ETOBICOKE CENTENNIAL CHOIR ANNOUNCES 2018-2019 SEASON AND HOSTS OPEN REHEARSAL FOR PROSPECTIVE SINGERS
Entering its 52nd season, the Etobicoke Centennial Choir (ECC) continues to enrich the cultural life of the community through the performance of diverse high-calibre vocal music performances.
The choir provides a musical home for men and women who share a common passion for the joy of ensemble singing and for sharing the beauty and excitement of choral music with others. The ECC offers amateur singers the opportunity to work with professional musicians, improve vocal skills and perform a wide variety of music, ranging from classical masterpieces to contemporary compositions and popular music.
New Singers Welcome
The ECC welcomes new singers in all sections for the upcoming season. Interested singers are invited to attend an OPEN REHEARSAL on Tuesday, September 11, 2018 from 7:30-10:00 pm at Humber Valley United Church, 76 Anglesey Blvd., Etobicoke. Participants will have the opportunity to sing with the choir during a typical rehearsal, meet the conductor and choristers and explore what the choir offers.
The choir also welcomes non-singing associate members and volunteers.
Music Director Henry Renglich has programmed a season of diverse and exciting choral music this year.
The season begins December 8, 2018 with a performance of Bach’s Christmas Cantata and other seasonal music.
Two contrasting masses are featured on April 6, 2019 – Dvorak’s Mass in D and Missa Gaia/Earth Mass, Paul Winter’s celebration of our planet, featuring jazz-infused instrumentation, choir, vocal soloists, and the calls of wolves, whales, and other animals.
On June 1, 2019 ECC will premier original Bulgarian-inspired world music compositions by Toronto guitarist/composer Anton Apostolov, accompanied by instrumentalists and video installation, along with Morton Lauridsen’s Les Chansons des Roses and a selection of spirituals.