Association of Canadian Choral Condutors

Association of Canadian Choral Condutors

Thursday, February 13, 2014

CHORAL CONCERT, with host Nick Halley Sunday, February 16th, 2014: 9:05 - 10:00 am, (9:35 - 10:30 NT) on CBC Radio 2

Basking in the choral sun

Taking time to sing is a known cure for the winter blues. If you sing in a choir, you already know it is a very cathartic, healthy experience—especially for those who do it just for the love of it.

People have known this for a very long time. Back as far as the 1700’s in England people were really starting to get organized about choral singing and began to create choral societies all across the country. The regular folk loved choral singing and were really interested in finding music that they could practice and perform.

Well, enter George Frideric Handel. During this period he started writing tons of choral music these new groups could sing, and they loved him for it. It became a golden period with many of the most famous  choral works coming out of it.

This Sunday on Choral Concert Nick Halley will kick off the show with a great chorus from Handel’s Solomon, and then follow that up with music from the man who inspired both Handel and Bach – Dietrich Buxtehude.

Monday, February 10, 2014

Llangollen International Musical Eisteddfod July 8 - 13, 2014

Solo Competitions at Llangollen

Once again we will be demonstrating our commitment to ensuring that as many individuals as possible compete at Llangollen 2014 whether that is within dance, instrumental or vocal competitions.  
Deadline 7th March 2014

For information visit our Website or contact the Office by emailing

Saturday, February 8, 2014

VIIIth Edition of Amadeus Choral Composition Contest (2014)

The VIIIth Edition of Amadeus Choral composition contest (2014) is under way in Puebla de la Calzada, (Extremadura, SPAIN). Rules are  available at the contest web  and in English: The  competition is open to composers of all ages and nationalities who may submit as much as four works each, two for mixed voices and two for equal voices. Two prizes will be given to each modality, one for the best work in 2014 and another one for the best work of Extremaduran folklore in 2014.

The deadline is March 31st 2014 and for composers residing overseas an email address is available.
Official website:

Friday, February 7, 2014

CHORAL CONCERT, with host Nick Halley Sunday, February 9, 2014: 9:05 - 10:00 am, (9:35 - 10:30 NT) on CBC Radio 2

Why you might owe a lot to William Byrd.

Do you, or does someone you know have anything patented, some sort of copyright, something you've written or an image that's been put to use?

If so, you owe a lot to the British composer William Byrd.

Back in the 16th century William Byrd was one of the first composers to have his music printed, and in doing so the Queen gave him the right to be the ONLY one who could authorize the printing of his music. It was the first "copyright" for music, and we owe it to Byrd for being the first to get the intellectual property rights ball rolling.

This week on Choral Concert Nick Halley will bring you lots of music by the great master William Byrd, along with a feast of choral sounds are both sweet and savoury. everything from J.S. Bach to the French mystic Olivier Messiaen.

And don't forget, you can stream choral music 24/7 at the CBC Music choral stream.

Tuesday, February 4, 2014

Tafelmusik Baroque Summer Institute May 26 - June 8, 2014

The Tafelmusik Baroque Summer Institute at the Faculty of Music, University of Toronto, Ontario, 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. The Institute is open to advanced students, pre-professional and professional musicians.

If you haven’t received a brochure yet or would like extras to give to friends and colleagues, please email the contact below.

Visit for full information and application

Application Deadline MARCH 14, 2014

Contact: Caitlin Cross, TBSI Administrative Coordinator, at 416-964-9562 ext. 241

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