Eleanor Joanne Daley
|Birth name||Eleanor Joanne Daley|
April 21, 1955 |
Parry Sound, Ontario, Canada
|Genres||Choral and Church Music|
|Occupation(s)||Composer, Choirmaster, Choral Clinician and Accompanist|
|Years active||1982 – present|
|Website||Published Works of Eleanor Daley|
Eleanor Joanne Daley, or simply Eleanor Daley, as she is more widely known and publicized, (born in Parry Sound, Ontario on April 21, 1955) is a Canadian composer of choral and church music, a church choirmaster, choral clinician and accompanist.
Among her best-known works are The Rose Trilogy and Requiem. Daley holds a bachelor's degree in organ performance from Queen's University in Kingston, Ontario, and holds multiple diplomas in piano and organ, having studied in both Canada and England. She currently resides in Toronto, where she works as a composer and serves as the music and choir director at Fairlawn Avenue United Church and as accompanist for the Bach Children's Chorus.
As a composer, Daley is regularly commissioned by choral groups and arts organizations throughout North America and Europe. In her native Canada, she has composed for numerous ensembles including the Elmer Iseler Singers, the Amadeus Choir, the Toronto Children's Chorus, the Amabile Youth Singers, St. Mary's Children's Choir, the Cantabile Singers of Kingston, the Savridi Singers, the Vancouver Men's Chorus and the Victoria Scholars. Daley has also worked under commission to many groups in the United States, including the Master Chorale of Tampa Bay, Texas Woman's University, the Texas Choral Directors Association, and the American Choral Directors Association. Commissions from Europe include festivals in Norway and Germany, and England's Oxford University Press. Oxford is one of eleven Canadian, US, and UK-based printing houses which publish Daley's music.
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