We are a diverse group of skilled singers united by the goal of creating inspiring music and compelling choral experiences – for ourselves, and for our audiences

Guided by Jordan Van Biert, Chronos Vocal Ensemble delivers moving and compelling experiences of singing. Our performances are an invitation to a heartfelt encounter that creates connections among and between audience members and ourselves.

Chronos members each have an extensive background in music and ensemble singing. Although we are of different ages, backgrounds and professions, each singer possesses a high level of musicianship, strong vocal technique and versatility, and a desire to be challenged in an ensemble environment.

Sharing music and building community – two of our favourite things!

Chronos Vocal Ensemble was founded in 2013 by Jordan Van Biert. The ensemble has delighted large audiences through its subscription seasons of concerts in Edmonton and at Podium, Canada’s national choral festival. The choir has performed with the Edmonton Symphony Orchestra, toured four Canadian provinces and released three successful recordings. Chronos Vocal Ensemble has collaborated with the Edmonton Symphony Orchestra, Alberta Baroque Ensemble, Vocal Alchemy, Spiritus Chamber Choir (Calgary), Da Camera Singers and the Edmonton Youth Choir.

In March 2020, the ensemble undertook its first international tour, anchored by an appearance as the only Canadian choir invited to perform at the Northwest Division Conference of the American Choral Directors Association in Spokane.

In 2015 the choir was awarded the Healey Willan Grand Prize in the National Competition for Canadian Amateur Choirs, and in 2016 given a performance award in the City of Edmonton’s Salute to Excellence for bringing recognition to the City.

Governance

Chronos Vocal Ensemble is governed and operated by Chronos Music Society of Alberta.

Chronos Music Society of Alberta is a non-profit organization and a federally registered charity. Its aim is to support the production of choral performances of a high calibre in Edmonton, Alberta and beyond.

Thank you to our supporters

Chronos has benefited from the support of three levels of government arts funding bodies, as well as a generous group of private and corporate financial supporters.

We are grateful for every gift we receive; funds are wholly used to grow and sustain our choir and to offer others the gift of deeply moving choral experiences.

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Meet our Board of Directors

President

Virginia Clevette

Vice President
Anne-Marie Switzer

Treasurer

Mike Banister

SECRETARY

Brynn Bellingham

Director

Gerry Davis

Director

Ron Knol

Director

Karen Mills

Director

Rebecca Patterson

Director

Roxanne Runyon

PAST PRESIDENT (EX OFFICIO)

Kurt Illerbrun

ARTISTIC DIRECTOR (EX OFFICIO)

Jordan Van Biert