Western University Singers finalist in National Choir Competition
Western University Singers, under the direction of Jennifer Moir and Patrick Murray during 2018-2019, has been chosen as a finalist in the Collegiate Choirs category of this year's National Competition for Canadian Amateur Choirs.
A treasured Canadian choral tradition, the celebrated National Competition for Canadian Amateur Choirs inspires choirs to strive for excellence, provides visibility for amateur choirs of all types and traditions, and encourages the creation and performance of Canadian works. The Competition, presented by Choral Canada in collaboration with the Canada Council for the Arts, and with support from CBC Music, Centre d’excellence artistique del’Ontario and UNISONG is open to all Canadian amateur choirs and attracts diverse participants from coast to coast.
Western University Singers was awarded a prize in the competition two years ago under the direction of Lydia Adams.
Winners will be announced on-air on CBC Music’s Choral Concert with host Katherine Duncan on Sunday, June 30, 2019. Cash prizes are awarded for the top performances in each category, as well as a $1000 prize for the choir with the Best Performance of a Canadian Work, and $500 for the choir with the Best Performance of a French Canadian Work (Centre d’excellence artistique de l’Ontario Prize).
"I'm proud of our students' work this past year to continue to make music of this calibre," says Patrick Murray, co-director.
Congratulations to all of our Western University Singers choristers!