The Cellar Singers receive Ontario Arts Council grant
Orillia: Simcoe North MPP Garfield Dunlop had good news for The Cellar Singers of Simcoe and Muskoka yesterday (Friday, November 14): the choir is receiving funding from the Ontario Arts Council (OAC). The group, which was formed in Bracebridge 47 years ago, has been awarded $3,000 through the Choirs and Vocal Groups Project to help support its season of concerts in Orillia and Bracebridge. Mr. Dunlop met members of The Cellar Singers from Muskoka and Simcoe at the Orillia Public Library to deliver the good news. Accepting the cheque on behalf of The Cellar Singers were Norah Fountain of T
orrance along with Cellar Singers board members Patricia Whitfield and Wendell Fisher of Orillia. Board Co-Chair Fisher said the grant will help the organization keep presenting and promoting high quality choral performances in the region. Funding from organizations such as the OAC help pay for orchestra and music fees. “I’m pleased to see The Cellar Singers, an outstanding community choir, receive funding,” said Dunlop. “They continue to enrich the cultural landscape in the Simcoe-Muskoka region." Upcoming concerts for The Cellar Singers include Handel’s Messiah with orchestra in Bracebridge on December 12 and in Orillia on December 14. For tickets and information, visit TheCellarSingers.com.
SUBMITTED PHOTO: Top: Wendell Fisher, left, Norah Fountain with Garfield Dunlop at right. Front: Patricia Whitfield.