St. Cecilia Singers

St Cecilia singersPhoto: Morris Lamont

Conductor: Gloria Gassi

St. Cecilia Singers is a vibrant choral ensemble of women’s voices joining together to make beautiful music! Here you will find a supportive environment, which encourages the development of your singing voice in a choral setting. Members of this choir are committed to achieving excellence through individual and group study. The transformative power of choral music nurtures a cooperative spirit, historical, social and cultural awareness, and the intellectual, emotional and spiritual enrichment of each singer. The St. Cecilia Singers has a long-standing tradition at the Don Wright Faculty of Music and performs an eclectic variety of repertoire in concerts on and off campus. Placement in this ensemble is by audition, based on vocal and sight-reading abilities.

Auditions

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

Rehearsals

Monday to Thursday, 3:30 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.

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

Performance Excerpts

“A Brighter Garden”, Paul Halley
Conductor, Gloria Gassi
2018-2019

“A Brighter Garden” by Paul Halley
Copyright © 2009 by Back Alley Music (ASCAP)
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All rights reserved. Used by permission.

Performances (2019-2020)

At the Heart of Stillness
Friday, October 18, 7:30 p.m.
St. Peter’s Cathedral Basilica, 196 Dufferin Ave, London

Les Choristes and St. Cecilia Singers. In our troubled world where the innocent suffer, we offer a plea for an attitude of non-violence while remembering those who gave their lives for peace.

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.


Previous Events and Collaborations:

  • April 1, 2016: Voices in Splendour with McMaster University Women's Chorus at St. Peter’s Cathedral Basilica, London
  • November 28, 2014: Sounds of the Spheres – Elmer Iseler Singers, St. Cecilia Singers and Western University Singers at St. Peter’s Cathedral Basilica
  • April 4, 2014: In Stillness, Peace: with Cardinal Carter Academy for the Arts Womens’ Choir of Toronto at St. Peter’s Cathedral Basilica, London
  • November 26, 2011: Serata Musicale Italiana: with Orchestra London for 150th Anniversary of Unification of Italy, Gala Event at Marconi Club
  • March 3, 2011: Bella Voce Women’s Choir Festival: with Mc Master University Women’s Choir and Brock University Women’s Choir at Westdale United Church, Hamilton, Ontario
  • Feb. 15, 2008:  Gifts and Givers, Guest choir at King’s College Event
  • Feb. 11, 2008: Vox Femina: with University of Toronto Women’s Choir at Christ Church Deer Park, Toronto,
  • March 9, 2007: Hope and Inspiration, with University of Toronto Women’s choir at St. Peter’s Cathedral Basilica, London