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About the Noteworthy Singers

The NoteWorthy Singers had it’s beginning in 1974 when a small number of volunteer seniors gathered around a piano and practiced with words only and called themselves the Merry Melodies. The City of Waterloo sponsored this group and provided the rehearsal space. During their first 25 years, The Merry Melodies grew into a choir that performed regularly at senior’s homes. They’ve performed at various churches, at The Humanities Theatre, The River Run Centre and The Evergreen Centre in Guelph and participated in the 150 Year celebrations for the City of Waterloo.

In 2012 the Merry Melodies became The NoteWorthy Singers. Under the direction of Terry English and accompanied by Trudy Dey, they continue the tradition of performing for seniors throughout the Waterloo Region. Now, the NoteWorthy Singers boasts membership of 80 very young sounding senior singers who enjoy themselves every Monday afternoon, learning varied styles of music.

They still receive support from the City of Waterloo and the City of Kitchener.

A smaller group of these singers meet for an additional rehearsal each Friday and perform at the various concerts. The Noteworthy Jazz is focused on developing the skills for singing chamber music and vocal jazz.

The choir's repertoire is comprised of music that is sure to bring back some musical memories for all of us. In addition, the choir sings folk music, light classics and songs from the broadway stage.  ​


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Music director:  Terry English

Terry is a retired music educator and elementary school teacher.   

She has directed Harmony,( an ensemble of highschool students), the Waterloo Regional Police Male Chorus, the Canadian Orpheus Male Choir (tour conductor),as well as music director for Brantford Little Theatre.

She began her church music career at Holy Rosary Church in Burlington.  She was also music director at St. Annes Church in Kitchener, First United Church in Cambridge and Knox Waterloo.

Terry taught brass lines for the St. John's Drum and Bugle Corps, Brantford, the Simcoe Lions and the Ventures in K-W.


Accompanist: Trudy Dey

Our accompanist, Trudy Dey is a woman of many talents.  In addition to her gifts as an accompanist, she has experience as a software designer, church musician and longarm quilter.

Trudy is a lady of very few words, but we will encourage her to tell us a little more as we develop this site.


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