The Choirs

There are currently 8 choirs in the Cantabile organization, totalling nearly 300 singers.
Junior Choir

Primary Choir

Ages 6-7

The Cantabile Primary Choir is for boys and girls ages 6 – 7, and provides a unique opportunity for young children to become acquainted singing and musical fundamentals.

Directors: Margaret Moncrieff and Rachel Lutz
Accompanist: Michel Szczesniak

Junior Choir

Ages 8-9

The Junior Choir is for boys and girls ages 8 – 9. This choir provides an unique opportunity for children to become acquainted with choral music and repertoire, and the fun of working together and singing in a group.

The choir performs at Cantabile concerts in December and April as well as additional concerts throughout the city. Rehearsals for the Junior Choir are on Friday afternoons from 4:15 pm until 5:15 pm, starting in late September and running until April.

Director: Alana Sargeant
Assistant Directors: Anne-Lorraine Molloy and Joan Egnatoff
Accompanist: Michel Szczesniak

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Children’s Choir

Ages 10-13

The Children’s Choir is for boys and girls ages 10 – 13. The Children rehearse on Mondays and Wednesdays from, 4:15 to 5:15, September to mid-April. The choir sings at three of the five concerts in our season, and participate in regional tours.

Recent projects have included a staging of ‘Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat’ and ‘Listen UP!’ with Canada’s celebrated Gryphon Trio.

Director: Dr. Mark Sirett
Assistant Director: Geoffrey Sirett
Accompanist: Michel Szczesniak

Young Women’s Choir

Grade 8 & High School

The award-winning Young Women’s choir performs at four of the five concerts in the Cantabile season, and tour nationally and internationally (Alberta, Ireland, England, France and Italy.) In 2017 the teen choirs toured Cuba for a musical and cultural exchange. The Young Women have been frequent award-winners in the Ontario Provincial Finals.

Director: Dr. Mark Sirett
Assistant Director: Geoffrey Sirett
Accompanist: Michel Szczesniak

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Young Men’s Chorus

Junior & High School with Changed Voices

The Young Men perform at four of the five regular season concerts, and tour nationally and internationally (England, Alberta, France, Italy, Czech Republic). In 2017 the teen choirs toured Cuba for a musical and cultural exchange.

Director: Dr. Mark Sirett
Assistant Director: Geoffrey Sirett
Accompanist:  Michel Szczesniak

Youth Singers

Teen Voices

The Youth Singers is an SATB ensemble of teen voices that joins the Young Women’s and Young Men’s Choruses. The Youth Singers have received national and international acclaim and awards, and frequently travel.

The Youth Singers have toured England, Ireland, Prague, Italy, France, and Cuba. In Prague they were awarded “Gold” as one of the outstanding choirs of the Young Prague Festival.

Director: Dr. Mark Sirett
Assistant Director: Geoffrey Sirett
Accompanist: Michel Szczesniak

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Women’s Chorus

The Women’s Chorus performs four concerts in the season, appear throughout the region, and tour nationally and internationally.  The Women’s Chorus has been semi-finalists in the CBC Choral Competition.

The choir has toured Newfoundland, Scotland and Ireland in 2011, Italy 2014, France in 2016 and most recently Ireland in 2017.

Director: Dr. Mark Sirett
Accompanist:
Clare Miller

Men’s Choir

The Cantabile Men’s Choir debuted in April 2007. This choir performs at four out of five concerts in the regular season, performs locally outside of the regular season, and tours nationally and internationally.

In 2013 the Men’s and Women’s Chorus’s travelled to Italy and sang mass at St Peter’s Basilica.  Further travels took the choir to France in 2016 (Notre Dame, Chartres, Vimy) and Ireland in 2017.

Director: Dr. Mark Sirett
Accompanist: Clare Miller

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