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Interplay: Interactive Workshop for Composers

INTERPLAY Interactive Workshops for Composers with Jon Washburn and the Vancouver Chamber Choir February 20, 2016 Winnipeg, MB February 29, 2016 Edmonton, AB Composers are allotted individual rehearsal time (usually 30-60 minutes) with the Vancouver Chamber Choir and Jon Washburn. This time may be used to test completed work and/or try out new concepts. Choir, …


Cantabile Choirs of Kingston 20th Anniversary Choral Competition for Young Canadian Composers

Cantabile Choirs of Kingston 20th Anniversary Choral Competition for Young Canadian Composers With funding provided by the Estate of J. Douglas McCullough  In celebration of its 20th anniversary, the Cantabile Choirs of Kingston, under the artistic direction of Dr. Mark Sirett, is pleased to announce ‘The Cantabile Choirs of Kingston 20th Anniversary Choral Competition for …


ORIANA Women’s Choir Concert, Snow Angel—A Seasonal Celebration

3 p.m., Sunday, November 22, 2015 Grace Church on-the-Hill (in the west end), 300 Lonsdale Rd., Toronto, M4V 1X4 From the beauty of winter to the quiet, sacred moments of Christmas to the celebration of family gatherings, the joyful anticipation of the season permeates our first concert. We present four major seasonal works by well-known …


Toronto Mendelssohn Choir 6th Annual Choral Conductors’ Symposium Call For Applicants

The Toronto Mendelssohn Choir is now accepting applications from conductors for its 6th annual Choral Conductors’ Symposium. The Symposium will be led by acclaimed conductor Noel Edison and will take place in Toronto from January 26-30, 2016.  Deadline for applications is November 20, 2015. The full Symposium schedule and application details are on the TMC Symposium webpage …


Orpheus Choir 2015-2016 Season: Making a Scene!

The Orpheus Choir’s mission is to engage and enthral audiences through the performance of rarely heard and newly created choral music, celebrating the ‘expect something different’ experience. Artistic Director Robert Cooper leads Orpheus’ 52nd season, Making a Scene. PHANTOM OF THE OPERA Friday October 30, 2015 at 7:30 p.m. Grace Church on the Hill, 300 …


Calgary Cantare Children’s Choir Concert: Oct 17!

We are thrilled to present Once Upon a Rhyme, and invite you to relive those special moments of your childhood as our choristers present a collection of songs and rhymes. The programme will include Simple Songs, a brilliant setting of Dennis Lee poems by Canadian composer John Burge. It will also include music by Bach, …


For All The Saints 2015 features King’s College Chapel Choir performing the Martin Mass for Double Choir. Directed by Paul Halley.

FOR ALL THE SAINTS 2015 Saturday, November 7, 2015 at 7:30 p.m. – Cathedral Church of All Saints, Halifax The University of King’s College Chapel Choir opens its 2015-16 King’s at the Cathedral concert series with a 20th-century masterwork, the Mass for Double Choir by Swiss composer Frank Martin. Upon completing the final movement – …


Grand Philharmonic Choir 2015-2016 Season Information

Mendelssohn Elijah Sunday Oct. 25, 2015 Centre in the Square, Kitchener 3 p.m. Leslie Fagan, soprano Mia Lennox, mezzo-soprano Lawrence Wiliford, tenor Daniel Lichti, bass-baritone Grand Philharmonic Choir Kitchener-Waterloo Symphony Mark Vuorinen, conductor Tickets start at $25 available at Centre in the Square box office Arvo Pärt @ 80—Passio Saturday November 21, 2015 St. John …


Four Canadian Female Choral Composers

Dr. Rachel Rensink-Hoff, Choral Canada’s Board director and VP of Programs & Services, has written an article for ACDA’s Choral Journal, volume 56, number 3. She discusses four remarkable female Canadian choral composers: Kathleen Allan, Sarah Quartel, Stephanie Martin, and Ramona Luengen. A quote: “Kathleen Allan, Sarah Quartel, Stephanie Martin and Ramona Luengen are significant women …

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