Choir Camp 2023, Owen Sound, Ontario


We are very excited to announce a new summer choral event in Ontario called Choir Camp 2023. Happening July 10-14, 2023, at St. Andrew’s Presbyterian Church in Owen Sound, Ontario, Choir Camp will be five days of large and small choir rehearsals, singing and music workshops, a mid-week concert by the Canadian Chamber Choir, and an end-of-week concert of our camp choirs. 

We are inviting adults of all ages and students age 14+ to attend our camp. All singers are welcome, whether they can read music or not, and regardless of singing level or ability.

We are thrilled to bring two very impressive choral professionals to Owen Sound to lead our choirs and workshops: Dr. Elaine Choi and Dr. Julia Davids.

Dr. Elaine Choi will lead our mass choir and workshops on singing and conducting. Originally from Hong Kong, Elaine is very active in Toronto as the artistic director of the Pax Christi Chorale, the director of music at Timothy Eaton Memorial Church, the conductor of the University of Toronto Soprano/Alto Chorus, and the founding artistic director of Babεl (an SATB choral ensemble whose mission is to bridge cultures through choral music).

Dr. Julia Davids is the artistic director of the Canadian Chamber Choir. She and the choir will lead a vocal workshop for the Choir Camp singers, as well as put on an evening concert for the Grey/Bruce community while they are here. Julia has led workshops and master classes for choirs and conductors throughout Canada and the U.S. Originally from London, Ontario, Julia is a professor and director of choral activities at North Park University, Chicago. She is co-author with Stephen LaTour of Vocal Technique – A Guide for Conductors, Teachers, and Singers, which was the winner of Choral Canada’s 2014 award for best choral publication.  

Choir Camp 2023 will also be supported by many local choral and vocal professionals.

We hope to include a wide variety of musical styles at Choir Camp including classical, folk, musical theatre, a cappella, popular, music of various cultures, and more. Anyone who loves to sing and make music together will find something fun and challenging to do!

You can register for Choir Camp 2023 and learn more on our website,, on Facebook at “Choir Camp 2023”, and on Instagram at “choir_camp_2023”. Please sign up for our mailing list if you would like to receive our monthly emails.

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Arlen Wiebe & Matthew Allard