COC Chorus

The COC Chorus in War and Peace. Photo: Michael Cooper © 2008

The COC Chorus is made up of professional singers, some of whom have worked with the company for more than 20 years.

The size of the chorus varies according to the musical needs of the repertoire, but the Chorus normally has around 40 singers, divided equally between men and women.

From time to time, chorus singers are assigned smaller solo roles in addition to their chorus duties.

Because the Chorus is not considered a full-time occupation, most members of the Chorus also have day jobs. There are teachers, office workers, university professors—some even work in COC administration! 

Sandra Horst and the Canadian Opera Company Chorus are generously underwritten by Tim and Frances Price

To Audition

Auditions for the Chorus take place each year in January and all chorus members are required to audition. All chorus members are, or are required to become, members of Canadian Actors’ Equity Association.

Interested in auditioning to become a member of the COC Chorus? Call the Administrative Assistant to the Music Department at 416-363-6671. The deadline to apply for a chorus audition is December 31.

The COC Chorus in War and Peace. Photo: Michael Cooper © 2008

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