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