Eleanor Joanne Daley

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Eleanor Daley
Birth nameEleanor Joanne Daley
Born (1955-04-21) April 21, 1955 (age 63)
Parry Sound, Ontario, Canada
GenresChoral and Church Music
Occupation(s)Composer, Choir director, Choral Clinician and Accompanist
Instrumentsorgan, piano
Years active1982 – present
WebsitePublished 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[1] of choral and church music, a church choir director, choral clinician and accompanist.[2]

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.[2]

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 received the 2008 Brock Commission from the American Choral Directors Association.[3] 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.[2]

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  1. ^ Peña, Susan L. (15 December 2008). "Vivaldi the centerpiece for Wheatland Chorale". Reading Eagle. Retrieved 13 February 2011.
  2. ^ a b c Eleanor Daley at Alliance Music Publications. Retrieved 18 January 2013.
  3. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2016-03-08. Retrieved 2016-03-27., Retrieved March 2016