Ellison Canadian Honour Choir

Ellison Choir

(2018 Ellison Canadian Honour Choir)

ECHC is sponsored by/commanditée par:


MusicFest Canada, “The Nationals” invites you to audition for the Ellison Canadian Honour Choir, an honour group for vocalists 14 to 24.

The 2024 ECHC will sing together in the presentation of choral masterworks, under the direction of Scott Leithead! Scott is the founder and Artistic Director of Edmonton’s Kokopelli Choir Association and TIME Jazz Association.  The ensemble will rehearse from Sunday, May 12th to Friday, May 18th in Toronto, culminating with a feature concert.

Participation in the ECHC includes eligibility for some of more than $50,000 of industry-sponsored scholarships.

The deadline for applications is March 1, 2024. The fee for successful applicants is $60. If you have any questions about the ECHC, please email John Chalmers (john.chalmers@musicfest.ca).

Accommodations for out-of-town honour ensemble members have been arranged at the University of Toronto.  Honour ensemble members are encouraged to stay at the university, but ARE NOT required to do so.

MusicFest is subsidizing the cost to have participants reside close to the rehearsal locations. Because of this subsidy, they are limited to members of the honour groups and can only be booked through the MusicFest Canada office. These arrangements are limited to six (6) nights only. For those wishing to stay at the University of Toronto, the cost is $499.00 for the week. If you have a preference for the person sharing the room, that can be indicated on your online registration if you are accepted into the ensemble.

Check In: Sunday, May 12, 2024 4:00pm – 7:00pm
Check Out: Saturday, May 18, 2024 11:00am

Transportation to and from Toronto is the responsibility of each individual musician. Any honour ensemble member travelling by air to Toronto will be met promptly by MusicFest staff either wearing a MusicFest T-shirt and/or carrying a MusicFest sign. We will provide ground transportation to the university (and back).


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