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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.

Support Choral Canada and kick off your PODIUM 2024 experience!

May 06 2024

Join us May 15, 2024 at 6:30 at the MEM - Centre des mémoires montréalaises, Salle Cabaret for some drinks and delicious amuse-bouches, all in support of your most-loved Choral Canada programs.

Announcing the winners of the 2024 Competition for Choral Writing

March 22 2024

We are thrilled to announce the winners of the 2024 Competition for Choral Writing: Katharine Petkovski and François Lukawecki. Learn more about the composers and the winning pieces.

Check out the 2024 nominees for the ECMA's "Choral Recording of the Year"

February 09 2024

The East Coast Music Association (ECMA) has announced their 2024 East Coast Music Award nominees. Learn more about the nominees in the "Choral Recording of the Year" category.

2023 End-of-Year Message

December 22 2023

"As a leading national organization, Choral Canada and its Board of Directors works diligently to sustain our impact on the sector, ensuring that every dollar donated is carefully and thoughtfully allocated. Your support helps us uphold our commitment to celebrating and championing group singing across Canada in all its forms, and for that, I am eternally grateful." – Executive Director, Meghan Hila

Submissions are now open for the 2024 Competition for Choral Writing

November 24 2023

Entry deadline: January 15, 2024. The 2024 competition is sponsored by J.W. Pepper. The Diane Loomer Award is sponsored by Cypress Choral Music. The Stephen Chatman Student Award is made possible by Stephen Chatman and Tara Wohlberg.

Announcing the 2024 NYCC Apprentice Conductor and Collaborative Pianist

November 15 2023

We are thrilled to welcome Kitbielle Pasagui as the Apprentice Conductor and Pierre McLean as the Collaborative Pianist for the 2024 National Youth Choir of Canada.

In loving memory of Delicia Raveenthrarajan

October 06 2023

Our hearts are broken as we bid farewell to our cherished colleague and friend Delicia Raveenthrarajan. Her sudden departure has left us stunned and profoundly saddened. Delicia is well known, admired, and respected in many music education and choral communities in Toronto, in Ontario, and beyond. 

Truth and Reconciliation 2023

September 28 2023

On September 30, Choral Canada will observe the National Day for Truth and Reconciliation by taking some time to reflect upon the injustices faced by Indigenous peoples, as well as their rich cultural contributions that have enriched our nation. We recognize the need for open dialogue, meaningful action, and ongoing education to address the historical and ongoing injustices faced by Indigenous communities.

 

Second Call for Student Chapter Executive Committee

September 21 2023

Choral Canada is seeking two (2) Co-Chairs and four (4) individuals to join the Choral Canada Student Chapter Executive Committee (CCSC). These six (6) individuals are representative of the richly diverse group singing communities in which we participate and will help provide the CCSC committee with a multitude of perspectives and lived experiences.

Congratulations to the Recent Appointees to the Order of Canada!

June 30 2023

Her Excellency the Right Honourable Mary Simon, Governor General of Canada, has recently announced 99 new appointments to the Order of Canada. Among them are Lydia Adams and Barbara Assiginaak.

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Banner: Ullugiagâtsuk Choir at ...float... 2018. Photo: Ritche Perez