Choral Bytes Blog

16
Nov

Oriana Women’s Choir presents 2016/17 CANADIAN CHORAL COMPOSITION COMPETITION

ORIANA Women’s Choir values the creation of new works for women’s voices. Since its inception the choir has commissioned and premièred over 70 Canadian works. The singers and Artistic Director Mitchell Pady look forward to presenting the winning entry in the 2016/17 Choral Composition Competition, and to bringing this new work to the attention of …

9
Nov

Teleconference with Council / Téléconférence avec le Conseil

(Français ci-dessous)    TELECONFERENCE Have questions about the new Canada Council for the Arts funding model and how to prepare your choir or yourself as a choral artist or manager? On Friday, November 18th at 2 pm ET, Choral Canada is providing its members with the opportunity to connect directly by teleconference with Council’s Director, Music …

16
Sep

Journeys: National Youth Choir 2016

Journeys: National Youth Choir 2016 By Kiley Venables, 2016 NYC singer The National Youth Choir experience is difficult to describe to anyone who hasn’t attended. Anyone who has sung in a choir has felt part of it. Anyone who has worked professionally in music may feel the same inspiration that we did. And anyone who …

12
Sep

WAR/POET – Remembrance Day with Chor Leoni

From Walt Whitman, Rupert Brooke, and Frances Ledwidge to the unnamed bards of folksongs, poets have forged their greatest works in the crucible of war. Chor Leoni focuses on this powerful poetry as expressed in musical setting by Gustav Holst, Stephen Smith, and Michael McGlynn in a beloved Remembrance Day tradition. Section A $40 | …

12
Sep

Stunning painting and official rose celebrate Diane Loomer, C.M.

Vancouver’s Chor Leoni Men’s Choir has honoured its founder, Diane Loomer, C.M. with her own official rose and a stunning original oil painting based on the bloom. Both offerings will be debuted at the ensemble’s At Home with Chor Leoni fundraiser on October 5 at one of the city’s most-storied and historic mansions, Casa Mia. The …

6
Sep

TMC performs Elijah at Koerner Hall, November 5th

Experience Felix Mendelssohn’s grand oratorio, Elijah, in the acoustically-magnificent Koerner Hall. The Toronto Mendelssohn Choir is joined by full orchestra and acclaimed soloists. Artistic Director Noel Edison selected this dramatic work to celebrate his 20th season with the TMC. Noel Edison, conductor David Pittsinger, bass-baritone Lesley Bouza, soprano Christina Stelmacovich, mezzo-soprano Michael Schade, tenor Festival …

6
Sep

Elora Festival Singers in Toronto – October 16

The Toronto Mendelssohn Choir brings the Grammy-nominated Elora Festival Singers to Toronto for an intimate concert of a cappella music by the Italian Renaissance master Palestrina, complemented by contemporary works. Palestrina: Missa Ut, Re, Mi, Fa, Sol, La Morlock: Exaudi Tavener: The Tyger Tavener: The Lamb Pärt: The Woman with the Alabaster Box Pärt: The …

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