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, “Sing for a Lifetime” in 2002, and a tour of Ireland in 2018. We also enjoy 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.  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

The Allegra Singers is currently accepting applications for Music Director.

We are seeking an experienced, dynamic director who enjoys working with community choirs to help us safely return to singing in January 2022. The music program and rehearsal materials from Spring 2020 are prepared and ready to pick up again, and we have an excellent accompanist.

Our rehearsals are Monday nights at Shoreline Community school’s band room.

We have two concert series each year, typically the first Fri & Sat in May and December, at Oak Bay United church. We also have a tradition of bringing our music to long-term care homes with a full day touring the community in the summer and again during the winter holiday season.

Please contact our presidents Rob and Michelle at allegrasearch@gmail.com with your experience and interest in this position. Application deadline October 31, 2021.

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.

Our Past 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. Thank you to Jennifer for the amazing seasons and performances she has led us through.

BCCF

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