Association of Canadian Choral Condutors

Association of Canadian Choral Condutors

Sunday, January 31, 2010

Choralicious No. 5/Choralléchante No. 5

Dear Readers/Chers lecteurs et chères lectrices,

My guest columnist, Dr. Henry Schellenberg is bringing you a column on Vocal Techniques. Enjoy the reading.
Mon invité Dr. Henry Schellenberg vous présente un article sur la technique vocale. Profitez de votre lecture.

Saturday, January 30, 2010

1st "Heart of Europe" Choir Competition

A new international competition for all types of choirs will be held in Gelnhausen (the German city at the geographical hotspot of the European Union), August 12–15, 2010.
The jury-board consists of 5 selected members: Robert Sund (Sweden), Vytautas Miskinis (Lithuania), Karmina Silec (Slovenia), Dr. Roy Wales (England) and Willy Trageser (Germany).
Application Deadline: February 15, 2010

Friday, January 29, 2010

National Youth Choir of Canada 2012 Conductor Search

Deadline March 15, 2010
For details visit:

The Great International Choral Cruise on the Mediterranean

Check out this Choral Cruise (7 days, 6 nights) offered by Italian Travel Agency MBM Viaggi and the Art Director of Pro Musica Cantate Domino (Verona, Italy)
 “ALLEGRIA MEDITERRANEA” August 28–September 3, 2010 departing from and returning to Genoa, Italy.

Corearte Barcelona 2010

You are invited to participate in the 4th International Choir Festival, Corearte Barcelona 2010, to be held in the City of Barcelona and surrounding areas from October 18–24, 2010.

This non-competitive event is open to choirs of various backgrounds from all over the world.

Welcome the World: A Choral Gala

Four esteemed choirs, 120 voices, one magnificent concert on Tuesday, February 9, 2010, at St. Andrew's-Wesley Church,
1022 Nelson St (at Burrard), Vancouver BC. Tickets $35 (service charges applicable) now available at Ticketmaster 604.280.3311.

Dedication, individual training, long hours of practice, teamwork, discipline, and leadership: While all of those qualities build Olympic medalists, they also build choral champions.

Tallis Scholars Summer Schools, July 24–31, 2010

Consider joining us for a week of intense sight-singing, rehearsal, and performance  of Renaissance polyphony under Peter Phillips and members of the Tallis Scholars!
All course information and applications are available at

International Choral Days Barcelona 2010

This one-week long international Festival takes place in Barcelona, July 5–11, 2010. Fees include accommodation, breakfast and lunch, picnic for dinner on performance days, and the music scores for the workshops. Application Deadline: February 28,  2010

Saskatchewan Orchestral Association Conducting Workshop with Wayne Toews

The Saskatchewan Orchestral Association is sponsoring an international conducting workshop in the Saito method with Wayne Toews on the campus of the University of Saskatchewan from July 11–18, 2010.

DaCapo Chamber Choir, directed by Leonard Enns, Presents Concert

Saturday, February 27th, 8pm
St. John the Evangelist Anglican Church, Kitchener (corner of Duke and Water)
Adults $20 • Students/seniors $15 • eyeGO $5

Sorrows of Mary: i Coristi Chamber Choir

First Presbyterian Church
10025 – 105 Street, Edmonton AB
February 27, 8:00 pm

NewWorks National Choral Composition Competition

Just a reminder that the deadline for entries to the NewWorks national choral composition competition is fast approaching.  More details can be found on our web site:
All entries must be postmarked February 15th or earlier.

"Making Waves" Concert by Nova Voce

Nova Voce Men's Choir, directed by Terry Hurrell and William Perrot and accompanied by Lynn Pelton, presents it first concert of the 2010 Season on Sunday, February 28th at 3 pm at Stairs United Church, Dartmouth, Nova Scotia.

Monday, January 18, 2010

The Rimini International Choral Competition

October 7–10, 2010  * Rimini, Italy
Competition for equal voices, mixed, chamber, children, youth, folk and Spiritual Choirs in the beautiful and ancient Town of Rimini. Prizes for 10.250 Euros. Possibility of singing a Mass in The Renaissance Cathedral. Contact: Rimini International Choral Competition, Tel. +39 347 2573878;
e-mail:; website:

Pécs Cantat 2010

August 15–22, 2010  * Pécs, Hungary
This event offers a rich variety of quality repertoire for all choir-types through workshops with international choral experts including Robert Sund and 
Tillai Aurél. There are registration options for complete choirs as well as individuals.
Deadline for choir registration: March 1, 2010

The 9th World Symposium on Choral Music

August 3–10, 2011 * Puerto Madryn (Patagonia), Argentina
Visit the website at for information.

The 1st ITB International Choir Competition

July 29–August 1, 2010 * Bandung, Indonesia
For information visit:

International Singing Week

July 5–11, 2010 * Barcelona, Spain
Workshops and concert opportunities for choirs. *
Application deadline: February 28, 2010

International A CAPPELLA Contest

May 20–May 22, 2010 * Leipzig

All interested vocal ensembles are welcome to apply for participation. Detailed information and application form are available on the competition’s website:
Deadline for applications: February  15, 2010


Multi-Disciplinary Research in the Arts, Vol 1, Issue 6:
‘Singing: Interdisciplinary perspectives on a natural human expressive outlet’
Guest Editor:  Larry O'Farrell, UNESCO Chair in Arts and Learning, Faculty of Education, Queen's University, Kingston, Ontario

Submission deadline:  March 1, 2010

Choralicious No. 4 * Choralléchante no. 4

Hello Everyone!
I was quite naive when I thought I could share with you a long list of internet sites related to resources on choral music. After all, I created this short list after clicking on nearly 800 sites.

Welcome the World: A Choral Gala

February 9, 2010  7:30 pm
St. Andrew's-Wesley Church, 1022 Nelson St (at Burrard), Vancouver BC
Four of Canada’s top choral ensembles (Chor Leoni Men’s Choir, Elektra Women’s Choir, musica intima vocal ensemble, and Vancouver Chamber Choir) join forces to welcome all nations and peoples, presented with Vancouver 2010 Cultural Olympiad.

New Associate Artistic Director for Nova Voce

Nova Voce welcomes Bill Perrot to its ranks as Associate Artistic Director.

Antiphony Invited to Perform at Carnegie Hall

Distinguished Concerts International in New York City (DCINY) has announced that Winnipeg singing ensemble, Antiphony, has been invited to participate in the New York Premiere of the Concert Version of Eric Whitacre’s Paradise Lost: Shadows and Wings on June 15, 2010, in the Isaac Stern Auditorium at Carnegie Hall.

Elektra Women's Choir 
Conductor Mentorship Program 2010

Elektra Women's Choir and Morna Edmundson, Artistic Director, are pleased to announce the choir's Conductor Mentorship Program, which runs through January and February, 2010. Topics covered will include choral warm-ups, vocal ranges, conducting technique, rehearsal technique, repertoire selection, and score preparation.

Tafelmusic Baroque Summer Institute, 
June 6–19, 2010

The Tafelmusik Baroque Summer Institute is an intensive 14-day residency in baroque period performance for instrumentalists, singers and conductors/directors taught by members of the Tafelmusik Baroque Orchestra and Chamber Choir and distinguished guest faculty.
Application Deadline March 19, 2010

VCC National Conductors’ Symposium
: May 3–8, 2010

Jon Washburn and the Vancouver Chamber Choir will present the 30th annual National Conductors’ Symposium May 3–8, 2010 in Vancouver, Canada.  The symposium offers selected conductors an opportunity to take part in masterclasses with Canada’s premier choral ensemble.
Application Deadline: February 15, 2010

Interplay: Workshops 
For Canadian Choral Composers

Jon Washburn and the Vancouver Chamber Choir will deliver this award winning workshop in Edmonton, Alberta on March 9, 2010 and in Vancouver, BC on April 27, 2010. 
Application Deadline: Friday, January 29, 2010

Choral Workshop with Ints Teterovskis

February 26–28, 2010
St. John’s Latvian Lutheran Church, 

200 Balmoral Avenue, Toronto
Registration Deadline: January 17, 2010
St. John’s Latvian Vocal Ensemble is pleased to sponsor a three-day choral workshop with Latvian choral conductor, Ints Teterovskis

The DaCapo Chamber Choir announces the first annual NewWorks choral composition competition.

The purpose of the NewWorks competition is to foster new and engaging choral works by Canadian composers. Entry deadline: February 15th, 2010

Greenwood Singers Releases New CD

Greenwood Singers, under the direction of Robert de Frece, is proud to announce the release of its newest CD, Joy to the World: Music for Advent & Christmas.

Vancouver Chamber Choir Auditions
 Saturday, January 23, 2010

The Vancouver Chamber Choir is holding auditions for professional-level singers on Saturday, January 23. All voices (SATB) are invited to audition.

Exultate Chamber Singers, Toronto Seeks Artistic Director/Conductor

Next year marks the 30th anniversary of Canada’s award-winning Exultate Chamber Singers. After contributing so much to the organization and the choral community, founding artistic director/conductor John Tuttle has announced that he will step down at the end of the 2010-11 season.

Thursday, January 14, 2010

Call for Nominations for President Elect

Nominations should be sent to Past President Heather Bedford-Clooney, Chair Nominations Committee:
Deadline for Nominations: January 15, 2010

Friday, January 8, 2010

It’s 2010! The Countdown to Podium Begins!

Podium 2010–Canada’s Choral Conference launches on Thursday, May 19, 2010!