Association of Canadian Choral Condutors

Association of Canadian Choral Condutors

Thursday, September 30, 2010

Choral Concert with host Peter Togni, October 3, 2010 9:00 - 11:00 am, (9:30 - 11:30 NL) on CBC Radio 2

The Elmer Iseler Singers in concert

This Sunday on Choral Concert Peter Togni brings you Canada’s choral treasure: the Elmer Iseler Singers. Conducted by Lydia Adams, the Iselers consistently deliver a luminous, rich and powerful sound that is unique in Canada and throughout the world. Having released over 30 CD’s since they were established in 1979 by Elmer Iseler, they remain deeply committed to Canadian choral music. In this concert called “Sing for the Earth”, they present 3 Canadian world premieres in the beautiful acoustic of “Our Lady of Perpetual Help” in Toronto.

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Wednesday, September 29, 2010

24th annual Amadeus Choir Christmas Carol and Chanukah Song Writing Competition

Entries must be original, unpublished music compositions and can be submitted under any of the following Composer Categories: Individual Compositions – Child (under 10 years, 10-12 years and 13-14 years), Individual Compositions – Youth (15-17 years and 18-20 years) or Group Compositions (group of two or more individuals and small class or smaller group of children). Voicing Categories include: Unison unaccompanied, Unison with accompaniment by organ or piano, Harmony (e.g. SATB, SSA or other combination) unaccompanied and Harmony (e.g. SATB, SSA or other combination) with accompaniment by organ or piano.

Compositions must be submitted by October 15, 2010, and winners will be selected by a judging panel of internationally acclaimed choral conductors and composers. The first place winner in each category will receive a cash prize of $100 and the winning compositions will be performed by the Amadeus Choir at their December 18 concert, Sing with the Angels, in Toronto.

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Lyric Singers Perform Surge Illuminare Jerusalem & More

The Lyric Singers, conducted by Nancy Rahn, will perform the newly commisioned work, Surge Illuminare Jerusalem by Luengen, Magnificat by Donkin, Seasons of Love by Daley and Songs by Schuman et al, Jazz, Folk and more! The concert takes place on Saturday, October 2, 2010, 7:30PM, at Dunbar Heights United Church 3525 24 AVE, Vancouver, BC (604) 731-6420.
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The Winnipeg Singers present Bach, Pergolesi and Handel

The Winnipeg Singers, one of Canada's premier choirs, open their 38th season with the works of three giants of the Baroque age; Johann Sebastian Bach's "Jesu, meine Freude", Pergolesi's Magnificat and Handel's Coronation Anthems. Westminster United Church; Winnipeg, Manitoba; Sunday October 3rd; 3 pm.
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Thursday, September 23, 2010

Choral Concert with host Peter Togni, September 26, 2010 9:00 - 11:00 am, (9:30 - 11:30 NL) on CBC Radio 2

The Hilliard Ensemble in Concert

This week on Choral Concert Peter Togni brings you one of the most pristine sounding vocal groups ever, the vocal quartet from Great Britain know as the Hilliard Ensemble. These 4 men exemplify the highest standards of vocal production. Their main focus is early music, and in this concert they present music produced during the time of the Italian painter Caravaggio, born in 1571. The music is very dramatic (in a subtle renaissance way) and features everything from Monteverdi to Victoria . This was from the “Music and Beyond” festival this past July in Ottawa.

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Tuesday, September 21, 2010

Artistic Director/Principal Conductor Opportunity with Pro Coro Canada

Pro Coro Canada, Alberta’s professional choir, is seeking a new Artistic Director/ Principal Conductor, effective July, 2012. For more information visit Employment Opportunities.  Deadline is October 31, 2010.

Thursday, September 16, 2010

Choral Concert with host Peter Togni, September 19, 2010 9:00 - 11:00 am, (9:30 - 11:30 NL) on CBC Radio 2

Elora Festival Singers presents Vivaldi’s “Gloria”

This week on Choral Concert Peter Togni brings you the Elora Festival Singers and the Elora Festival Orchestra conducted by Noel Edison performing Antonio Vivaldi’s “Gloria”. This piece is big, sunny, glorious, and full of light and hope. Truly one of the “red-haired priest’s”  most  famous pieces.

You will also hear a brand new release of the National Youth Choir of Great Britain and the London Symphony Orchestra performing Karl Jenkins “Te Deum”.

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ACCC & NSCF Present “TUNE UP! SING OUT!”, September 25, Halifax

On Saturday, September 25th the Association of Canadian Choral Communities and the Nova Scotia Choral Federation will present “TUNE UP! SING OUT!” a day of workshops to help Nova Scotians find their singing voices.  Open to anyone interested in singing in choirs as well as experienced choristers, it will be a day of learning and fun.

There will be music and learning for everyone.  Singers will benefit from workshops in vocal technique, reading music, and rehearsals that will allow them to learn and perform pieces all in one day.  Conductors can participate in masterclasses led by nationally known clinicians who will help them lead their choirs with skill.  Educators will be treated to renowned pedagogues presenting workshops on the Kodaly Methodology and the use of Folk Music in the classroom.

There will also be an important advocacy training workshop for arts administrators and conductors.  Throughout the day, a Choir Expo will feature information about many Nova Scotian choirs so new singers can find a group to join.

Tuesday, September 14, 2010

Singers Wanted

Laudate Singers, based on the North Shore of Vancouver, is seeking three more singers (soprano II, tenor II, and bass II) to join us for the season and auditions are underway. Applicants should be advanced choral singers with good vocal technique and extensive experience in a variety of styles and languages.For specific information and an audition time, please call 604-729-6814 or email For more information on Laudate, visit

Friday, September 10, 2010

Sing Mozart in Salzburg October 7-10 2010

Michael Griffin sends a reminder to the choral community about an opportunity for singers/choristers /orchestral musicians to sing/accompany the Mozart Great Mass in C-minor as part of a wonderful festival in Salzburg. The idea is simple: Get the sheet music (PDF from Michael if you like), learn your part (soprano, alto, tenor or bass), register (a modest fee) and be in Salzburg from October 7-10 this year for rehearsals and oerformance. Sightseeing and accommodation options are provided. It's a simple but effective concept to encourage people to make music together in historical and beautiful Salzburg.

Thursday, September 9, 2010

Choral Concert with host Peter Togni, September 12, 2010 9:00 - 11:00 am, (9:30 - 11:30 NL) on CBC Radio 2

SMAM presents: “The Monteverdi Vespers of 1610”

This week on Choral Concert Peter Togni brings you Studio de Musique Ancienne de Montreal, performing the Vespers of the Blessed Virgin Mary of 1610 by Claudio Monteverdi, “one of the most spellbinding, heartwarming, and sensuous works from any composer” according to Peter Togni. It’s the most ambitious sacred work to have been written before J.S. Bach. From the Church of Notre Dame de Bon Secours in Montreal, the performance also includes musicians from the ensemble Montreal Baroque.

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2011 Montreal Choral Masterclass, March 3—6, 2011

This annual intensive workshop for choral conductors is under the guidance of conductor, Michael Zaugg, with the outstanding ensemble, voces boreales. Masterclass repertoire will include music by Benjamin Britten, Pawel Lukaszewski and Claude Debussy.

Application Deadline is December 1, 2010. For details on the institute and how to apply, visit

Krakow Advent and Christmas Songs Choir Festival Deadline

The deadline for applications for the Krakow Advent & Christmas Choir Festival, December  10-12, 2010 is September 30, 2010.

For detailed information, regulations and entry forms visit

Vancouver Chamber Choir 40th Anniversary Season Launch

Great Choral Music, 8 pm Friday, September 24, 2010
Ryerson United Church (2195 West 45th Avenue at Yew Street, Vancouver)

The Vancouver Chamber Choir’s 40th anniversary season opens with a concert of music from some of the greatest choral masters of all time. From Palestrina, the greatest Italian Renaissance composer of sacred music, one of his most famous pieces - the Mass for Pope Marcellus.

We mark the centennial of 20th century American great Samuel Barber with his signature choral work Reincarnations. Then conductor John William Trotter and the Choir are joined by pianist Terence Dawson for Béla Bartók’s poignant Slovak Folk Songs and a set of vivacious Gypsy Songs by Johannes Brahms.

Wednesday, September 8, 2010

Sixième Festival International de Chant Choral Gerzat (63) : Appel à candidatures

Ce 6ème rassemblement de chorales organisé par l'Association Notes et Des Lyres (A.N.D.L.), aura lieu du 1er au 5 juin 2011 (week-end de l'Ascension). Nombreux concerts, stages, répétitions au programme.

N'hésitez par à consulter notre site internet afin d'avoir de plus amples renseignements et impressions sur ces évènements importants pour le chant choral, et vous pourrez y regarder photos et vidéos des précédentes éditions : rubrique 'festival de chant choral'

Si vous êtes intéressé par la participation à un tel événement, à savoir le 6ème festival international de chant choral de Gerzat, du 1er au 5 juin 2011, merci de nous faire parvenir avant le 1er octobre le formulaire de candidature disponible à l'adresse suivante :; ainsi que toutes les pièces demandées pour constituer un dossier complet.

Saturday, September 4, 2010

Polonia Cantat Offers Many Festival Opportunities

For information on the many festival opportunities available to your choir, visit the Federation of Polish Choir Festivals, "Polonia Cantat", web site:

Among other festivals you will find:

Argentina Musical Tours with SW Travel

Argentina Musical Tours specializes in the development and planning of musical tours in Argentina. This includes choirs, orchestras, ballet groups and companies linked to the musical arts.

We offer our customers the opportunity of venues dedicated to sacred music and performances at well known concert halls in Argentina and the rest of the world.

Our single objective is to offer your company, orchestra or choir an unforgettable artistic experience.

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Thursday, September 2, 2010

29th International Choral Festival of Preveza 17th International Choral Competition of Sacred Music

Applications are now being accepted for the 29th International Choral Festival of Preveza incorporating the 17th International Competition of Sacred Music, which will take place in the town of Preveza, Greece, July 7 - 11, 2011. Many kinds of choirs can participate in the competition with freely selected repertoire generally of a sacred character, or they can just participate in the festivities of the festival, taking part in several concerts at the greater area of Preveza.

For more information about the previous festivals, the jury committee, the town of Preveza and the Choral Society Armonia as well as rules of participation and application forms, please visit our website

Closing date for applications is May 1, 2011.

Come, meet and perform together in Europe

Cantus Salisburgensis Spring Festival, March 17–20, 2011
Required Tutti Pieces:
Choir Medley from West Side Story (Leonard Bernstein)
J.S. Bach: Aller Augen warten, Herr“ BWV 23/3

Cantus Salisburgensis Summerfestival, July 7-11, 2011

If your youth choir, orchestra or band is interested in participating in these festivals in Saltzburg, Austria, contact  or visit