Western University Singers

Western University Singers

Conductors: Patrick Murray, Kathleen Allan

Western University Singers has long been recognized as one of Canada’s most accomplished university mixed choral ensembles. The choir has received over a dozen national and international awards, including several CBC Radio Choral Competition prizes, first place in the BBC International Choral Competition, Canadian Music Educators’ Association Performance Awards, the London Music Award’s “2012 Most Popular Classical Vocal Group” and the “2013 Jack Richardson Music Award for Classical Choir.” In addition to exploring a wide range of traditional choral repertoire and styles, the choir has premiered numerous commissions and new works and enjoys collaborating with other choral and instrumental organizations.

This mixed choir is comprised of students from across campus, but many are vocal majors. They perform six to 10 concerts each academic year both on and off campus, including regular performances with Western University Symphony Orchestra. They have toured in Canada and the United States and have sung for national conventions of the Association of Canadian Choral Conductors, the American Choral Directors Association, and the Kodály Society of Canada. They have also collaborated with other ensembles in events such as University Voices and several concerts with Orchestra London and London Pro Musica, and premiered numerous commissions and new works, including R. Murray Schafer's Apocalypsis. The diverse styles performed by the choir are reflected in their most recent recordings, The King Shall Rejoice and Echo: Choral Creativity in Motion.

Auditions:

Audition required. Open to all Western students. Complete audition information available here.

Rehearsals:

Mondays and Wednesdays, 3:30 p.m. - 5:30 p.m.

View course outline for more information or visit the MPS general ensemble information page.

Hear us in Action

Western University Singers via Soundcloud

Performances (2019-2020)

The Farthest Shore
Saturday, October 19, 7:30 p.m.
First-St. Andrew’s United Church, 350 Queens Ave., London

Chorale and Western University Singers. Music of aspiration and exploration.

Advance Tickets: $10 (general admission) Door sales: $15 (cash only at the door)
Purchase tickets in advance online, in person or by phone at 519-672-8800 via the Grand Theatre Box Office (471 Richmond St., London, ON N6A 3E4). Cash only at the door. Advance ticket purchase strongly encouraged.


Carols and Choirs
Friday, November 29, 7:30 p.m.
St. Peter’s Cathedral Basilica, 196 Dufferin Ave, London

All four choirs (Chorale, Les Choristes, St. Cecilia Singers, and Western University Singers) join to celebrate the holiday season

Advance Tickets: $15/$10 (general admission/students and seniors) Door sales: $20/$15 (cash only at the door)
Purchase tickets in advance online, in person or by phone at 519-672-8800 via the Grand Theatre Box Office (471 Richmond St., London, ON N6A 3E4). Cash only at the door. Advance ticket purchase strongly encouraged.


Earth, Sea and Sky
Wednesday, February 12, 6:00 p.m.
von Kuster Hall, Music Building

St. Cecilia Singers and Western University Singers. A tribute to our planet.

Free Admission


United We Sing
Friday, March 27, 7:30 p.m.
St. Peter’s Cathedral Basilica, 196 Dufferin Ave, London

All choirs join to close the choral season.

Advance Tickets: $15/$10 (general admission/students and seniors) Door Sales: $20/$15 (cash only at the door)
Purchase tickets in advance online, in person or by phone at 519-672-8800 via the Grand Theatre Box Office (471 Richmond St., London, ON N6A 3E4). Cash only at the door. Advance ticket purchase strongly encouraged.