Official website of the Chester Studio Singers
Director: Dawn Harwood-Jones
Accompanist: Barbara Tuck
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About us

The Studio Singers, under the direction of Dawn Harwood-Jones, kept in tune (sort of) by accompanist Barb Tuck, and kept on their toes by music arranger/assistant conductor Peter Robson, is a ragtag bunch of people who love to sing. Variously known as the Shower Stall Singers and the OK Chorale, the group has been singing together for 20 or 25 years (nobody can really remember). They have performed for David Sukuki (among others), backed up Laura Smith and Pat Watson (among others), and performed at such diverse venues as Shoreham Village, the Chester Playhouse, the Fo'c'sle Tavern, several churches, several Legions, the Oak Island Inn, the Halifax Jazz Festival and the Rebecca Cohn Auditorium. They have performed with visiting choirs and the Chester Brass Band, and made their recording debut as real studio singers on Pat Watson's award-winning CD Feeling Good.

Studio Singers at Chester Basin Legion, November 11th, 2017

Studio Singers at Chester Basin Legion, November 11th, 2019


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Music Files ...

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Song Finale*
.mus file
YouTube video or audio performance pdf file audio file
Adoramus Te - video performance - -
Upcoming: At Last pdf video performance - -
Christmas Sanctus - 1. video with sheet music (2-part)
2. Alto part
3. Tenor part
4. video performance
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The First Noel (Dan Forrest) - 1. Univ. Utah
2. community choir
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Fun, Fun, Fun - Beachboys performance - -
Goin' Home - video- small choir
video - piano & large choir
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Imagine download Pentatonix YouTube video - Alto audio
Mezzo audio
Soprano audio
Tenor audio
Bass audio
NEW! The Lion Sleeps Tonight - Youtube performance - -
Locomotion - video performance - -
My Lord, He Is A Comin' Soon - Audio performance
Click on "Listen"
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NEW! Rhythm of Life - Youtube video with lyrics - -
NEW! Sing You Home (Ennis Sisters) pdf Youtube video (chamber choir; not our arrangement) - -
Smoke Gets in Your Eyes download - - -
Thank you for the Music - Youtube performance - -

* Download Finale Notepad (free)

Finale tip: To hear only your part: From the "Window" pull-down menu, select "Instrument List", then check the "S" column beside your part. Then close that little window, and click the play button (right-pointing arrow above music). This actually allows you to hear a staff, so if two parts (e.g. Alto & Sop) are on the staff, you'll hear both.

Reference materials

Also of Interest...

* performance by Studio Singers and Calgary's
Westwinds Music Society, Chester, July 23, 2012


Recent pics:  At the Fo'c'sle Tavern after our performance at Shoreham, May 30, 2018.

Not so recent pics:  Ted and Stephanie perform the "Spamalot" spoof of musicals at our year-end choir bash in June 2016.

older pics


Chandler's Cove

After practice


John Bird &
Pat Watson

backing Pat,
Lunenburg, 2009

A word from Anne: three things we need to work on (nag, nag, nag...)

Progamming by Anne L. ()