Chor Leoni Men's Choir

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Chor Leoni Men's Choir
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Background information
Origin Vancouver, British Columbia
Genres Classical music
Years active 1992 (1992) - Present
Website http://www.chorleoni.org

The Chor Leoni Men's Choir is a male choir based in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. Founded by Diane Loomer C.M. in 1992, the Chor Leoni consists of 50 men. While primarily focusing on classical repertoire, the choir sings music of all genres in many different languages.

Achievements[edit]

  • 1994 - Best Community Choir, CBC/Radio-Canada National Radio Competition for Amateur Choirs
  • 1994 - 1st Prize, Equal Voice (Male), CBC/Radio-Canada National Radio Competition for Amateur Choirs
  • 1996 - 2nd Prize, Equal Voice (Male), CBC/Radio-Canada National Radio Competition for Amateur Choirs
  • 1998 - 2nd Prize, Equal Voice (Male), CBC/Radio-Canada National Radio Competition for Amateur Choirs
  • 2002 - 1st Prize, Equal Voice (Male), CBC/Radio-Canada National Radio Competition for Amateur Choirs
  • 2002 - 1st Prize, Contemporary - CBC/Radio-Canada National Radio Competition for Amateur Choirs
  • 2002 - Best Performance of a Canadian Work - CBC/Radio-Canada National Radio Competition for Amateur Choirs
  • 2003 - 4th Place, European Broadcasting Union's "Let the Peoples Sing" International Choral Competition
  • 2004 - National Choral Award for Outstanding Choral Recording ("Yuletide Fires"), Association of Canadian Choral Conductors[1]
  • 2004 - Western Canadian Music Awards, Outstanding Classical Recording ("Yuletide Fires"), Western Canadian Music Alliance[2]
  • 2006 - 1st Prize, Equal Voice (Male), CBC/Radio-Canada National Radio Competition for Amateur Choirs[3]

Notable Performances and Tours[edit]

  • 1997 - Atlantic Provinces Tour[4]
  • 2000 - Association of Canadian Choral Conductors’ PODIUM 2000
  • 2000 - International Society of Music Educators’ 2000 Convention
  • 2002 - Regional conference of the American Choral Directors Association, Tacoma, WA[5]
  • 2002 - Canadian representative, AmericaFest World Festival of Singing for Boys and Men, Collegeville, MN
  • 2002 - Sixth World Symposium on Choral Music, Minneapolis, MN
  • 2007 - Central Canada Tour, performances and workshops in Montreal, Lachute, Quebec City, Ottawa, Kitchener
  • 2007 - Stratford Summer Music Festival, Stratford, Ontario
  • 2008 - Invited guest choir, NW Division Convention, American Choral Directors' Association, Vancouver, Canada
  • 2008 - Invited guest choir, Western Division Convention, American Choral Directors' Association, Anaheim, CA.
  • 2008 - Host Choir, 2nd International Boys & Men’s Choral Festival, Hradec Králové/Prague, Czech Republic
  • 2009 - Canadian representative and International Guest Choir, 50th National Convention, American Choral Directors' Association, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma[6]

Recordings[edit]

  • Songs of War and Peace - Skylark Records Cat. No. 9501
  • L'Hymne au Printemps - Out of print.
  • Canadian Safari - Cypress Choral Recordings Cat. No. CCR0603[7]
  • Canadian Safari 2 - Cypress Choral Recordings Cat. No. CCR0401[8]
  • Goin’ Home - Cypress Choral Recordings Cat. No. 0701
  • Chor Leoni - Cypress Choral Recordings Cat. No. CCR0604
  • Yuletide Fires - Cypress Choral Recordings Cat. No. CCR0601[9]
  • Carols & Lullabies: Christmas in the Southwest - Cypress Choral Recordings Cat. No. 0703
  • Healing Voices - Cypress Choral Recordings Cat. No. 0602[10]
  • Circle of Compassion - Cypress Choral Recordings Cat. No. 0702[11]
  • Meetin' Here Tonight - Cypress Choral Recordings Cat. No. 0901

References[edit]

  1. ^ Association of Canadian Choral Conductors (2006). "ACCC - National Choral Awards:". Association of Canadian Choral Conductors. Retrieved 2008-03-21. 
  2. ^ Western Canadian Music Alliance (2004). "WCMA - Western Canadian Music Awards:". Western Canadian Music Alliance. Archived from the original on 2008-01-23. Retrieved 2008-03-21. 
  3. ^ Canadian Broadcasting Corporation (2008). "CBC Radio Canada - Canadian Choral Competition Winners:". CBC Radio Canada. Archived from the original on 2008-02-18. Retrieved 2008-03-21. 
  4. ^ "Canadian Safari." Chor Leoni Music. N.p., 2013. Web. 07 Feb. 2013. <http://www.chorleoni.org/recordings/canadian_safari?frm=3CDF9E61>.
  5. ^ "ACDA - American Choral Directors Association." ACDA - American Choral Directors Association. N.p., n.d. Web. 07 Feb. 2013. <http://acda.org/page.asp?page=conferences>.
  6. ^ "Chor Leoni Men's Choir Bio, History, Info on JamBase." Chor Leoni Men's Choir Bio, History, Info on JamBase. N.p., n.d. Web. 07 Feb. 2013. <http://www.jambase.com/Artists/70185/Chor-Leoni-Men's-Choir/Bio>.
  7. ^ "Canadian Safari." Chor Leoni Music. N.p., 2013. Web. 07 Feb. 2013. <http://www.chorleoni.org/recordings/canadian_safari?frm=3CDF9E61>.
  8. ^ "Canadian Safari." Chor Leoni Music. N.p., 2013. Web. 07 Feb. 2013. <http://www.chorleoni.org/recordings/canadian_safari?frm=3CDF9E61>.
  9. ^ "Chor Leoni Men's Choir Bio, History, Info on JamBase." Chor Leoni Men's Choir Bio, History, Info on JamBase. N.p., n.d. Web. 07 Feb. 2013. <http://www.jambase.com/Artists/70185/Chor-Leoni-Men's-Choir/Bio>.
  10. ^ "Chor Leoni Men's Choir Bio, History, Info on JamBase." Chor Leoni Men's Choir Bio, History, Info on JamBase. N.p., n.d. Web. 07 Feb. 2013. <http://www.jambase.com/Artists/70185/Chor-Leoni-Men's-Choir/Bio>.
  11. ^ "Chor Leoni Men's Choir Bio, History, Info on JamBase." Chor Leoni Men's Choir Bio, History, Info on JamBase. N.p., n.d. Web. 07 Feb. 2013. <http://www.jambase.com/Artists/70185/Chor-Leoni-Men's-Choir/Bio>.

Bibliography[edit]

  • Dykk, Lloyd. "A niche choir grows into a tradition," The Vancouver Sun, 5 Nov 2005
  • Duke, David Gordon. "Choir to perform Whitman set to music," The Vancouver Sun, 9 Nov 2006
  • Mazey, Steven. "Prize-winning Vancouver men's choir makes Ottawa debut," The Ottawa Citizen, 16 Aug 2007
  • Ariaratnam, Daniel. "Choir mixes Hockey Night into repertoire: Chor Leoni Men's Choir closes Stratford Summer Music Festival," The Record (Kitchener), 21 Aug 2007
  • Duke, David Gordon. " Young 'lions' add their voices to choir's tribute. . ." The Vancouver Sun, 8 Nov 2007

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