St. Cecilia Singers

Conductor: Gloria Gassi

St. Cecilia Singers is a vibrant choral ensemble of women’s voices joining together to make beautiful music! Here you will find a supportive environment, which encourages the development of your singing voice in a choral setting. Members of this choir are committed to achieving excellence through individual and group study. The transformative power of choral music nurtures a cooperative spirit, historical, social and cultural awareness, and the intellectual, emotional and spiritual enrichment of each singer. The St. Cecilia Singers has a long-standing tradition at the Don Wright Faculty of Music and performs an eclectic variety of repertoire in concerts on and off campus. Placement in this ensemble is by audition, based on vocal and sight-reading abilities.

Auditions:

Audition required. Open to all Western students. Complete audition information available here.

Rehearsals:

Tuesday and Wednesday, 3:30 p.m. - 5:30 p.m.

View course outline for more information or visit the MPS general ensemble information page.

Performances (2017/2018):

Choral Celebration: Celebrating 150
Friday, October 27, 7:30 p.m.
First-St. Andrew’s United Church, 350 Queens Ave., London

All four choirs (Chorale, Les Choristes, St. Cecilia Singers, and Western University Singers) join together in a special concert celebrating Canada’s 150th anniversary. Each choir is featured, as well as a combined performance of the commissioned work by Mark Sirett entitled, On Truth and Reconciliation.

$15/$10 (adults/students and seniors)
Purchase tickets in advance online, in person or by phone at 519-672-8800 via The Grand Theatre Box Office.  Cash only at the door.


Rejoice and Sing
Friday, November 24, 7 p.m.
St. Peter’s Cathedral Basilica, 196 Dufferin Ave., London

St. Cecilia Singers and Western University Singers join in concert to celebrate the season.

$10 (general admission)
Purchase tickets in advance online, in person or by phone at 519-672-8800 via The Grand Theatre Box Office.  Cash only at the door.


Seasons of Love
Wednesday, February 14, 6 p.m.
von Kuster Hall, Music Building

St. Cecilia Singers and Western University Singers join in concert with songs to celebrate life and love.

Free admission


Choral Celebration 2: Together in Song
Wednesday, March 28, 7:30 p.m.
First-St. Andrew’s United Church, 350 Queens Ave., London

The choirs reunite to close the choral season. Various works for women’s and men’s choirs as well as a unified performance for all singers will enhance the program.

$15/$10 (adults/students and seniors)
Purchase tickets in advance online, in person or by phone at 519-672-8800 via The Grand Theatre Box Office. Cash only at the door.


Previous Events and Collaborations:

  • April 1, 2016: Voices in Splendour with McMaster University Women's Chorus at St. Peter’s Cathedral Basilica, London
  • November 28, 2014: Sounds of the Spheres – Elmer Iseler Singers, St. Cecilia Singers and Western University Singers at St. Peter’s Cathedral Basilica
  • April 4, 2014: In Stillness, Peace: with Cardinal Carter Academy for the Arts Womens’ Choir of Toronto at St. Peter’s Cathedral Basilica, London
  • November 26, 2011: Serata Musicale Italiana: with Orchestra London for 150th Anniversary of Unification of Italy, Gala Event at Marconi Club
  • March 3, 2011: Bella Voce Women’s Choir Festival: with Mc Master University Women’s Choir and Brock University Women’s Choir at Westdale United Church, Hamilton, Ontario
  • Feb. 15, 2008:  Gifts and Givers, Guest choir at King’s College Event
  • Feb. 11, 2008: Vox Femina: with University of Toronto Women’s Choir at Christ Church Deer Park, Toronto,
  • March 9, 2007: Hope and Inspiration, with University of Toronto Women’s choir at St. Peter’s Cathedral Basilica, London