Etobicoke Centennial Choir(ECC) is an auditioned mixed-voice 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 and diverse choral musical performances. Choral singing fosters joy, harmony and camaraderie as individual singers raise their voices together in song.
In Memorium: Father Edward Jackman
We are saddened to report that Father Edward Jackman passed away on Friday morning, June 18, 2021, at the age of 81.
Among his many interests and accomplishments, Father Jackman was an avid music lover and patron of the arts. He supported many performing and visual arts organizations and academic programs through the Jackman Foundation.
He was a generous benefactor of Etobicoke Centennial Choir. His invaluable support over the years has helped us to thrive and bring the joy of choral music to our singers and community. For this we are forever grateful.
Father Jackman attended many ECC concerts as an honoured guest. We will miss seeing him in the audience, chatting with him after the show and receiving his feedback on the repertoire and performance.
We offer our sincerest condolences to his family and friends during this sad and difficult time. An obituary with details of his full and accomplished life can be found here: https://legcy.co/2SR0Nsr
March 2021 Update
While the ongoing coronavirus pandemic has caused the cancellation of in-person rehearsals and concerts for the 2020-2021 season, Etobicoke Centennial Choir has remained active “behind the scenes.”
In this “season like no other,” we have focused on sustaining the choir and supporting our choristers through weekly virtual rehearsals on the Zoom platform. Made possible by professional tech support and led by our talented artistic staff — conductor Henry Renglich, accompanist Carl Steinhauser and five professional singers — rehearsals include vocal training and learning new repertoire. These sessions have been a welcome and surprisingly engaging opportunity to keep singing and stay connected.
Curious? New singers are most welcome to join in. Rehearsals are Tuesday evenings at 7:30 p.m. Ability to read music is required. Contact us by phone or email for further information.
We are planning a glorious return to rehearsing in person and performing live once it is safe and pandemic restrictions are lifted. Check our website for future updates on next season’s concert plans and scheduling of open rehearsals for prospective new choristers.
As many sources of revenue have disappeared this season, we welcome and greatly appreciate any donations. These can be made through Canada Helps in the Support Us section of this website. We are deeply thankful for your patronage and support.
We look forward with great anticipation to the time when we can once again gather and experience the joy of music together. Until then, be well and stay safe.
Etobicoke Centennial Choir’s Board of Directors
Henry Renglich, ECC Music Director
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.