Les Choristes

Les Choristes


Tracy Wong


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Les Choristes is a soprano and alto choir made up of students from across campus, most of whom are voice majors at the Don Wright Faculty of Music. The choir is led by Dr. Tracy Wong and performs a variety of music that includes different eras, styles, and languages.

Les Choristes has enjoyed a rich history of commissioning and premiering compositions, including works by Canadian composers such as Andrew Balfour, Nancy Telfer, Ruth Watson Henderson, Jeff Smallman, and Sarah Quartel.

The choir has received awards in the CBC Choral Competitions and from the Canadian Music Educators’ Association. They have also been featured at MusicFest Canada, the Ontario Music Educators’ Association conference, and the American Choral Directors Association conference. Tours have brought the group to both Ottawa and Toronto and they recently collaborated in concert with musica intima and Andrew Balfour.

2023-24 Performances

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All concerts are approximately 1.5 hours in length unless otherwise noted. Download concert program in advance.

Wednesday, October 25 | 7:30pm
Paul Davenport Theatre
Choral Kick-off!
Chorale, Les Choristes and Western University Singers share the stage to kick off the choral season. Come hear all three ensembles perform and join forces as a massed choir.

Friday, October 27 | 12:30pm (approx. 1 hour duration)
Paul Davenport Theatre
Western University Singers and Les Choristes and other musicians join a special event combining a concert with a discussion of the increasing natural disasters coming from climate change and what we can do to adapt to our changing reality. Learn more

Wednesday, December 6 | 7:30pm
von Kuster Hall
December Musings
Join us in an evening of choral music that reflects varied impressions of December. Les Choristes and Western University Singers share the concert to end the semester. 

Thursday, February 15 | 12:30pm (approx. 1 hour duration)
von Kuster Hall
Lunchtime Choral Series featuring Les Choristes
Take a midday break, unplug, and catch each of our faculty choirs in concert this week.

Wesnesday, March 27 | 7:30pm
Paul Davenport Theatre
United in Song
Les Choristes and Chorale pair up for their final concert of the year. Come celebrate the end of the school year as over 100 voices join together in songs of celebration. 

Recent Repertoire

Lullaby – Matthew Emery

Alice – Sarah Quartel

Magnificat – Christine Donkin

A Ceremony of Carols, Op. 28 – Benjamin Britten

Blue Sky – Wei Cui

Hoj, Hura Hoj (O Mountain, O!) – Otmar Macha

Come Ye Makers of Song – Ruth Watson Henderson

Tancnota (Dancing Song) – Zoltán Kodály

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