A Proud History of
Choral Music in Collingwood

 

OUR HISTORY

BACKGROUND

The choir was founded in 1973 by Ann Sneyd, beginning as a as a ladies glee club  under the name “Collingwood and Area Welcome Wagon Newcomers’ Club Ladies Glee Club”.  In 1974 the official name of "The Sound Investment" was adopted.  Men were invited to join in the choir in 1991 when the name once again changed to be "The Sound Investment Community Choir."

Ann Sneyd, a local Royal Conservatory music teacher, was involved in music programs in several churches and was the recipient of The Order of Collingwood as well as The Companion of the Order of Collingwood.  Ann directed the choir until 2000 and continued as an active choir member until 2015 when she moved from the Collingwood community. 

The choir has enjoyed the direction of several other talented directors, including Velma Cook (2000 - 2010), Brian Rae (|2010 - 2013), Albert Greer (interim 2013) and John Wervers (2014 - 2016).

The choir repertoire has included a wide variety of music from Bach to the Beatles and everything in between.  We are presently under the direction of Aaron Bell, who started with us in the fall of 2016.

 

 

 

 

 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

THE SICC's
DIRECTORS

Aaron Bell
2016 -

John Wervers
2014 – 2016

Albert Greer
Interim Director 2013

Brian Rae
2010 - 2013

Velma Cook
2000 – 2010                       (currently a member in the soprano section)

Ann Sneyd Bell                   1973 - 2000