The Aeolian Singers

45th Anniversary

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The Aeolian Singers are excited about their 2020/2021 season. Please stay in touch and check this website and our social media channels regularly for updates.


Three top Canadian composers -
Three brilliant new compositions


The Aeolian Singers are celebrating our 45th season doing what we love most: championing the voices of Canadian women in music. Our ambitious VERITAS program will be split across three different concerts held on November 14, 29, and December 13. Each concert will feature a unique world premiere by one of three Canadian female composers commissioned by the choir. To make this event even more special, every performance will also include a collaborative demonstration led by its corresponding composer, giving audience members the chance to develop a deeper connection to this creative choral experience. In addition to each world premiere, the choir will also perform past program favourites and festive seasonal selections.

Our composers will also be hosting a virtual composer workshop for arts community professionals, emerging composers and interested students on November 15.

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VERITAS 1: With composer

Frances Farrell

Saturday, November 14 | 7:00 pm – 8:45 pm Atlantic Standard TimeAST
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VERITAS 2: With composer

Marie‑Claire Saindon

Sunday, November 29 | 4:00 pm – 5:30 pm Atlantic Standard TimeAST

World Premiere: Flat Earth
Choral Demonstration: “Beyond the French-Canadian Canon: Tradition and Innovation”
When we say "French-Canadian choral piece", what first comes to mind? If you thought of traditional loggers/fishermen songs or Christmas carols, you're not the only one. But did you know that there is also a strong practice of modern French-Canadian choral music? Come explore what are some of those sonorities!



VERITAS 3: With composer

Carmen Braden

Sunday, December 13 | 4:00 pm – 5:30 pm Atlantic Standard TimeAST

World Premiere: Aviva Swims
Choral Demonstration: “Setting text”
How composers go about setting text, poetry, prose, etc. to music for choirs and voices. Starting with selection or creation choices, text "analysis" from a musical perspective, compositional tools for bringing out the text in interesting and effective ways.



Composer Workshop

with Frances Farrell, Marie‑Claire Saindon and Carmen Braden

Sunday, November 15 | 4:00 pm – 5:30 pm Atlantic Standard TimeAST
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COVID-19 We are delighted to be performing VERITAS in front of a live, in-person audience. We will be observing strict COVID-19 public health measures so we can provide a safe environment for all audience members and performers.

Our 45th Season Celebration

Stay tuned for our events to celebrate our 45th season.



Dartmouth Community Concert

Friday, April 30, 2021
We will be performing for the Dartmouth Community Concert Association.

Stay tuned – more exciting events to come.

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