Nearly 40 attend inaugural Brussels singing group meeting - Feb. 15, 2018
BY SHAWN LOUGHLIN
Organizers feel the first meeting of the new Brussels singing group was overwhelmingly positive with nearly 40 residents in attendance last week at the Brussels, Morris and Grey Community Centre.
Don Chesher, one of the organizers, said he was “tremendously excited with the turnout” and thinks it’s encouraging for the future of the group.
As far as the direction of the project goes, Chesher said the members will determine that. There are two potential directions. One is the possibility of karaoke-style choir singing, while the other would feature live music from members who are able to play an instrument. That decision has yet to be made, but organizers say there is still lots of time.
Jim Lee, another of the group’s organizers, said he was very happy with the first meeting.
He said that while they have to see what works and what doesn’t for the future of the group, its early stages have been very encouraging.
With nearly 40 people coming for the first meeting, Lee said he felt that the project will certainly continue for the foreseeable future and will see its mission through.
While the group is meeting at the community centre right now, he hopes that eventually they will make their way to Huronlea Home for the Aged in Brussels and perform there with the help of Blyth’s Steve Cook, who has been supporting the project.
Zoey Onn, another of the organizers and the leader of the singers, said she thought the first meeting of the group went really well. “I was really happy with it,” she said.
While she said she didn’t know she would become the group’s leader, it is a role she was happy to step into.
“I’m eager to do more. It just sounds so good when that many people sing together like that,” she said.
The next meeting of the group is set for Wednesday, Feb. 21 in the upper room at the Brussels, Morris and Grey Community Centre. For more information, call Chesher at 519-887-8473, Lee at 519-887-9181 or Onn at 519-887-6336.