Founded in 1981 by Canadian Michel Marc Gervais, Pro Coro Canada has performed at the Toronto International Choral Festival (1994 and 2002), the 1988 Olympic Arts Festival, and Canadian Voices (2003 landmark series of concerts celebrating 50 years of professional choral singing in Canada and R. Murray Schafer’s 70th year). The choir has commissioned dozens of new works, the majority by Canadian composers.

The twenty-four voices of Pro Coro Canada have been shaped by some of the finest choral conductors in the world, including Gervais, Anders Eby (Sweden), Søren Hansen (Denmark), Agnes Grossmann (Austria), and Richard Sparks (USA). Guest conductors have included Frieder Bernius, Eric Ericson, Gary Graden, Maria Guinand, Bo Holten, Elmer Iseler, Tönu Kaljuste, Diane Loomer, Leonard Ratzlaff, Ward Swingle, Ivars Taurins, Jon Washburn, and Erik Westberg. In early 2012 Michael Zaugg was announced as Pro Coro’s new Artistic Director and Principal Conductor.

Under the direction of Swiss-born Michael Zaugg, the choir is widely recognized as one of this country’s finest. Recent highlights include two live recording releases, a composer-in-residence program with Grammy nominated composer Uģis Prauliņš, and critically acclaimed tours of four provinces. Pro Coro Canada believes strongly in community partnerships and over the past few years has collaborated with many community choirs as well as mentoring emerging singers, composers and conductors through their Emerging Artist’s Program.

Proud Members Of:

Alberta Choral FederationArts Touring Alliance of AlbertaProfessional Arts Coalition of Edmonton

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Feb 25 2018 - 3:00pm to 5:00pm
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Mar 30 2018 - 7:30pm to 9:30pm
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Apr 29 2018 - 3:00pm to 5:00pm
  Missae V Inspired by the Latin Mass, our annual series explores the multitudes of expression of... more

"Enriching the lives of all who hear its voice"

Pure, floating voices and impeccable intonation in the performance of choral music from the Early Renaissance to exciting 21st-century premieres — brought to you by Pro Coro Canada, one of Canada's best professional chamber choirs.