A Brief History of the Seaway Valley Singers
Prior to the formation of the Seaway Valley Singers in 1993, the Morrisburg branch of the Royal Canadian Legion had its own choir under the direction of Wayne Johnson. In 1992, the Legion invited all the local church choirs to join together for a carol sing. Each choir sang on its own, and at the end of the programme, the massed choir sang together.
One of the singers that evening was World War I vet, Jim Fraser, who suggested the village form a community choir … and so began the Seaway Valley Singers. The first rehearsals were held in the Morrisburg Civic Centre with Wayne Johnson directing. A few months later Michael Goodwin was hired as conductor, and in the fall of 2000, Alex Thomson took the baton, followed by Mark Ehlebracht in 2003. Our current leader, Robert Jones, took over in the fall of 2004, shortly after rehearsals had been moved to Williamsburg, a community felt to be more central to the membership.