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Littler: New leaders come to the fore in chorus

Littler: New leaders come to the fore in chorus

June 5, 2012
Ontario

"When Joel Tranquilla stepped before the Elmer Iseler Singers recently to compete for the $12,000 Sir Ernest MacMillan Foundation Award in choral conducting, paper signs suddenly popped up from the pews in Ottawa’s Knox Presbyterian Church, proclaiming “softest,” “sweetest,” “most beautiful” and “Go, Joel.”

The signs were held up by members of one of this country’s most admirable yet least known musical institutions, the National Youth Choir. A project of the Association of Canadian Choral Communities, the choir brings together every two years singers aged 18 to 25 from across the country (up to four from each province and territory) to work with one of our leading choral conductors..."

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