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About Us

The Rainbow Chorus of Waterloo Wellington is a community chorus that welcomes members of all genders, sexualities, and gender expressions – and allies of the 2SLGBTQIA+ community.


We invite members from all levels of experience who enjoy singing a diverse repertoire of choral music. Reading music is an asset, though not necessary. You need to be able to carry a tune and embrace the challenge of learning to sing in harmony. We strive to create a supportive community for our members to join together in song and have fun.


We promote inclusion and awareness of the 2SLGBTQIA+ communities of Waterloo Wellington through concerts and community involvement. The Rainbow Chorus is a charitable, not-for-profit organization that depends on financial support from its members, sponsors, and communities.

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Our Mission

Our mission is to foster community and enjoyment and appreciation of choral music within our membership and in our surrounding communities through practice and performance. We enrich the lives of our members and audience by providing a mutually supportive and inclusive environment that promotes education, cultural enrichment, and 2SLGBTQIA+ pride.

Our Objectives

  • To promote excellence in the study and practice of the choral arts for all members of our community

  • To educate and increase the public’s awareness and appreciation of music and of the talents of members of our community through the study and public performance of a diverse repertoire

  • To educate and bring appreciation of music to members of the public who may not have access to musical performances

  • To engage in other activities which support the above objectives.


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Alison MacNeill (she/her)

Artistic Director

Alison was named Artistic Director of the Rainbow Chorus in 2018, following her 15 season run as Collaborative Pianist for the choir. 

She is Director of Music and Fine Arts Ministry at Harcourt United Church, and leads two other local community choirs; The Village Singers, and The Lightshine Singers.


Alison collaborates with area musicians whenever she can, believing in the power of music to transform lives and bring people together. Her work resonates with emotion, joy, precision, and her deep-rooted love for music and community.

Chris smiling outside

Chris Fischer (they/them)

Collaborative Pianist

Chris joined us as our Collaborative Pianist in 2018. They are well known to local audiences as a tenor soloist, organist and conductor.


They are the Director of Music at First-St. Andrew’s United Church, London, Ontario (an affirming congregation), and have been a teacher of voice and piano for more than 30 years. 

Chris was the tenor section leader of the Guelph Chamber Choir for 14 seasons, and has been a member of the professional Juno- and Grammy-nominated Elora Singers since 2012.

Our Sponsors

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