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Amadeus Choir 30th Annual Songwriting Competition

The Amadeus Choir is celebrating the 30th edition of its International Songwriting Competition in the upcoming concert season!  The competition presents a unique opportunity for composers of all ages and levels of experience to create new repertoire for the Canadian choral songbook.  The competition was designed originally for the creation of songs celebrating the stories …


Chorus America releases first-ever systematic study of choral music audiences

A Canadian choir, the Toronto Mendelssohn Choir, was part of ground-breaking choral audience research just released by Chorus America. The Intrinsic Impact Audience Project is the first-ever systematic study of choral music audiences. The results shed light on what moves and motivates the people who attend choral music performances.  Chorus America and research consultant WolfBrown …


Toronto Mendelssohn Choir celebrates Noel Edison’s 20th season in 2016/17

The Toronto Mendelssohn Choir presents a season of inspiring choral music for 2016/17 – from an intimate a cappella performance to a grand oratorio with full orchestra.  In November the Choir celebrates Noel Edison’s 20th season with one of his favourite works, Felix Mendelssohn’s Elijah, at Koerner Hall. Noel Edison has been widely recognized and appreciated …


CCC Launches Canada 150 Composition Competition

It’s not every year Canada turns 150! The Canadian Chamber Choir is very excited to announce the launch of its Canada 150 Composition Competition in honour of Canada’s sesquicentennial. The competition seeks a new, unpublished single-movement piece no longer than 6 minutes for SATB chamber choir. The winning composer will receive a cash prize of …


Chorus Management Institute in Toronto!

Choirs Ontario is excited to host and partner with Chorus America to present the Chorus Management Institute (CMI) in Toronto this summer! Join us, August 26-28 for a three-day intensive workshop that gives participants tools, strategies, and a professional network they can put to immediate use. Attendees work with expert faculty members in interactive, practical …


Preview of Chor Leoni’s new CD on CBC Sunday June 19

Tune in to North by Northwest on CBC Radio on Sunday morning June 19 (just after 8am PST) and listen in as host Sheryl MacKay and Chor Leoni’s Erick Lichte discuss the recording process, and to hear an exclusive preview of Wandering Heart, the choir’s stunning new CD. Sheryl also has a pair of tickets to give …


Chor Leoni announces 2016/17 season

(Vancouver, BC) An international choral summit for men’s voices, an inaugural national choral composition competition, the release of a new CD, and a program that honours the choir’s Scandinavian roots are highlights of the 2016/2017 season of Vancouver’s renowned Chor Leoni Men’s Choir. “The depth and breadth of Chor Leoni’s offerings reflect our commitment to …


Mark Ramsay Selected As 2016 CCC Conducting Fellow

The Canadian Chamber Choir is pleased to announce that Toronto-based music educator and conductor Mark Ramsay has been chosen as the Conducting Fellow for the August 2016 tour of Nova Scotia and Prince Edward Island. Mr. Ramsay will work closely with artistic director Julia Davids and associate conductor Joel Tranquilla and will rehearse and conduct …



8 p.m., Saturday, June 4, 2016 We look forward to sharing the stage with Toronto-based east-west fusion trio Autorickshaw at our second concert. Autorickshaw features vocalist Suba Sankaran, tabla player Ed Hanley, and multi-instrumentalist Dylan Bell. This Juno-nominated ensemble is praised for its unique blend of Indian folk music, jazz, and funk. The trio has …

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