The Saskatoon Chamber Singers is an auditioned, mixed-voice choir ranging between 28 and 35 singers. We are passionate about performing modern Canadian and international compositions while sustaining and reviving music from the classics. Directed by James Hawn, we present four concerts a year at Knox United Church, one of Saskatoon's finest acoustic spaces for choral music. The Chamber Singers' concert season includes a Remembrance Day concert (an annual fixture on the Saskatoon choral calendar for twenty years), a Christmas concert, and two winter and spring concerts of varying themes. Repertoire from the first fifteen years of these Remembrance Day concerts is available on our first CD, Remember.
The Saskatoon Chamber Singers was founded in 1977 by a group of former members of the University of Saskatchewan Greystone Singers who wanted to continue singing in a quality choral ensemble. The choir has been a finalist in both the CBC choral competition for amateur choirs and the International Choral Kathaumixw in Powell River, British Columbia, and participated in the non-competitive Festival 500 in St. John’s, Newfoundland. It has also been the guest choir at Saskatchewan Sings, and sang at the installation of Lynda Haverstock (a former member) as Lieutenant-Governor of Saskatchewan. In 2010, the choir performed at Podium, the biennial conference of the Association of Canadian Choral Communities, held in Saskatoon. Read more about our history.
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