Welcome to the Men of Praise
Interdenominational Christian Male Choir
Woodstock, Ontario

The 2003-2004 choir season itinerary:

Aug 27, 2003 - Season kickoff BBQ

Sept 3, 2003 - First Practice

Oct 25, 2003 @ 7:30 PM - Chalmers United Church, Woodstock - Fall Concert (with Musica Sacra) under John Oosterink

Nov 16, 2003 @ 7:30 PM - Central United Church, Woodstock - Fundraiser for Steeple Repair, with Kent Boniface, piano, Rick Mattson sax, Pamela Moore/June Martin (solo) under John Oosterink

Dec 6, 2003 @ 7:30 PM - Maranatha Christian Reformed Church - Christmas Concert. With guests Marga & Ronella Van Ittersum with Elise Vanderspek. Offering for the Adelaide Soup Bowl

March 13, 2004 PM - Essex Christian Reformed Church, Essex - Fundraiser by the Royal Canadian College of Organists for scholarships for organ study. With Jennifer Tapley (solo) & Nancy Tapley (Organ) under Johann Van Ittersum

March 27, 2004 @ 7:00 PM - WCI - Fundraiser for FaithFM - with Jane Valenta (singer), Jay Calder (guitar), Sistersong

April 10, 2004 PM - Centennial Hall, London. Christian Male Chorus Association of South Western Ontario hosted by St. Thomas & District Male Choir 'Crescendo' (Johann)

April 24, 2004 @ 7:30 PM - Jarvis District Christian School - Fundraiser for JDCS gym roof. With the Junior Choir under Angela Numan (Johann)

These scans are for the annual concert for the 2003-2004 season held on Oct 25, 2003 at Chalmers United Church, Woodstock. These concerts used to be at the end of our season (May/June), but the decision was made to move it to the beginning of the season so that our energy could be focused on the Male Choral Festival typically held in April. This concert featured the Musica Sacra Chorus from Norwich as our guests.

Fall concert poster


Fall concert ad


John conducting at the fall concert


Program poster Fall concert paper ad. John conducting the choir at the fall concert.



As of the end of October 2003, John Oosterink took a year off (until October 2004), and Johann Van Ittersum stepped in as our interim director.

Fundraiser concert held at Central United Church on Nov 16, 2003 @ 7:30 PM. John Oosterink directed us for this concert.




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Program Ticket

Christmas Concert held at Maranatha CRC Woodstock on Dec 6, 2003 @ 7:30 PM. Johann's wife and sister also sang a duet.



Program Poster

Concert in Essex Christian Reformed Church, Essex on March 13, 2004, PM



These scans are for one of the first fundraiser concerts for the newly-established Christian radio station in Woodstock, FaithFM held on March 27, 2004. This was a joint effort featuring the Men of Praise, guitarist Jay Calder, the duet SisterSong (sisters Jenny and Angela) and Jane Valenta. It was truly a blessed evening with very gifted artists!

Newspaper writeup for FaithFM fundraiser.

Annual concert poster



Newspaper writeup Concert poster Program

The advertising poster for the Male Choral Festival concert in Centennial Hall in London on April 10, 2004, hosted by the St. Thomas District Male Choir "Crescendo". This was the second time the festival was held here. as it is a very large hall with good facilities. The only drawback is there's no organ. The picture of the mass choir used in the poster is taken from the previous years festival held in Sarnia.

Festival Of Praise poster



Concert poster Program



Fundraiser concert at Ebenezer CRC, Jarvis on April 24, 2004, PM.



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