Association of Canadian Choral Condutors

Association of Canadian Choral Condutors

Tuesday, February 23, 2010

PODIUM: Early-bird deadline has been extended to March 1!

Don't miss the chance to attend Canada's National Choral Conference in Saskatoon, May 20 - 23.  Early-bird rates available to March 1.

The Clinicians
Choral Keynote: Prima Donna Choralis featuring Mary Lou Fallis & Peter Tiefenbach

Chants for Peace: Christ Church Cathedral Choir (Vancouver)

February 11 - 27, 5:30 pm (Daily during the Olympic Games), Christ Church Cathedral, 690 Burrard St, Vancouver, BC
Thirty minutes of sublime chant, polyphony, and readings based on the monastic office of Compline. It is a sung service with space for reflection and prayer traditionally celebrated at the end of the day as night approaches. The focus of our readings and prayers is on the desire for peace with justice throughout the world. We hope that you will feel welcome in this sacred space and be able to rest in God's loving presence.

Elektra Presents Conductor Mentorship Open Rehearsal

March 1, 2010 7 pm - 8:30 pm, Ryerson United Church, 2195 W45th Ave, Vancouver BC.
As part of Elektra’s Conductor Mentorship Program, two candidates have been working with the choir’s Artistic Director, Morna Edmundson, since the beginning of the year. You’re invited to come and observe Michelle Harlow and Natalie Prichard working with Elektra in an informal and engaging open rehearsal. Come one, come all, and see how the process of encouraging people to sing choral music unfolds. FREE ADMISSION.

Monday, February 22, 2010

Festival 500 Sharing the Voices

On July 6th, 2011, Festival 500 Sharing the Voices will commence another eight-day celebration of song in the historic city of St. John’s, Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada.  With interactive performances, workshops and masterclasses, the unsurpassed scenery, culture and friendliness of our people make our Canadian province a natural home for this internationally renowned non-competitive choral experience.

Thursday, February 18, 2010

Vancouver Chamber Choir Tours BC, Alberta and Saskatchewan

In March 2010 the internationally acclaimed Vancouver Chamber Choir will visit British Columbia, Alberta and Saskatchewan on their 79th tour “On the Road Again”. This tour follows the Choir's incredibly successful tour to Taiwan and Japan where they were invited to sing a private performance for the Emperor and Empress of Japan.

Wednesday, February 17, 2010

Heartland Festival Features Mark Sirett

Mark Sirett will guest conduct an "all Sirett programme" at the Heartland Festival, First Baptist Church, Des Moines IA, 2:00–4:00 PM, on Sunday, February 21.

Power of Song Concert

The Winnipeg Wind Ensemble with special guests the Renaissance Voices present Carl Orff's Carmina Burana! Don't miss the chance to enjoy the live performance of this magnificent work. Other repertoire will include Copland's Quiet City, Valdres and Husa's Smetana Fanfare
Sunday, March 14, 2010, 3:00 PM at Jubilee Place (MBCI), 181 Riverton, Winnipeg, Manitoba.
Tickets are $5 Students/Seniors and $10 for Adults, available at the door or from performers. Visit or e-mail for more information.

Tuesday, February 16, 2010

Edmonton Columbian Choirs Present Spring Bouquets

With the approaching of spring, the Edmonton Columbian Choirs present Spring Bouquets at McDougall United Church (10025 101 Street) on Tuesday, March 16, 2010 at 7:30PM.  This concert is proudly presented by Magic 99 and Vue Weekly.

Kaleid Choral Festival 2010

 May 6, 7 and 8 * Woodstock and London, Ontario
“Get Your Choir On” Ontario! Come sing with Rajaton, May 2010!
Kaleid 2010, hosted by the Woodstock Fanshawe Singers, provides a unique opportunity for choirs from across Ontario to participate in choral workshops and performances in a non-competitive environment.

Oriana Presents "The Great Spirit of Love"

As Spring approaches, ORIANA praises life and love with uplifting music that includes Handel and the rousing Voices of Light by Paul Halley. Some of our favorite Canadian composers will also be featured. Saturday March 6th, 2010 at Grace Church-on-the-Hill 300 Lonsdale Road, Toronto.

Ewashko Singers Present “Great Hymnody of Slavic Choral Masters”

An extraordinary concert by the Ewashko Singers entitled “Great Hymnody of Slavic Choral Masters” will be performed on Sunday, March 14th, 2010, at 4:00 p.m. at the First Unitarian Congregation of Ottawa, 30 Cleary Avenue, Ottawa, Ontario.

Coastal Sound International Choral Festival

Why bring your Children’s choir/Youth (SATB) choir to the Coastal Sound International Choral Festival in 2011? Check out these reasons.....

Monday, February 15, 2010

Cantabile Choirs present "White Waves on the Water", March 6

Cantabile Choirs present "White Waves on the Water", 7:30 PM, Saturday, March 6 at Sydenham Streeet United Church in Kingston, Ontario.  Cantabile Men, Women and Youth Singers will appear with special guest conductor Bob Chilcott. Concert includes music by Chilcott including a world premiere plus Hatfield, Stroope, Handel, Walker, and more.

Saturday, February 13, 2010

ACCC National Choral Awards 2010

Established in 1988 to honour outstanding contributions to Canadian choral music, these awards are presented every two years in recognition of outstanding work during the previous two seasons. Awards will be presented during Podium 2010 in Saskatoon. Deadline for nominations is February 15, 2010. Nomination form available at:

Management in International Choral Events

Polyfollia and Europa Cantat Organize Professional Study Tour, October 26th to November 2nd 2010, St Lô - Normandy - France
Application Deadline: February 28, 2010

Thursday, February 11, 2010

Podium 2010 - Early Bird Registration Deadline Nears!

Don't miss the opportunity to take part in Podium 2010 - Canada's National Choral Conference in Saskatoon this May! Early Bird registration rate ends February 15, 2010.

National Conductors' Symposium Deadline

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
Application forms: Visit to download a brochure.

Cypress Choral Music - New Releases for 2010

Cypress Choral Music has issued 12 new and exciting choral works by Canadian Composers. Please visit our webpage where you can listen to good recordings as you peruse the new scores.

Chor Leoni Sings for the Olympic Torch Relay

Blog posting on the Chor Leoni website about our February 10th experience of singing for the arrival of the Olympic Torch in West Vancouver. Only 1 day to go – Let the Games Begin!

NewWorks Competition Deadline February 15!

The NewWorks national choral composition competition was created to foster new and engaging choral works by Canadian composers. The DaCapo Chamber Choir is continually looking for new pieces to perform which will challenge us and our audiences - both musically and emotionally. The winning entry will receive a $1,500 cash award and a performance by the DaCapo Chamber Choir under director Leonard Enns, in the 2010/2011 season. For more details, and to download an entry form, visit our web site:

Welcome the World: A Choral Gala Reviews

The reviews are in, and they are glowing! The 4-choir extravaganza featuring Vancouver Chamber Choir, musica intima vocal ensemble, Elektra Women's Choir, and Chor Leoni Men's Choir was a huge success. We sang to over 1000 people. Read the reviews on our website:  If you were in the audience, email us your thoughts at and we'll post them!

Thoughts on Welcome the World: A Choral Gala (from Elektra's blogging team)

One of Elektra's soprano, Ainsley Reid, offers her impressions of what Welcome the World meant to her, in terms of pride, hope, and community. An insightful posting – and there's a video clip too!

The Loto-Québec World Choral Festival, June 17-27, 2010

The Loto-Québec World Choral Festival invites you to a national and international choral event - the largest gathering of choirs in America. Participez à la 6e édition du Mondial Choral Loto-Québec. JUNE 17-27, 2010 Register now : Can't wait to hear you! Nous vous attendons!

Tuesday, February 9, 2010

Cantilon Chamber Choir Releases Bonny Wood Green

This newly released title by Heather Johnson and the Cantilon Chamber Choir contains the choir’s most well-loved and often performed material of their two most recent European tours (Debrecen, Hungary and Tolosa, Spain). This disc includes two of the most significant suites for children’s choirs - Francis Poulenc’s Petites Voix and Einojuhani Rautavaara’s “Suite” de Lorca, as well as selections by the Hungarian composers Béla Bartók, Miklós Kocsár, and Zoltán Kodály. This entirely a cappella disc is rounded out with works by Canadian composers Stephen Hatfield (Bonny Wood Green, When It Was Yet Dark, Las Amarillas and O-Yo-Yo) and Keith Hamel (Lullaby). Order details are available from

Surge Illuminare; Women in Music Yesterday and Today

A concert of music composed by women, mostly Canadian, performed by women, the Lyric Singers under the direction of Nancy Rahn. The centre piece will be the world premier of a new work by Ramona Luengen, Surge Illiminare Jerusalem, commissioned by Lyric Singers for their 15th anniversary celebration. We will also welcome back the founding director and accompanist. The concert will take place on May 1, 7:30 pm at Holy Trinity Cathedral, 514 Carnarvon Street, New Westminster, BC.

Cecilian SIngers To Present Spring Concert

The Cecilian Singers will present their spring concert on April 17, 2010, 7:30 pm, at Grosvenor Park United Church, Saskatoon, featuring a performance of the Schubert Mass in G, accompanied by a chamber ensemble made up of members of the Saskatoon Symphony. Soloists are Lisa Baldwin soprano, Chris Kelly, baritone, and Michael Harris, tenor. Also included in the program wlll be a variety of other choral music, both sacred and secular.

Monday, February 8, 2010

AND ~ exploring the possibilities between

Saturday February 27, 2010 at St. John the Evangelist Anglican Church, Kitchener, ON, featuring percussionist Carol Bauman including The Tyger and The Lamb by John Tavener, From the Ninth Elegy by Elizabeth Knudsen, Past Life Melodies by Sarah Hopkins. Tickets available online: $20 Adults $15 Students/Seniors $5 eyeGO.

Liette Turner Foundation Grant for Choirs

The Liette Turner Foundation will provide a production grant to an adult community choir to present two concerts – one in its own community and the other a benefit concert for the Foundation, in La Prairie, in 2011. Choirs applying before APRIL 1, 2010 for a grant must be financially stable and have completed at least five seasons. They must also be incorporated as a not-for-profit organization, be accredited by Revenue Canada, and be a full member of the Alliance des chorales du Québec. The winning choir will be announced at our Benefit Gala on May 8, 2010, at 7:30 pm in La Prairie.

La Fondation Liette-Turner Subvention d'aide aux chorales

La Fondation Liette-Turner accordera des fonds à un chœur communautaire d'adultes qui sera sélectionné pour donner deux concerts, un dans sa localité et un autre lors du concert bénéfice de la Fondation à La Prairie en 2010. Pour soumettre une demande avant le 1 avril 2010, un chœur doit être stable financièrement et avoir terminé cinq saisons. Le chœur candidat doit également être constitué en société sans but lucratif accréditée et être membre de l’Alliance des chorales du Québec. Le nom de la chorale gagnante sera rendu public lors du notre concert gala le 8 mai 2010, 19h 30, à La Prairie, Québec.

Thursday, February 4, 2010

Find the Latest News on the Podium 2010 Website!

Check out for all the latest information about Podium 2010 - your one-stop location to see what’s happening, when and where.

International Krakow Choir Festival, Poland

June 10—13, 2010. A great chance to compete and give concerts with other choirs in one of the most beautiful cities in Europe. For information please visit 

Wednesday, February 3, 2010

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