The COC Chorus

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 divided equally between sopranos, mezzo-sopranos, tenors, baritones, and basses.

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

Because the Chorus is not 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.


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.

COC Chorus Auditions for the 2024/25 season will take place in January/February 2024.  If you would like to be considered for a COC Chorus audition, please forward your resume to [email protected] by December 31, 2023.
  • Sopranos
    • Lindsay Barrett
    • Christina Bell
    • Mary Bella
    • Stacie Carmona
    • Virginia Hatfield
    • Ilona Karan
    • Leanne Kaufman
    • Alexandra Lennox
    • Ingrid Martin
    • Eve Rachel McLeod
    • Jennifer Robinson
    • Teresa van der Hoeven
    • Ilana Zarankin
    • Michal Aloni
    • Susan Black
    • Sandra Boyes
    • Wendy Hatala Foley
    • Erica Iris Huang
    • Kathryn Knapp
    • Rachel Miller
    • Karen Olinyk
    • Lyndsay Promane
    • Megan Quick
    • Marianne Sasso
    • Lisa Spain
    • Vilma Indra Vītols
    • Vanya Abrahams
    • Stephen Bell
    • Taras Chmil
    • Marcel d'Entremont
    • Ryan Downey
    • Stephen Erickson
    • Mike Fan
    • Derek Kwan
    • Jason Lamont
    • James Leatch
    • Nazar Lozynskyy
    • Stephen McClare
    • Derrick Paul Miller
    • Ross Mortimer
    • Daevyd Pepper
    • Tan Vu
    • David Walsh
    • Grant Allert
    • Kenneth Baker
    • Peter Barnes
    • Cesar Bello Rodriguez
    • Nicholas Borg
    • Bradley Christensen
    • Sung Chung
    • Jesse Clark
    • Bruno Cormier
    • Keith Lam
    • Jason Nedecky
    • Calvin Powell
    • Michael Sproule
    • Peter Wiens
    • Gene Wu
    • Michael York

Photo credit: A scene from the Canadian Opera Company production of Peter Grimes, 2013, photo: Michael Cooper


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