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 community through vibrant, diverse choral musical performances. We believe that choral singing fosters joy, harmony and camaraderie as individual singers raise their voices together in song.
Our long-awaited return to live performance!
Rediscover the transcendent power of choral music as we once again lift our voices together — with heart, gratitude and hope for the future. Be transported by the eternal brilliance of Beethoven, and inspired by Dobrogosz’ contemporary, jazz-influenced Mass.
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: https://www.theglobeandmail.com/arts/music/article-despite-hurdles-caused-by-covid-19-toronto-choir-remains-intact-and/
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.