The Cantilon Chamber Choir is widely recognized as one of Canada’s leading choral ensembles. Founded in 1999 by conductor, Heather Johnson, this choir maintains a rigorous national and international touring schedule. The Cantilon Chamber Choir is exciting to be resuming their touring activities in July 2023, when they plan to tour Wales and Scotland and compete in the 76th Llangollen International Musical Eisteddfod.
Other notable awards have included:
The Cantilon Chamber Choir has released four CDs: The Time of Snow, the newest Christmas recording featuring Edmonton harpist Nora Bumanis, That Yongë Child, a collection of Christmas music including Benjamin Britten’s ‘Ceremony of Carols’ and William Mathias’ ‘Salvator Mundi’, Blessed Is the World That Sings, featuring sacred and folk music recorded during the choir’s first trip to England and Wales, and Bonny Wood Green. This disc includes music by prominent Canadian composers as well as Poulenc’s Petites Voix and Rautavarra’s “Suite” de Lorca.
In addition to its regular concert series, the Cantilon Chamber Choir regularly performs with the Edmonton Symphony Orchestra, Pro Coro Canada, Alberta Ballet, the Edmonton Opera Company and the Richard Eaton Singers.