Choir in Durham Region - RESOUND Choir
Classical-Contemporary Choir in Durham Region
RESOUND Choir is an auditioned SATB choir in Durham Region for both younger and older adults representing diverse origins, cultures, music and life experience. We choose beautiful and moving classical choral works, enlivened with a touch of contemporary choral repertoire, to present an uplifting and compelling concert experience to a broad audience. We have two key mandates: excellence in choral performance, and meaningful community outreach.
Our Choir sings three concerts a year often including:
- Brand new commissions by talented Canadian composers;
- Large-scale choral masterwork concerts with orchestra
- Community oriented performances featuring the work of local student songwriters, as well as partnerships with front-line service organizations, in order to generate greater awareness and support for their work on issues that are important to the community.
RESOUND rehearses every Sunday evening (7:00-9:30 pm) from September to June, at Trent University in Durham.
If you’d like to become a RESOUND member, auditions are by appointment before each of the choir’s three semesters. Good sight-reading skills, or the ability to learn quickly by ear, are recommended. Contact: Holly Stepanek~ RESOUNDbizmanager@gmail.com or call 416.471.9046. We look forward to hearing from you.
The lands RESOUND Choir is situated on are covered by the Williams Treaties and are the traditional territory of the Mississaugas, a branch of the greater Anishinaabeg Nation, including Algonquin, Ojibway, Odawa and Pottawatomi. These lands remain home to many Indigenous nations and peoples, with whom RESOUND Choir is thankful to share in friendship.
We acknowledge this land out of respect for the Indigenous nations who have cared for Turtle Island, also called North America, from before the arrival of settler peoples until this day. Most importantly, we acknowledge that the history of these lands has been tainted by poor treatment and a lack of friendship with the First Nations who call them home.
This history is something we are all affected by because we are all treaty people in Canada. We all have a shared history to reflect on, and each of us is affected by this history in different ways. Our past defines our present, but if we move forward as friends and allies, then it does not have to define our future.