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 - 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
2018-19

“A Brighter Garden” by Paul Halley
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2019-20 Performances

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.

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

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 - CANCELLED Learn More
Friday, March 27, 7:30 p.m.
St. Peter’s Cathedral Basilica, 196 Dufferin Ave, London
All choirs join to close the choral season.


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