KW Glee is a pop rock choir that performs live in Southern Ontario. The group is managed by Producer & Music Director Steve Lehmann and Artistic Director Amanda Kind. Built of young people aged 9-13 (junior) & 14-19 (senior) this Waterloo Region organization is distinctly different than other choirs – the participants sing music right off the pop charts all while delivering full throttle choreography that brings each song to life in an innovative way. The group performs twice per year in terms running September to December and January to June. After roughly 12 weeks of rehearsal, KW Glee performs a 2-hour full-repertoire concert showcasing the group’s broad spectrum of talent at the end of each term.
KW Glee also offers classes for those that we are unable to take in our senior and junior groups, plus a mini group for grades 1-3. Please see our description of groups.
Since its inception in 2010, KW Glee has had the opportunity to perform a variety of shows including two widely revered concerts with the KW Symphony, Waterloo Region Arts Awards, Waterloo Region’s Got Talent, a flash mob for the KOOL FM Poster Boy Campaign kick-off event, and as the headlining act for the City of Kitchener’s New Year’s Eve event. Recently, KW Glee ‘s senior group won the National Show Choir Competition in Toronto taking home Best Vocal, Best Choreography, Best Show Design, Best New Choir and the Grand Champion title, and the junior group won the following year. Click here for more information about Show Choir Canada.
Original music is a big part of KW Glee. KW Glee has worked with multiple Juno and CCMA nominees Jamie Warren and Giselle Sanderson as well as noted producer Jason Berry, singer-songwriter JP Sunga and Mark Pelli from the hit Canadian group Magic!, and Stephen Sparrow from the British group Morning Parade. There are eleven singles written for and recorded by the group which are available on iTunes and all other major online retailers. Click here to buy our songs on iTunes.
In addition to developing performance skills, KW Glee is committed to building confidence, diligence and diplomacy in our members. We are not just building the performers of tomorrow, but also the leaders of tomorrow. Many of our alumni have gone on to have promising careers in a variety of fields including the performing arts.