Toronto, Ontario, September 2019 — The Amadeus Choir has announced the artists selected for its 2019-20 Emerging Canadian Voices (ECV) program, supported by a three-year gift from the Azrieli Foundation. In this inaugural year, the program includes six singers who will hold leadership positions in the Amadeus Choir during weekly rehearsals and perform at all Amadeus concerts and events.
The Amadeus Choir’s 2019/20 Emerging Canadian Voices are: Nicholas Wanstall, Emily Lynch, Elizabeth Wanstall, Matthew Chan, Allison Winn, and Meredith Wanstall.
All six ECV singers also perform with Octava Vocal Ensemble, a group of eight young musicians who have dedicated the past three years to honing their craft, working to a professional standard of excellence in a cappella performance. As an ensemble-in-residence, all eight members of Octava will benefit from mentorship and professional development workshops led by Artistic Director and Conductor Kathleen Allan, the choir’s senior section leads, and the Amadeus Choir’s community partners. Each ECV participant will also receive a stipend.
This project is one that the choir could only put into action with the assistance of a committed sponsor. The choir is grateful for the three-year commitment the Azrieli Foundation has made to support the evolution of the ECV program.
For more information about the Amadeus Choir or ECV program, or to schedule an interview, please contact Keith Loach at firstname.lastname@example.org.
About the Amadeus Choir of Greater Toronto
Founded in 1974, the Amadeus Choir has become known for its professionalism, exceptional musicality, and diverse, high-quality programming. Now under the direction of Kathleen Allan, the choir is committed to promoting the work Canadian composers and sharing the power of choral music with Toronto, Canada, and beyond.
MA Music, MBA
Managing Director, Amadeus Choir