Etobicoke Centennial Choir (ECC) is an auditioned SATB community choir that welcomes choristers, audience members and volunteers from all walks of life, backgrounds, identities and experiences.

We aspire to promote the art of choral singing and enrich the cultural life of our choristers and community through vibrant, diverse choral musical performances. We believe that choral singing fosters joy, harmony and goodwill as individuals join their voices to create beautiful music together.

ECC provides amateur singers with a high-calibre, challenging and supportive choral music experience, facilitated by our professional music director, collaborative pianist and vocal section leads. Choristers improve their vocal skills and musical knowledge, and learn repertoire in wide variety of musical styles over a three-concert season.

A New Season Begins!

After a joyous return to live performance in May 2022, Etobicoke Centennial Choir looks forward with great anticipation and hope to a full season of live choral music in 2022-2023!

Thanks to the wonders of technology and much hard work, creativity and flexibility on the part of our board of directors, artistic staff and choristers, we are proud and thankful to have negotiated the many challenges of the past two years. Our first-ever live-streamed virtual concert in December 2021 was a leap into the unknown, but exceeded expectations! It is still available for viewing on YouTube.

On May 7, we returned to live performance for the first time in 29 months – with Heart, in Hope. We were overjoyed to sing before a live audience again, and filled with gratitude for the dedication and enthusiastic support of our patrons and benefactors.

Our sincere thanks to each of you for your support and encouragement, which helped to see us through. We look forward to sharing the priceless gift of music with you again this season.

New Singers Welcome

Are you looking for a choir? ECC invites new choristers to join us for the 2022-2023 season.

ECC is a welcoming and inclusive community choir that offers amateur singers a high-calibre, challenging and supportive choral music experience, facilitated by our music director, collaborative pianist and professional section leads. Choristers improve their vocal skills and musical knowledge, and learn repertoire in wide variety of musical styles over a three-concert season.  

Prospective singers are invited to attend our OPEN REHEARSAL on Tuesday, September 13, 2022 from 7:30-9:45 pm at Humber Valley United Church, 76 Anglesey Blvd. in Etobicoke. You will sing with the choir during rehearsal, meet the conductor and choristers and experience what ECC has to offer.

Some prior choral experience and ability to read music is recommended.

COVID-19 safety protocols remain in place, including vaccination (as per provincial guidelines of two doses) as well as the use of a mask while singing and inside the building.  We will also keep a seating distance of 1m between choristers during rehearsal. 

Discover the many joys and rewards of singing in our wonderful community choir!

2022-2023 Season Preview

An Etobicoke tradition returns!  Mark your calendars for our annual holiday concert on Saturday, December 10 at 7:30 pm. Sing We Joyfully features J.S. Bach’s stunning Magnificat, with vocal soloists and orchestra, John Rutter’s Brother Heinrich’s Christmas, and a selection of glorious songs of the season.

On April 1, 2023, we welcome spring and sing on The Sunny Side of the Street”, with an eclectic concert of show tunes, folk songs, spirituals and popular music.

We’ll wrap up the season on June 3 with ‘Musica Borealis, a showcase of beautiful and diverse music from Canada and other northern climes.

ECC’s beloved holiday concert went virtual!

Etobicoke Centennial Choir’s first-ever virtual concert, entitled “How can we keep from singing?,” was recorded live at Humber Valley United Church on December 4, and debuted online December 16. In addition to performing for our dedicated followers, we reached new audiences both regionally and around the globe, including listeners in the United States, Europe, South Africa, Australia and New Zealand! The reviews have been glowing, praising both the quality of the performance and the production.  We are proud of the results of this rewarding new venture.

The concert remains available to view free of charge:

Etobicoke Centennial Choir in the Globe and Mail

Freelance journalist Ben Mussett interviewed ECC choristers and music director Henry Renglich for his outstanding feature article on a choir’s experience during the Covid pandemic. The article was published in the Globe and Mail online on December 8, and in print in the Arts and Leisure section on Saturday, December 11. In addition to acknowledging the challenges and disappointments of the past two years, he beautifully conveys the passion that choristers have for singing and making music together. The result is an uplifting article that highlights our efforts and commitment to keep on singing! 

The article can be found here:

Supported by the City of Toronto through the Toronto Arts Council and Rama Toronto East Gaming Centre

Etobicoke Centennial Choir gratefully acknowledges the generous support of the Jackman Foundation.

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Supported by the Ontario Charitable Gaming Association