Open Call

Choral Art: Choirs

Banff Centre for Arts and Creativity

No Funding
Banff, Canada


Choirs in this program will become immersed in the world of choral art. They will have the opportunity to collaborate with award-winning, international composition and conductor faculty, and work with ensemble-in-residence Pro Coro Canada. The weekend aims to create exchange between a circle of creators, leaders, and performers active in the choral music milieu. Theworkshop also aims to support and bring visibility to the Canadian choral community, and encourage collaboration within the Canadian network. Choirs will explore new approaches to the performance of choral music, and will work on pre-existing repertoire, explore new works, and further refine their craft through coaching and lectures.

Number of Participants

Ensembles of 20-40 members are encouraged to apply. These ensembles should be curious about new works and new ways of presenting choral music. Choirs will attend from Friday evening to Sunday afternoon on each of the three weekends of the program. Choirs can choose to apply for one or multiple weekends: February 14-16, 2020 February 21-23, 2020 February 28 - March 1, 2020


Selection Results (Announcement Dates)


February 14, 2020 - March 01, 2020


  • CA$65.00 application fee
  • CA$360.00 program fee (one-time)


Shared Studio, Sound Studio, Stage


Shared Room


Breakfast, Dinner, Lunch




No languages listed

Program Description

Choral Art: Choirs is an intensive weekend workshop that explores the creation and presentation of choral music in the 21st century. Choirs will explore movement and improvisation as well as refine their sound as an ensemble through workshops, vocal coaching, and masterclasses. Choirs will work closely with the faculty, the participants, and members of Pro Coro Canada to explore new work and techniques.

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