Edmonton Metropolitan Chorus is deeply involved in our community. Over the years, the chorus has:

  • Participated with McDougall United Church in raising funds for refugee sponsorship;
  • Performed with Tom Jackson to raise funds for Edmonton Food Bank;
  • Supported the Edmonton Christmas Bureau by performing at its annual Christmas Carol Sing at the Francis Winspear Centre for Music;
  • Supported the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society by performing at its annual Light the Night Walk;
  • Produced a concert, Freedom is in Our Hands, in support of Free The Children Foundation;
  • Produced a concert, Indigenous Voices, a tribute to the murdered & missing Indigenous women & girls;
  • Promoted national and civic pride by performing at Canadian Citizenship Ceremonies, Provincial
    Remembrance Day Ceremonies, and the Vimy Ridge 100 Vigil;
  • Collaborated with Alberta Choral Federation to organize Edmonton Choral Fair;
  • Provided support for ETown Vocal Music Society in offering vocal training and performance opportunities to inner-city youth;
  • Collaborated with Love We Share Foundation in a Benefit Recital for Alberta Cancer Foundation.

Edmonton Metropolitan Chorus has produced concerts at the Winspear Centre for Music:

  • Canadian premiere of Sir Karl Jenkins’ “The Peacemakers” with PJ Perry
    Mozart’s “Requiem” with Tony Olivares Dance;
  • Allan Bevan’s “Nou Goth” with i Coristi Chamber Choir.

The Chorus gave its Carnegie Hall debut performance in 2016. The New York premiere of Allan Bevan’s “Nou Goth”.


During its fourteen seasons, Edmonton Metropolitan Chorus has been privileged to collaborate with, and learn from many gifted artists:

Soprano Vocal Coach

  • Janet Smith, Katy Luyk

Alto Vocal Coaches

  • Kimberley Denis, Kristel Harder, Misha Marie, Mireille Rijavec

Tenor Vocal Coaches

  • RJ Chambers, Matthew Dalen, Robert King, Caleb Nelson, Trent Worthington

Bass Vocal Coaches

  • Kyle Carter, Graham Fast, Michael Kurschat, David McCune, Gordon Ritchie

Singers

  • Anna Beaumont
  • Lizzt Hoyt
  • Tom Jackson
  • Jolaine Kerley
  • Martin Kerr
  • Roland Majeau
  • Sila Singers (Jenna Bloomfield, Malaya Bishop)
  • Warrior Women (Matricia Brown, Mackenzie Brown)

Guest Conductors

  • Sara Brooks
  • Dr. Rob Curtis
  • Martin Galba
  • Junetta Jamerson
  • Dr. Danielle Lisboa
  • Dr. Richard Sparks
  • Jordan Van Biert
  • David Wilson

Choral & Instrumental Ensembles

  • 2islandgirls
  • Black Heritage Pioneer Singers
  • Bomba!
  • Concordia University of Edmonton Orchestra
  • Edmonton Metropolitan Orchestra
  • Epsilon
  • Grande Prairie Boys’ Choir
  • i Coristi Chamber Choir
  • members of JUBA!
  • Keri Lynn Zwicker & Lizzy Hoyt Celtic Players
  • Khorikos (New York City)
  • Kings Chorale (Annapolis Valley, Nova Scotia)
  • Les Bûcherons
  • Mission Hill Brass
  • Swoonshine
  • Lizzy Hoyt Trio
  • Trinity Western University Chamber Choir (Langley, BC)
  • Ukrainian Male Chorus of Edmonton
  • Vaughan String Quartet
  • Vocal Alchemy
  • Wajjo Drummers

Instrumentalists

  • Flute: Sarah Wu
  • Oboe: Christine Guptill, Beth Levia
  • Soprano Saxophone: PJ Perry
  • Alto & Tenor Sax: Lyndsey Coulter
  • Baritone Saxophone: Dan Davis
  • Trumpet: Jeff Bryant, Wendy Grasdahl, Alvin Lowrey
  • Trombone: Alden Lowrey, Ken Read
  • Piano: Cherie Larson
  • Organ: Jeremy Spurgeon
  • Harp: Nora Bumanis, Gordon Ritchie, Keri Lynn Zwicker
  • Cellotaur: Martin Johann Kloppers
  • Double Bass: Thom Golub, Jeff Johnson
  • Bass Guitar: Keith Rempel
  • Drums: Thom Bennet, Mark Lenyk
  • Percussion: Jayden Beaudoin,, Dwayne Hrynkiw, Allyson MacIvor, Mark Maynor, Gord Oaks, Nathan Ouellette, Stephen Stone, Benjamin Vanderkruk
  • Timpani: Court Laslop

Actors

  • Timothy J. Anderson, Kieran Martin Murphy, Two One-Way Tickets to Broadway

Dancers/Parkour Athletes

  • Levi Etherington, Tony Olivares Dance, FlyFree Movement

Artists

  • Levi Etherington, Jonathan Labillois

Photographers

  • Carlos M. Almagro, Marc J Chalifoux Photography, Ian Jackson/EPIC Photography, Mufty Mathewson (REDress Project), Hal Thiessen, Mark Whittington, Brian Zahorodniuk

EdMetro Chorus has commissioned original choral works, and arrangements by local composers

  • Brett Ludwig, Trent Worthington, Kyle Carter & Caleb Nelson, Martin Johann Kloppers, Roland Majeau