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Choral Canada is the National Arts Service Organization for the choral and group singing arts sector and community in Canada

Along with providing Choral Canada's latest news, you will find stories, resources, interviews, special announcements, and much more, all created and submitted by people from the group singing community in Canada. 

All our blog posts are shared on our social media and in our e-newsletter. 

Disclaimer: The views and opinions expressed on Choral Canada's blog are soley those of the original authors and other contributors. These views and opinions do not necessarily represent those of Choral Canada.

Call for Anacrusis Editorial Committee Members

November 10 2022

The official journal of Choral Canada, Anacrusis, currently contains peer-reviewed articles, focus columns, special features, non-peer reviewed academic articles, Student Chapter articles, reviews of books and choral recordings, and information about Choral Canada’s programs, services, and advocacy initiatives.

National Call for PODIUM 2024 Committee Members

October 28 2022

PODIUM 2024 will be held in Montréal, Québec from May 16-19, 2024, co-hosted by Choral Canada and Alliance chorale du Québec (ACQ). We are seeking volunteers from across the country to join the Podium Planning Committee. If you are interested in helping bring PODIUM 2024 to life in Montréal via monthly meetings and sub-committee work, we want to hear from you!

Updates on our 2022-2027 Strategic Plan

October 07 2022

Choral Canada is on a transformational journey over the next five years (and beyond) and we appreciate everyone’s involvement and care as we build new relationships, offer relevant programming, and advocate for group singing across the country.

Truth and Reconciliation

September 28 2022

The Honourable Murray Sinclair said that the most important goal of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission was not just to uncover what happened at residential schools, but to make it part of our national memory so that it cannot be forgotten. Choral Canada invites you to join us in taking time to listen, learn (and unlearn), reflect, and if you are in a position of privilege, to use your positions and privileges to act. 

Online Strategic Plan Survey

June 23 2022

Choral Canada (CC) is in the midst of developing its new Strategic Plan and is seeking your input. Within the context of this Strategic Plan, CC’s Board has been working to establish its Mission, Vision, Goals and Priority Areas for Action to guide our growth over the next five years.

Looking back: Were Masks Used in COVID-19 Outbreaks in Choirs? An International Review

June 15 2021

Joan Fearnley

From day one of the pandemic choral singing has carried the “superspreader” label following tragic events of viral transmission. But is this label still a fair one given everything we know today?

It's time to #SpeakUpForSinging in our schools and we need your help!

June 01 2021

Start the conversation in your community and help music educators do what they do best!

Potential Set-Up for a Hybrid Choral Rehearsal

December 16 2020

Laurier Fagnan

The following is a list of equipment required to run a Hybrid-style choral rehearsal which includes both a group of singers gathering for a smaller-scale, in-person rehearsal while most of the choir joins in on that rehearsal remotely, usually via Zoom.

Top 10 Best Practices for Getting Your Choir Found Online

November 02 2020

Annelise Larson

It has never been more important to have a strong digital presence for your choir, but just being online is not enough. You need to follow the search engine optimization (SEO) best practices to help the search engines find you more easily.

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If you would like to submit a blog post, please send it to colin@choralcanada.org. It must be relevant to the choral and group singing arts sector and community in Canada, timely, national or international in scope, and the authors shall avoid any significant self-promotion or the promotion of a company, product, or performing arts organization in which they have vested interests. Authors must provide a short biography. A high resolution picture of the author is highly encouraged and appreciated. Authors may also include images with their blog. Captions and photo credit are required. High quality images only.

 

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