Elliott Chorale 2015

Course number: MUSC 1659-4659
Credit: 1 credit, full-year course [Fall & Winter]
Rehearsal time: Mondays and Thursdays, 4 to 5:20 p.m. Additional sectional rehearsals as needed
Location: MYB Conservatory, Rm. 204 [Choral Room]

Directed by Dr. Gayle h Martin (ghmartin@mta.ca), the Elliott Chorale is named to honour professor emeritus Carleton Elliott (1928-2003), who taught at Mount Allison 1951-1993 and founded and led the original Conservatory Chorale for several decades. The Elliott Chorale is an auditioned chamber choir of mixed (SATB) voices. Our singers have strength in sight-reading, are generally experienced singers, and have an avid interest in and enthusiasm for choral singing. In addition to performing one concert each term on campus, the Chorale sings at various church services, at concert venues in the Maritimes, and tours in the spring. Non-musical social events, such as pot-luck suppers and hikes, enhance our ability to work together, fostering mutual respect and understanding.

The highlights of the choir include becoming semifinalists and quarter finalists in the chamber choir and university choir divisions of the CBC National Radio Competition for Amateur Choirs. Also, they have performed with the Amadeus Choir, directed by Lydia Adams, for a concert at Podium. The ensemble's repertoire is challenging and diverse, with emphasis on early and new music. Examples of music performed in past years include Britten’s Rejoice in the Lamb and works by Canadian composers Bevan, Somers, and Burritt’s We Move Homeward



October 28 - "All Soul's/Remembrance." University Chapel, 3 p.m.
December 2 - "Festival of Lessons and Carols." University Chapel, 3 p.m.


March 31 - "A Road Trip with Choral Society and Elliott Chorale." University Chapel, 3 p.m.


Auditions will be held on Monday Sept. 3, between 3 and 5:30 in Dr. Martin’s office (Room 107). There will be a sign-up sheet on Dr. Martin’s door the week before. You will be required to sing major/minor scales, a sight-singing excerpt and the following prepared excerpt (bars 1-53).