Official website of the Chester Studio Singers
Director: Dawn Harwood-Jones
Accompanist: Barbara Butler
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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

Choir Notes: what's coming up (2023)

  • October 29, 7 pm, St. Stephen's, "Halloween Blast" concert with Chester Brass -- a fundraiser for Musical Friends


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Music Files ...

If you would like sheet music emailed to you, ask Anne.
Song Finale*
.mus file
YouTube video or audio performance pdf file audio file
Dona Nobis Pacem   (New) - video - -
The First Noel (Dan Forrest) - 1. Univ. Utah
2. community choir
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Halleluja Chorus - Soprano line
Alto line
Tenor line
Bass line
pdf -
I Wish You Christmas (Rutter) - YouTube video - -
My Lord, He Is A Comin' Soon - Audio performance
Click on "Listen"
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Nativity Carol - video
Click on "Listen"
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Of the Father's Heart Begotten
(unison, Men, Women, All)
- video performance - -
NEW One Cold Night - audio - -
The Virgin Mary Had a Baby Boy - video performance -
Africa - video performance - audio file
NEW Chester Boat Song - video performance - -
Four Strong Winds download- --
It's a Sin to Tell a Lie - video performance - -
NEW Long Walk to Freedom download video performance - -
On Holy Ground download - - listen
On the Sunny Side of the Street download - - -
Rainbow Connection - Youtube video - -
Rhythm of Life - Youtube video with lyrics - -
Song For Canada (Paul Halley) - video 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.

  • Life's a Journey*
  • Four Strong Winds*
  • Nova Scotia for Haiti video
    (Music director Marko Simmonds) * performance by Studio Singers and Calgary's
    Westwinds Music Society, Chester, July 23, 2012

  • Photos

    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. ()