They’re coming to the stage with an uplifting message for an uncertain world.
The Maple Leaf Singers are bringing their 51st annual show, Don’t Stop Believin’, to the stage at Massey Theatre on May 25 and 26.
The Burnaby-based singers – who rehearse weekly at Burnaby Lake Pavilion - are known for their high-energy choreographed performances as they deliver a repertoire that runs the gamut from Broadway and movie musicals to rock and pop, classical, folk and gospel.
Don’t Stop Believin’ promises good vibes that span the decades from the 1940s right through to the 2000s – from artists such as Bobby Day, Marvin Gaye, the Beach Boys, Neil Sedaka, Journey, the Rankin Family and Secret Garden, to name but a few.
The Maple Leaf Singers celebrated 50 years of performing in May 2018, and they launched their 2018/19 season under new director Rob Gillis, attracting nearly 20 new voices to the group.
Gillis is the son of the Maple Leaf Singers’ founders, George and Marie Gillis.
“I’m thrilled to be moving forward with this talented group of performers,” he said in a press release. “The dedication, the energy at every rehearsal, every show, leaves me excited for the next, and our audiences let us know that they feel the same.”
The Maple Leaf Singers deliver more than 12 performances a year at a variety of special events, fundraisers, and seniors’ residences and care homes. Recent Burnaby performances included singing at the Burnaby/New West Alzheimer's Walk for Memories and at Derby Manor seniors’ residence.
For more about the choir, see www.mapleleafsingers.com.
The Massey Theatre show is on Saturday, May 25 at 7:30 p.m. and Sunday, May 26 at 2 p.m. Tickets are $25 and $15, available through www.ticketsnw.ca or 604-521-5050.