Western University Singers

Conductor: Lydia Adams

Western University Singers has long been recognized as one of Canada’s most accomplished university mixed choral ensembles. The choir has received over a dozen national and international awards, including several CBC Radio Choral Competition prizes, first place in the BBC International Choral Competition, Canadian Music Educators’ Association Performance Awards, the London Music Award’s “2012 Most Popular Classical Vocal Group” and the “2013 Jack Richardson Music Award for Classical Choir.” In addition to exploring a wide range of traditional choral repertoire and styles, the choir has premiered numerous commissions and new works and enjoys collaborating with other choral and instrumental organizations.

This mixed choir is comprised of students from across campus, but many are vocal majors.  They perform six to 10 concerts each academic year both on and off campus, including regular performances with Western University Symphony Orchestra. They have toured in Canada and the United States and have sung for national conventions of the Association of Canadian Choral Conductors, the American Choral Directors Association, and the Kodály Society of Canada. They have also collaborated with other ensembles in events such as University Voices and several concerts with Orchestra London and London Pro Musica, and premiered numerous commissions and new works, including R. Murray Schafer's Apocalypsis. The diverse styles performed by the choir are reflected in their most recent recordings, The King Shall Rejoice and Echo: Choral Creativity in Motion.

Auditions:

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

Rehearsals:

Wednesday and Thursday, 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.