Faculty of Music
Laurier Singers make finals of CBC competition
Performance to air this evening
This evening, The Laurier Singers under the direction of Dr. Lee Willingham, will be competing in the CBC Choral Competition National Finals, University Choir Class. The live-to-air competition will be broadcast from St. Andrew's Presbyterian Church in Toronto, on CBC Radio Two (90.7 FM in Kitchener-Waterloo; 94.1 FM in Toronto). The program runs from 7 to 10 pm with the Laurier Singers scheduled to be broadcast at 9:48 pm.
The Laurier Singers, formed in 2006, sing in various festivals, conferences, and schools. They make the finals of the CBC Choral Competition, following a rigorous first-round of competition. They will be competing against choirs from the University of Manitoba and the University of Windsor.
The CBC Choral Competition, Canada's largest and longest-running choral competition, was created in 1974 to foster the continuing development of amateur choral singing in Canada and to provide a national stage for Canada's best choirs and choral performances. Since the competiton began, 100,000 singers from more than 2000 choirs have taken part and performed for millions of CBC Radio listeners.
All first-place choirs will receive travel, hospitality, and accomodation expenses for a trip to Montreal, May 16-18, to participate in a gala winners concert that is sponsored by Modial Choral and that will be presented live on CBC Radio Two.