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 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.

Given the ongoing uncertainty of COVID-19 and the Canadian Opera Company's commitment to ensuring a safe working environment for all artists, the decision has been made to cancel all auditions originally scheduled during the 2020/21 season.

Please check back in December 2021 for further information regarding auditions for the 2021/22 season.
  • Sopranos
    • Lindsay Barrett
    • Christina Bell
    • Stacie Carmona
    • Katy Clark
    • Margaret Evans
    • Virginia Hatfield
    • Ilona Karan
    • Leanne Kaufman
    • Alexandra Lennox
    • Ingrid Martin
    • Eve Rachel McLeod
    • Kathleen (Katie) Murphy
    • Jennifer Robinson
    • Teresa van der Hoeven
    • Ilana Zarankin
    Mezzo-sopranos
    • Marianne Bindig
    • Susan Black
    • Sandra Boyes
    • Wendy Hatala Foley
    • Erica Iris Huang
    • Lilian Kilianski
    • Kathryn (Katie) Knapp
    • Anne McWatt
    • Karen Olinyk
    • Lyndsay Promane
    • Megan Quick
    • Marianne Sasso
    • Lisa Spain
    • Vilma Indra Vītols
    • Cindy Won
    Tenors
    • Vanya Abrahams
    • Tonatiuh Abrego
    • Stephen Bell
    • Taras Chmil
    • Steven Erickson
    • William Ford
    • John Kriter
    • Jason Lamont
    • James Leatch
    • Stephen McClare
    • Derrick Paul Miller
    • Kevin Myers
    • Eric Olsen
    Baritones/Basses
    • Grant Allert
    • Kenneth Baker
    • Peter Barnes
    • Sung Chung
    • Jesse Clark
    • Bruno Cormier
    • Michael Downie
    • Jason Nedecky
    • Michael Sproule
    • Michael Uloth
    • Jan Vaculik
    • Peter Wiens
    • Marcus Wilson
    • 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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