The Georgian Bay Concert Choir started in 1972, to accompany what is now The Georgian Bay Symphony. Its mandate is to assemble the necessary forces required to present master works such as Handel’s Messiah using, where possible, up and coming soloists and musicians from the area. The choir performs as much music as possible written by Canadian composers. To date, two works have been commissioned by the choir: “A Celebration of the Nativity” by Keith Bissell (a former Meaford area resident) and “People and the Land” by Jeff Smallman. The choir is always looking for new voices.