Spiritus awarded the Healey-Willan grand prize
5 July 2017. Spiritus Chamber Choir has been awarded the prestigious for best performance in Choral Canada's National Competition for Amateur Choirs.
This prize is awarded to a choir that distinguishes itself by its musicianship, technique, and choice of program. This is the second time Spiritus has received this award, first receiving the prize in 2013. Over seventy choirs from across Canada submitted to the 2017 competition, and the winner was announced in Ottawa on Canada Day.
Thank you to Choral Canada for continuing to support our National Choral communities. Thank you also to CBC, who were supporters of the competition through the CBC Music Artists page, as well as announcing the award winners on Choral Concert, hosted by Katherine Duncan. Congratulations to Timothy Shantz and members of Spiritus on this remarkable achievement!
Spiritus awarded first prize in two categories of the 2017 NCCAC
25 June 2017. We are thrilled to learn the news that Spiritus Chamber Choir was awarded first prize in two categories of the 2017 National Competition for Canadian Amateur Choirs (NCCAC), sponsored by Choral Canada, as well as a SOCAN Canada 150 prize. The two categories were Adult Mixed-Voice Community Choirs (Category 6) and Contemporary Music (Category 11)—open to all choirs in all categories. Timothy Shantz, Artistic Director, says "It was a thrilling morning to be honoured with awards as part of the National Competition for Canadian Amateur Choirs! Thank you to Spiritus for continuing to meet together every week to make wonderful music. Thank you for your musicianship, dedication and friendship. Congratulations to all the singers, choirs and conductors from across the country and thank you to Choral Canada and the great CBC for carrying on the tradition!" Spiritus' submissions can be heard by clicking on this link.
Spiritus thanks Choral Canada and the CBC for running this year's competition.