Association of Canadian Choral Condutors

Association of Canadian Choral Condutors

Monday, March 28, 2011

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Tuesday, March 22, 2011

Choral Concert with host Peter Togni, March 27, 2011 9:00 - 11:00 am, (9:30 - 11:30 NL) on CBC Radio 2

Les Voix Baroque and Skye Consort present “Love, Death and the Lady”

This Sunday on Choral Concert Peter Togni brings you a concert from the Ottawa Chamber Music Festival called “Love, Death and the Lady”.  Back in the 16th century it was popular for the male poets and artists of the time to link the feminine with death. A strange association to our modern minds, but the justification of the time was that it encouraged more virtue. Nevertheless it certainly inspired some beautiful music, and you will hear everything from John Dowland to Orlando de Lassus in a collection of absolutely stunning performances.

You will also hear a truly glorious collection of new choral works from the Polish film composer Zbigniew Preisner. 

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Sunday, March 20, 2011

An Invitation to One Earth Choir: Ìnin 2012 on the Path of the Peoples

The ÌNIN 2012 Project starts from Lugano, Switzerland, and will take place as an Event, a Global Vocal Concert, ONE EARTH CHOIR, that will be held on 21st February 2012 at 11am Greenwich mean time: a concert in which people in cities all over the world will sing the same music simultaneously, conducted in video by the same Conductor -
Among the members of our Scientific-Artistic Committee: Franco Ambrosetti, Vladimir Ashkenazy, Marco Bersanelli, Mario Brunello, Fritjof Capra, Rachelle Ferrell, Daniele Finzi Pasca, Ervin Laszlo.

Take a look at the Map, and see people from all over the world already in: from Armenia to Australia, from Finland to Perù. For details on the project or to sign up visit

Friday, March 18, 2011

CBC News: Complaints Choir

Here is a unique and fun way to air your grievances. Read the article posted by CBC News here and keep on singing, Canada!

Thursday, March 17, 2011

Choral Concert with host Peter Togni, March 20, 2011 9:00 - 11:00 am, (9:30 - 11:30 NL) on CBC Radio 2

I Coristi perform “Borealis”

On Choral Concert this week Peter Togni celebrates the first day of spring with a program that runs hot and cold. It’s a confused time of year in most parts of our country; we get cold days then warm days, gloomy days then sunny days… so Choral Concert will bring it all together for you in a concert that first delves into things cold and northern, but then goes towards warmth, sun and southern heat.

You’ll hear the Edmonton based choir “I Coristi” perform music from Denmark, Finland, Iceland and Sweden in a concert they call “Borealis”, in celebration of the northern lights. But you will also hear music from lands bathed in sun; South Africa, the south of France, and Italy.

You can listen to the “Borealis” on Concerts on Demand at:

Confused about spring? Check out the Choral Concert blog at:

Saturday, March 12, 2011

FESTIVAL 500 and Memorial University Choral Institute 2011 * July 5 - 14, 2011 *

Festival 500 and The Phenomenon of Singing International Symposium VIII, St. John's, Newfoundland and Labrador, is offering an opportunity to obtain Graduate Credit for participation in one of three graduate courses: Choral Conducting Seminar, Vocal/Choral Pedagogy, or, Singing Traditions and Practices.

Friday, March 11, 2011

International Francophone Choir Festival in Edmonton July 7th—15th, 2012

Choralies internationales 2012, planned for July of 2012 in Edmonton, will be a musical and cultural event of international calibre. With more than a 1000 choristers coming from France, Belgium, Switzerland, Germany, the Congo, Martinique, South America, the US, Quebec and from across Canada, this festival will be one of the largest cultural gatherings in the history of Western Canada. These major international festivals are almost always held in Europe and very rarely in Canada. In 2012, it will be Edmonton's turn to host the world. The festival's theme “Toi, moi, tout un monde!” [You, Me, Quite a World!],  based on the piece of the same name by Edmonton composer France Levasseur-Ouimet, aptly states the very inclusive, multicultural nature of this event.

Les Choralies internationales 2012 - Annonce officielle

L’Alliance des chorales du Québec, la Chorale Saint-Jean et le Campus Saint-Jean de l’Université de l’Alberta sont heureux de vous convier à VOS Choralies 2012!

Avec le thème Toi, moi, tout un monde, ce festival international de chant choral francophone qui aura lieu à Edmonton, en Alberta, du 7 au 15 juillet 2012 représentera un événement musical et culturel sans pareil. Avec plus de mille choristes qui viendront de tous les coins du monde francophone et francophile, ce festival sera l’un des plus grands rassemblements culturels dans l’histoire de l’Ouest Canadien.

Thursday, March 10, 2011

Viva Nova Voce — A “Fun Raiser” with an Italian theme

Nova Voce, Nova Scotia's Provincial Men's Choir, will be hosting a spring fundraiser in aid of their 2012 tour to Italy, at the Maritime Museum of the Atlantic, 1675 Lower Water Street, Halifax, NS, on Saturday, March 26 2011 at 7:30 pm.

Premier Wines of Halifax will be serving over 60 different wines from around the world along with a wide variety of cheeses. As well as fun, games and a silent auction, enjoy the resonant harmonies of Nova Voce as they entertain throughout the evening. The evening will be hosted by Costas Halavrezos, host of CBC’s Maritime Noon. Tickets may be purchased for only $50 (including a $25 charitable tax receipt for you) and are available from choir members, or by phone: 422-4837

Choral Concert with host Peter Togni, March 13, 2011 9:00 - 11:00 am, (9:30 - 11:30 NL) on CBC Radio 2

A show about giving it up

On Choral Concert this week Peter Togni brings you a show about giving it up, or giving up something you like in order to learn more about who you are. It’s a time of year in the Christian calendar known as Lent, and there has been a LOT of great music over the years written for this time of year.

You’ll hear everything from Haydn’s “Seven last Words of Christ” with the London Philharmonic Orchestra and Choir, through a live concert with Pro Coro Canada doing the music of Dmitri Bortniansky, to a classic performance of Allegri’s famous “Miserere”.

More about giving it up on the Choral Concert blog:

Thursday, March 3, 2011

Choral Concert with host Peter Togni, March 6, 2011 9:00 - 11:00 am, (9:30 - 11:30 NL) on CBC Radio 2

Mixing it up – where choral meets jazz.

This Sunday on Choral Concert Peter Togni brings you a true blending, or even a collision of cultures. You’ll hear a whole range of releases that combines choral music with classical music’s creative cousin, jazz.

You’ll hear a concert with Concerto Della Donna (conducted by Iwan Edwards) and Montreal based saxophonist Joel Miller with his group Mandala. They’ll be doing pieces by Joel created especially for this event.

Peter will also swing back to the sixties with one of the most successful pop choral groups of all time, the Swingle singers. Plus a bluegrass mass (it works!) and brand new release by the Stuttgart Chamber Choir of the master of crossover himself, the great Brazilian master Heitor Villa-Lobos.

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Vancouver Chamber Choir Auditions: March 26, 2011

The Vancouver Chamber Choir is holding auditions for professional-level singers on Saturday, March 26. All voices (SATB) are invited to audition. Please contact Natasha at for an appointment or call Violet at 604-738-6822 for further information. It is strongly advised that interested singers review the eligibility requirements on the About Us/Auditions page on our website

Tuesday, March 1, 2011

Singsation Saturday: April 9th Choral Workshop

The Toronto Mendelssohn Choir (TMC) presents Singsation Saturdays, choral workshops where anyone who loves to sing is invited to join with noted local conductors, TMC choristers and other singers to sing a variety of works from the choral repertoire. Musical scores are available for singers to borrow during the workshop.

Saturday, April 9, 2011: Gilbert and Sullivan Operettas with Guest Conductor Brian Farrow
Calling all Gilbert and Sullivan fans! This Singsation workshop brings back conductor Brian Farrow for a fun morning exploring popular Gilbert and Sullivan operettas. Last year Brian led a very popular Gilbert and Sullivan Singsation Saturday.  This year, Brian will lead participants through selections from the operettas Princess Ida, Mikado, Yeomen of the Guard, Gondelliers and Ruddigore.

Brian Farrow brings his knowledge and love of Gilbert and Sullivan to this event. He has performed many operettas and was the Music Director of the Scarborough Gilbert and Sullivan Society. He will direct and his father Stan will accompany.

Time: Saturday, April 9 from 10:30 am – 1 pm

Location: Yorkminster Park Baptist Church, Cameron Hall, 1585 Yonge St.

Price:  $10 – includes refreshments

Participants can register at the workshop.

For more information call TMC at 416-598-0422, ext 24 or check out the TMC website. (

VCC 10th Biennial Young Composers’ Competition Deadline Approaching

The Vancouver Chamber Choir encourages young composers (ages 8-22) to submit applications to the 10th Biennial Young Composers’ Competition. It is an opportunity to compose for Canada's premiere choir, have the composition performed in the choir’s concert series, and receive a cash award! For more details and to download an application form visit Forms are also available by emailing or phoning 604-738-6822.

APPLICATION DEADLINE: 5pm Monday, March 7, 2011