Winner of the Grand Prize in the National Competition for Canadian Amateur Choirs
Edmonton's Chronos Vocal Ensemble is heading on tour across the Canadian prairies. This 32-member chamber choir was founded in 2013 by conductor Jordan Van Biert, and recently won the Grand Prize in the National Competition for Canadian Amateur Choirs.
The 2016 Prairie Tour will feature an a cappella program from Bach and Purcell to Rachmaninoff and Esenvalds, and also feature Canadian composers including Edmonton's Trent Worthington.
Catch this fantastic choir in Winnipeg with Prairie Voices; Geung Kroeker-Lee and Vic Pankratz, conductors.
$20/15 in advance, $23/18 door
Tickets also available at McNally Robinson Booksellers and Music Trader.
Chronos Vocal Ensemble was founded in 2013 by Jordan Van Biert. Under his leadership, and through a process of collaborative learning characterized by careful preparation and dedication to the choral tradition, the choir aims to deliver compelling performances to audiences in Edmonton and beyond. In 2015 the ensemble was awarded the Healey Willan Grand Prize in the National Competition for Canadian Amateur Choirs. Chronos has recently released its second recording The Simplest Way: The Music of Trent Worthington, and performed at the Podium 2016 Festival and Conference.
Over the past decade, Jordan Van Biert has emerged as a respected choral leader and organization builder, uniting singers in the common goal of creating rich musical experiences – for themselves, for each other, and for audiences. He is an experienced conductor of many ensemble types, a passionate educator, and an accomplished singer. His work with the choir has recently been recognized by a nomination for an Emerging Artist award in Edmonton’s Mayor’s Celebration of the Arts.