Job Posting: Ottawa Choral Society Artistic Director

Working with the Board of Directors and Artistic Team, the Artistic Director (AD) of the OCS plays the central leadership role with the OCS Choir in designing and delivering the OCS programming. The Artistic Director’s primary responsibilities are to develop the programming for the choir, prepare the choir for concert performances, prepare the appropriate pedagogical approach to enhance the choirs’ musical capacity, complete the musical and production planning, and conduct concerts. Required services include regular Wednesday evening rehearsals and additional activities on specific weekends and concert production weeks.

For more details about the Ottawa Choral Society, please visit

Application deadline: February 11, 2022

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Job Posting: Communications Director for Choral Canada and CAPACOA


Choral Canada (CC) and the Canadian Association for the Performing Arts (CAPACOA) are joining forces to create a challenging and rewarding full-time, bilingual (French/English) job for a communications professional who wants to make a difference.  As a remote position, the role can be performed from anywhere in Canada.

20 hours per week will be dedicated to CC and 20 hours per week will be dedicated to CAPACOA.

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Application deadline: January 17, 2021

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Job Posting: Artistic Director for Oakville Choir for Children & Youth

The Oakville Children’s Choir (“Oakville Choir”) seeks a visionary, collaborative and dynamic music educator and leader for the role of Artistic Director. Building on the successes of the Oakville Choir to date, the Artistic Director will define and shape the Oakville Choir’s artistic vision and will be responsible for the leadership and direction of the Oakville Choir, including but not limited to programming, rehearsals, performances, conducting choirs, and recruiting and selection of the artistic team, as necessary.

For more details about the Oakville Choir, please visit

Application deadline: January 31, 2022

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Elektra Women’s Choir: Apply for our Managing Director position Today!

Elektra Women’s Choir seeks a motivated, innovative and collaborative individual who is passionate about thearts, to be the face of Elektra and fulfill the choir’s mission.

The successful candidate will support the choir’s goals for artistic excellence, financial stability, audience growth
and community engagement. The Managing Director leads the planning, development, implementation, and monitoring of policies and strategies to achieve the vision and organizational goals.

Application Deadline: Open until filled

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Vocalypse Productions: Audition Call for Upper-Voiced Singers

Ordo Virtutum (shorter Scivias version) by medieval German composer Hildegard von Bingen (staged version)
O Greenest Branch (world premiere) by Canadian composer James Rolfe (concert version)
Set up your audition NOW by emailing:
Read more about Vocalypse here:

End of August and throughout September – 2 to 3 musical rehearsals weekly
Late September into October – musical and blocking rehearsals
21, 22, 23, 24 October, 2021 – 4 performances at Saint Patrick’s Church, Halifax
Number of singers: 8 women (sopranos and mezzos: both plain chant and 2 part choral singing)
Experience required:
Choral experience
Sight reading ability
Experience singing plain chant (without vibrato)
Some theatre experience (the Bingen will be staged)
Audition date: August 11th between 2 and 5pm
Audition requirements:
You will be required to sing an excerpt of the Bingen and the Rolfe and an organum excerpt, which you will receive in advance.
About the show:
Ordo Virtutum (Order of the Virtues) is an morality play, or sacred music drama, by St. Hildegard von Bingen, composed c. 1151. It is the earliest morality play by more than a century and some would call it the first opera. It is the only Medieval musical drama to survive with an attribution for both the text and the music. A shorter version (which we will perform here) of Ordo Virtutum appears at the end of Scivias, Hildegard’s most famous account of her visions. It is also included in some manuscripts of the Symphonia armoniae celestium revelationum (“Symphony of the Harmony of Celestial Revelations”). It may have been performed by the convent nuns at the dedication of the St. Rupertsberg church in 1152.
O Greenest Branch is a new work for soprano, female chorus, congas, and organ. In the words of composer James Rolfe: “The beauty and devotion of Hildegard’s music are still fresh today; yet, at the same time and in the same place it was created, mobs were murdering Jews in the name of Christianity. To try to reconcile the jarring dissonance between these stories, I have set to music two mediaeval Hebrew poems-which mourn the Jewish victims of Crusader massacres which occurred during Hildegard’s lifetime–alongside three texts of Hildegard and a 20th-century lament by Chaim Nachman Bialik. This work opened a door for me to deal creatively with my family history: I am descended from Rhineland Jews who survived centuries of exile and violence, from the First Crusade in 1096 through to the Holocaust. We all live in the shadow of genocide, whether it took place in Canada or elsewhere; I hope that what is personal for me will also connect to listeners.”
We acknowledge the support of the Canada Council for the Arts.

Accompanist needed in Annapolis and Digby Area

Posting for a keyboard accompanist in the Annapolis & Digby area.
Three choirs in this area would like to have one accompanist to work
with all of them.

It is essential that the accompanist reads music, can accompany choral
singing, and works well with others. We sing repertoire of all kinds.
We usually have a Christmas concert and a spring concert. The
accompanist would be required for three rehearsals before the concert, a
dress rehearsal and the concert.

March 30th is the deadline for interested musicians to apply.

If you are interested in making music with some wonderful people,
please contact:
Deirdre at  OR
David at

National Youth Choir of Canada Virtual Choir Performances

“All Of Us” from “Considering Matthew Shepard”
Composer: Craig Hella Johnson; Text: Michael Dennis Browne and Craig Hella Johnson
Performers: Choral Canada’s National Youth Choir of Canada alumni
Sheet music available at Hal Leonard; please visit
Conductor: Dr. Jean-Sébastien Vallée; Apprentice Conductor: Thomas Burton
“May our songs, discussions, and learning experiences also lead to meaningful and lasting actions towards greater inclusion, diversity and equity in our choral community—let us be part of the change so it can truly be All of Us.” – Dr. Jean-Sébastien Vallée

*WORLD PREMIERE* – She Walks In Beauty
Composer: Kevin Pirker; Poet: Lord Byron (George Gordon), 1788-1824
Performers: Members of Choral Canada’s 2020 National Youth Choir of Canada
Sheet music available at Cypress Choral Music; please visit
Conductor: Jean-Sébastien Vallée; Apprentice Conductor: Thomas Burton
This is the winning composition of Choral Canada’s 2020 National Competition for Choral Writing – Diane Loomer Award…
Angela Myshkowsky (MB), Avery Opalka (NS), Beverley Rockwell (NT), Brianna Penner (SK), Diana Rockwell (NT), Élie Lefebvre-Pellegrino (QC), Emily Parker (ON), Eva Stone-Barney (QC), Grace Rose (NL), Greer Schatz (NL), Julia Brotto (ON), Kai Leung (ON), Katharina Unruh (MB), Kiley Venables (ON), Luke Munchinsky (MB), Natasha Gosling (BC), Nathan Gritter (ON), Oliver Dalton (BC), Ryan Henwood (NS), Stephen Gagnon-Ruscio (ON), Tim To (AB), William Ireton (SK)
Join our supporters of the Choral Canada’s National Youth Choir of Canada professional training program by donating here today:…/choral-canadacanada-choral/

St. Andrew’s Presbyterian Church seeks Accompanist

St. Andrews Presbyterian Church in Dartmouth seeks a Piano Accompanist for their choir. The choir is made up of 12-14 singers who love to sing! Commitment entails a one hour practice on Wed night and a Sunday worship at 10:30 am. This is a paid position.

For inquires please contact: Jocelyn Ryan-Wiggin

902 293 9609 (Cell) (Email)

Digby High C’s Festival Seeks Accompanist

The annual High Cs Choral Weekend in Digby is searching for an accompanist for the weekend of May 15th to 17th to accompany the conductor. Accommodations provided by Digby Pines Golf Resort and Spa. Please contact Carol Clayton for more details 902 221 6171

Visit the High C’s Website for more information about the festival.

About the High C’s:

High Cs is sponsored by the Digby Choral Federation.

This festival for choral singers starts in the Digby Pines Spa and Resort on Friday and Saturday and concludes with a mass choir concert on Sunday evening in the gothic Saint Bernard’s church.

All choristers are invited to attend and perform. The weekend includes rehearsals of the mass choir, workshops to improve choral skills, a wine and cheese social Friday in the Grand Lounge of the Pines, and a Conductors Appreciation Banquet Saturday evening.  This fun and challenging weekend, with fine food and warm hospitality concludes with another rehearsal and a mass choir concert Sunday.
Although the majority of choristers come from between Pictou and Yarmouth, singers have come from PEI, New Brunswick, all over Nova Scotia and even Ontario and British Columbia.