How Can I Keep From Singing

We will sing again. Combining together into a choir with one purpose, our anthems will no longer be silenced. How Can I Keep From Singing will take ARC members through a unique trifecta with the ‘soul’ purpose of awakening, nurturing, and sharing the magic of voices in virtual harmony!



A buffet of delectable sights and sounds are coming your way for the third and final term in ARC’s Virtual Season! SHARE will take us on a blast from the past digging into feel-good repertoire from the past 19 seasons. SHARE is a term full of singing, sharing, and celebrating music and its uplifting power in our lives.

Over the term, you can look forward to:

  • Learning a handful of feel-good tunes from seasons' past through sectional rehearsal nights. (May 5, 12, 26 & June 2)
  • Full group rehearsals to run-through learned pieces, followed by GetOnUp - an open mic format for those interested in sharing their own musical musings! (May 18, June 9 & 16)
  • The opportunity to participate in our first Audio Recording Project:
    How Can I Keep From Singing
  • Our final evening - a Summer Sing-a-Long and the premiere of ARC's "Keep Holding On" virtual recording as we raise a glass to our virtual year together on June 23, 2021!

Please see our SEASON CALENDAR for our rehearsal structure and important dates!

We hope you'll consider joining us as we SHARE and celebrate our love of music within our choral community!

Choral Director: Michelle Kotelko


Session Dates:

SHARE: May 5 - June 23, 2021

Rehearsal Structure:

-Online/Virtual Platform

-Wednesdays from 7-9pm

-See term calendar for breakdown of rehearsals, sectionals & events


ARC 2020-21

May - June 2021: $125

We’ve set fees this year at a reasonable level that enable us to produce a virtual season full of valuable content to keep your singing skills up, to keep our community together, and to sustain the operation of ARC. Without your membership - and we hope you’ll join us for the entire 2020-21 season - ARC could not continue.

Membership fees do not cover all the costs of operating ARC. We also rely on grants, fundraising revenue, donations and ticket sales. In a typical year, fees only cover about one-third of the cost of running the choir. In this extraordinary season, without ticket revenue and other typical activities that generate revenue, we will have an increased reliance on membership revenue and donations. If you are able, we invite you to support us with a charitable contribution to support ongoing operations. We thank you for your past and continued support.

Refunds, Bursaries and Special Payments: Due to a reduced administrative complement and our unique circumstances, we will not be processing returns or refunds, or issuing special payment arrangements or bursaries


Artistic and Administrative Teams

ARC will operate with reduced artistic and administrative teams until normal operations resume.


Brian Bowman, Artistic Director

Michelle Kotelko, Principal Director & Associate Artistic Director

Reema Fanning, Principal Choreographer & Associate Artistic Director

Garrett Krause, Accompanist

Faye White, Accompanist


Brian Bowman, Acting Executive Director

Keith Kotelko, General Manager

Candace Dart, Business Manager

Reema Fanning, Program & Communications Coordinator