Association of Canadian Choral Condutors

Association of Canadian Choral Condutors

Tuesday, June 14, 2011

National Competition for Canadian Amateur Choirs

The Association of Canadian Choral Communities (ACCC) is pleased to announce the names of the choirs that have been selected to proceed to the final round of the 2011 National Competition for Canadian Amateur Choirs.

This is the second year that the ACCC has administered the biennial competition in partnership with the Canada Council for the Arts and CBC Radio/Radio-Canada, having rescued the event after funding cuts forced the CBC to eliminate the popular competition in 2010.

Winners of the 2011 Competition will be announced on July 6, 2011, at the opening gala concert of Festival 500 at the Arts and Culture Centre, St. John's, Newfoundland and Labrador, and broadcast on CBC's Choral Concert with host Peter Togni on Sunday, July 10, 2011.

The next National Competition for Canadian Amateur Choirs will be held in 2013. Details will be posted on the ACCC web site ( as soon as they are available.
Category 1: Children’s Choirs/Choeurs d'enfants
The Bach Children’s Chorus: Chamber Choir – Elora, ON Conductor: Linda Beaupré

Category 2: Youth Choirs | Upper Voices/Choeurs de jeunes | voix aiguës
Ensemble vocal senior De La Salle – Ottawa, ON Conductor: Robert Filion

Category 3: Youth Choirs | Lower Voices/Choeurs de jeunes | voix basses
Canterbury High School Male Chorus – Ottawa, ON Conductor: Laurie Hamilton

Category 4: Youth Choirs | Mixed Voices/Choeurs de jeunes | voix mixtes
Coastal Sound Youth Choir – Vancouver, BC Conductor: Carrie Tennant
Cawthra Park Chamber Choir – Mississauga, ON Conductor: Bob Anderson

Category 5: Mixed-Voice Collegiate Choirs/Choeurs post-secondaires | voix mixtes
University of Guelph Chamber Singers Conductor: Marta McCarthy
University of Alberta Concert Choir Conductor: Debra Cairns

Category 6: Adult SATB Choirs/Choeurs d'adultes | voix mixtes
Quintessential Vocal Ensemble – St. John’s, NL Conductor: Susan Quinn

Category 7: Adult Chamber Choirs/Choeurs de chambre d'adultes
DaCapo Chamber Choir – Waterloo, ON Conductor: Leonard Enns
i Coristi Chamber Choir – Edmonton, AB Conductor: Debra Cairns
Vancouver Cantata Singers – Vancouver, BC Conductor: Eric Hannan

Category 9: Equal-Voice Women’s Choirs/Choeurs de femmes
Belle Canto (24 Voices) Edmonton, AB Conductor: Heather Johnson

Category 10: Small Vocal Ensembles/Petits ensembles vocaux
Afterglow – St. John’s, NL Conductor/Contact: Susan Quinn/Adrienne Fitzgerald
Ensemble vocal Arcantia – Laval, QC Conductor: Jean-François Trudel

Category 11: Contemporary Choral Music/Musique contemporaine
DaCapo Chamber Choir – Waterloo, ON Conductor: Leonard Enns

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