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Fort William Male Choir

Fort William Male Choir - Good Citizen Award 2013From its inception, the mandate of the Fort William Male Choir is “To promote interest in male chorus singing and in general to foster interest in the Lakehead Musical Culture.”  The 2012-2013 season celebrates the 85th Anniversary of the FWMC. The first “Prelude to Christmas” concert was held in 1930 in City Hall and is on-going to this date.  For many years the choir had a Christmas and a Spring concert and a Sing-a-long Dinner. This dinner serves as a wonderful public relations activity for the choir. Since 1946 the choir has sung in all senior residences at Christmas and has provided entertainment for many charitable organizations through the years.  The choir has travelled to many parts of Northwestern Ontario to perform. International travel for competitions and performances has provided many opportunities for the choir to be a musical ambassador for Thunder Bay and Canada. Over the years, the FWMC has varied in size, and currently has about 35 active members. There are four active members who have celebrated 50+ years with the FWMC.  Since 1978 Kendall House has been the Conductor. His talent and expertise lead the choir to a high level of performance. Diane Crocker, the only female member, has been the accompanist for 53 years. The Fort William Male Choir is well deserving of this award.