The Singing Network is the starting point for creating and building a MUN-provincial-national-international network of individuals and organizations interested in singing and song: scholars, performing artists, educators, students, as well as professional and community-based musicians organizations and associations. The network generates and produces a series of voice-singing-choral events ranging from workshops, seminars, master-classes, performances, dialogues, the formation of new ensembles, and a biennial International Symposium on Singing and Song.
Current and Recent Projects
The 18: In Remembrance
A musical/theatrical Come Home Year (2022) Concert of Remembrance,
11 November 2022, Basilica of St. John the Baptist, 2:00-3:30pm
Following the Royal Canadian Legion Remembrance Day ceremony at the War Memorial at 11:00am, the public is invited to a special Come Home Year Concert of Remembrance at the Basilica of St. John the Baptist. With an original script by Kyle McDavid, the concert will feature Petrina Bromley, The Ennis Sisters, Mason Dicker & Annabelle Ramsay, Lakecrest Chamber Choir, Lady Cove Women’s Choir, La Rose des Vents, Newman Sound Men’s Choir, The Royal Newfoundland Regiment Band, Silvern Voices (Graham Academy, Corner Brook), and The Singing Legionnaires.
The second edition of the World Choral Expo EXchange! occurred 3-7 September 2022 in Lisbon, Portugal.
Here are the abstracts and bios for 50+ presentations and presenters.
Thanks to all who joined us at the World Choral Expo for what was an extraordinary gathering of international choirs, choral scholars and practitioners, and like-minded people who enjoy singing together!
Due to the uncertainties related to vaccines and international travel, we were unable to proceed with our plans to have a 'live' Canadian presence at Europa Cantat 2021. Nevertheless, Europa Cantat did happen in July 2021.
All the festival sessions can now be accessed LIVE, without a fee, through EC TV.
Covid-inspired singing-choral projects in Canada... to the future!
On 20 July 2021, The Singing Network presented this webinar as part of the festival's Reading Sessions series. The webinar features three Canadian Covid-inspired projects (Messiah/Complex, Sonic Timelapse Project, and Convolution Project) with guest panelists Deantha Edmunds, Laura Hawley, Jason Noble, and Brendan Lord. Watch the webinar to explore how the Canadian singing-choral arts sector is reimagining how our community communicates and how it collaborates.
EXTRA webinar content
Dialogue with panelists about Messiah/Complex
Dialogue with panelists about Convolution Project
Dialogue with panelists about Sonic Timelapse Project
Full Sonic Timelapse Presentation
‘New Normal’ – Reimagining Choral Singing
Future dates to be announced
The Singing Network, in collaboration with the Newfoundland and Labrador Music Special Interest Council (NLMSIC) and Choral NL will present an intimate, 3-day professional development retreat with Dr. André de Quadros during which 16 choral conductors can explore innovative practices and develop strategies for offering relevant opportunities for singing together in their local communities, schools, and choral organizations.
Given the uncertainties related to the Covid-19 pandemic, the retreat has been postponed until the Spring 2023. Watch for updates.