as $100) …just in time for your Christmas shopping!

Don’t miss the fun this year! Get a great start to your Christmas spirit. But don’t risk buying at the door. Order now before they’re all sold out!

Tickets can be securely purchased through PayPal below. Please note that there is no reserved seating.

Friday December 6, 2019

Saturday December 7, 2019

Online ticket sales are now closed. Please purchase tickets at the door.


About Joining Allegra

We welcome your inquiries about joining the Allegra Singers. Here’s some general information:

There are no auditions.  All you need is a good ear and want to sing, and be willing to put in some practice time! Continue reading “Contact”


The Allegra Singers are proud to support local charities.  Every concert series our members select one local organization to promote and support during our concerts.  Partial proceeds from that concert are donated to the supported charity. The following are some of the charities we have supported over the years.

Victoria Hospice
Our Mission: To enhance the quality of life for those facing life-limiting illness, death and bereavement through patient and family centred care, education, research and advocacy.
Our Vision: Quality palliative end-of-life care for all. (Spring 2019)

Victoria Therapeutic Riding Association
Mission: To provide a therapeutic horseback riding program for children and adults with disabilities that promotes and enriches their physical, psychological and social well-being.
What we do: VTRA is a non-profit charitable organization that uses horseback riding as a recognized therapeutic aid for people with a wide range of physical, intellectual and learning disabilities. (Winter 2018)

Pacific Center Family Services Association 
​​​Mission: By encouraging healthy patterns of living, Pacific Centre Family Services enhances and promotes the quality and dignity of life of individuals and families within our diverse community.​
What we do: Pacific Centre Family Services Association is dedicated to maintaining outstanding services for the people we work with through education, counselling and creative programming. (Spring 2018)

​​Lifetime Networks 
​​​Mission: We build and maintain Networks of lifetime friendships to support people with disabilities.​
Vision: We see a future where people with disabilities live safely in their communities, where they can fulfill their potential, and enjoy lifelong friendships and support. (Winter 2017)

Vancouver Island Men’s Trauma Counselling Society
Our Mission: To provide psychological and practical support to facilitate healing for males and people who identify as male, sixteen years and older, who experience the effects of trauma. (Spring 2017)

Artemis Place Society
Our Mission: To provide holistic social and emotional support and high school education to young women and trans-youth in our nurturing community, as well as provide an enriched early childhood experience to infants and toddlers of young parents while modeling care-giving skills and supporting each student in their parenting. (Winter 2016)

Victoria Sexual Assault Centre
The Victoria Sexual Assault Centre is a feminist organization committed to ending sexualized violence through healing, education, and prevention. We are dedicated to supporting women and all trans survivors of sexual assault and childhood sexual abuse, through advocacy, counselling, and empowerment. (Spring 2016)

Pacific Animal Therapy Society (P.A.T.S)
Pacific Animal Therapy Society (PATS) is an animal therapy program which operates primarily on Vancouver Island, British Columbia, Canada. PATS satellite offices are also in Nanaimo, Campbell River, Parksville/Qualicum Beach, with volunteers from the Malahat to Campbell River. Volunteers take their pets to visit hospitals, retirement facilities, group homes, schools, preschools, daycares and other facilities where residents benefit from interaction with pets. (Winter 2015)

Transition House
Victoria Women’s Transition House Society, working collaboratively, provides shelter, support, counselling and education to women of all ages, with or without children, so that they can live free from the effects of abuse in intimate relationships. The Society strives to prevent and eliminate abuse through education, advocacy and partnerships. (Spring 2015)

SportAssist is a Langford based organization committed to the goal of keeping sport affordable and accessible to youth in our community, enabling anyone wanting to participate in an organized sport with the means and opportunity to do so. (Winter 2014)

READ Society
READ Society’s Vision: Everyone in society has the literacy skills to contribute to their full potential. (Spring 2014)

ALS Society of BC
The ALS Society of BC is dedicated to providing direct support to ALS patients, along with their families and caregivers, to ensure the best quality of life possible while living with this disease. (Winter 2013)

Victoria Brain Injury Society
Providing support, education and advocacy to people with acquired brain injury on Vancouver Island. (Spring 2013)

Threshold Housing Society
Youth achieving independence through safe, supportive housing solutions. (Winter 2012)

Westshore Food Bank
Bringing the community together to provide food supplies to Westshore residents who are hungry. (Spring 2012)

Victoria Youth Empowerment Society
Seeking to make a positive difference in the lives of youth and their families. (Winter 2011)

Woodwynn Farms
Woodwynn Farms is a 193-acre organic farm for our therapeutic community for the homeless, offering an opportunity to change people’s lives with educational and work programs based on responsibility, dignity, independence and the principles of peer-to-peer help. (Spring 2011)

Swan Lake Christmas Hill Nature Sanctuary – Bridges to Nature Campaign
A place to explore. A world to discover. (Fall 2010)

Mustard Seed Food Bank
The Mustard Seed is a non-profit fighting hunger and restoring faith to hurting souls in Greater Victoria. (Spring 2010)

Jeneece Place
Jeneece Place is a home away from home for families who travel to Victoria for medical care. (Fall 2009)

Cystic Fibrosis Canada – Victoria Chapter
Breathing life into the future. (Spring 2009)

Burnside Gorge Community Outreach
The purpose of the Burnside Gorge Community Association is to lead, promote and support prevention and intervention based initiatives which encourage healthy, inclusive, and socially just living. (Fall 2008)

Habitat for Humanity
Building homes, building hope in our community. (Fall 2007 and Spring 2008)

Victoria Hospice
Victoria Hospice is a registered charity that has, since 1980, provided end-of-life care focused on palliative treatment. (Spring 2007 and also prior to 2005)

Firefighters Burn Fund
Dedicated to the treatment, support, prevention and education related to burn and fire injuries. (Fall 2006)

Women In Need
At Victoria Women In Need Community Cooperative (WIN), we support women along their journey between crisis, financial self sufficiency and wellness. Our programs are there for women along each step of her journey. (Spring 2006)

The Cridge Respitality Service
The Cridge Respitality Service provides parents or guardians of a child with a disability a chance for rest and rejuvenation in a welcoming and comfortable environment while their child receives respite care in the family home. (Fall 2005)

Ovarian Cancer Society
Chosen by Allegra members prior to Fall 2005

Angel Flight

Angel Flight of British Columbia is a charitable, non-profit organization that provides air transportation for cancer patients needing medical services at hospitals and centralized medical care facilities in Vancouver and Victoria. (prior to Fall 2005)

Cridge Centre for the Family
Chosen by Allegra members prior to Fall 2005