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RESOUND is Durham Region’s newest contemporary-classical choir. Founded in 2019, the choir has mandates of excellence in choral performance and meaningful community outreach. Our outreach component is comprised of premiering 4-part arrangements of emerging composers, creating community with singers across the Region by singing large choral works together with orchestra, and working with front-line community service organizations to raise awareness and support of their work. We are a registered charity with a very active Board. Our Artistic Director, Thomas Burton, has a Master of Music degree in Choral Conducting from the University of Michigan and has received numerous prestigious music awards.

CONTACT INFORMATION

  • ​Email – RESOUNDbizManager@gmail.com
  • Phone – 905.718.0533

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    RESOUND Choir will be holding auditions for new members in August & September, 2022. We are very excited about our upcoming 2022/2023 semesters! Our next season will feature three concerts (one with orchestra), three commissions along with a professional recording of our commissioned pieces, and a collaboration with another choir. 

    For more information please contact us at resoundbizmanager@gmail.com or visit our website at resoundchoir.ca. For the 10-minute audition, singers are asked to prepare a 1-2 minute a cappella excerpt that shows their voice well.  In addition, the Artistic Director, Thomas Burton, may ask for any of the following: range check, sight-reading, sing backs, vocal exercises.

    Jerry Blackstone (ABOVE)
    Professor Emeritus of Music (conducting)
    Director of Choirs (retired)
    School of Music, Theatre & Dance
    University of Michigan
    https://smtd.umich.edu/about/faculty-profiles/jerry-blackstone/

    Dr. Karen Burke (LEFT)
    CHOIR DIRECTOR • SONGWRITER • EDUCATOR • CLINICIAN
    More about Dr. Burke here: ​https://karenburke.ca/home

    TWO WAYS TO PARTICIPATE

    • Audit choir rehearsals. This option is for people who want to improve their singing skills without the pressure of an audition, attendance expectations, or performances.
    • Join the core choir. For the 10-minute virtual audition, singers are asked to prepare a 1-2 minute a cappella excerpt that shows their voice well. In addition, the Artistic Director, Thomas Burton, may ask for any of the following: range check, sight reading, sing backs, vocal exercises. Core choir members have attendance requirements and must participate in all performances and recordings.

    KEY DATES

    • Auditions: TBA in August/September 2022 in person in Oshawa.
    • First rehearsal of the upcoming semester: TBA
    • Concerts: December 2022, March 2023, June 2023

    FEES

    • Adult (26 to 65) – $225 per season (September through June)
    • Youth – $150 per season (September through June)
    • We issue a charitable receipts for membership fees
    • ​ Please note: If you are having financial stress (eg COVID-19 related) that makes these fees difficult, please let us know (we are flexible).

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