Western University Singers

Western University Singers

Conductor

Mark Ramsay

Auditions

Audition required. Open to all Western University students.

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Rehearsals

Mondays & Wednesdays
3:30 - 5:30pm

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Voice at Western

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.

2021-22 Performances

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All concerts are approximately 1.5 hours in length.

Monday, December 6 | 7:30pm
Paul Davenport Theatre
Chorale and Western University Singers

Monday, February 14 | 7:30pm – CANCELLED
Paul Davenport Theatre
Chorale and Western University Singers

Tuesday, March 29 | 7:30pm – NEW DATE
von Kuster Hall
Western University Singers and St. Cecilia Singers
This concert replaces the previously announced Choral Celebration, previously scheduled on March 26 at St. Peter’s Cathedral Basilica, which can no longer be accommodated by the venue.


Performance Excerpts

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"When Dawn Shines", Mishaal Surti, B. Sc. Honours and B. Ed. (2007), Western University
von Kuster Hall
Mark Ramsay, conductor
December 2020

 

“Le Pont Mirabeau”, Jeff Enns
St. Peter’s Cathedral Basilica
Patrick Murray, conductor
2018-2019


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