Winners in our annual competition have included:
2017 Nicholas Ryan Kelly – Little Bells
2018 Paul Aitken – Au Clair de la Lune
2019 Stuart Beatch – Your Stars to Hold (Premiered Nov 2021)
The choir is building a history of commissioning Canadian composers and giving their new works world-premiere performances:
2015 Trent Worthington – Rimini 1944: To Gain the Crest
2017 Jeff Enns – Cantate Domino
2018 Alex Eddington – Picking Wild Berries
2019 Kristopher Fulton – I’ll Drown My Book
2020 Katerina Gimon – Spring Rain
2021 Christine Donkin – Sorrow Into Song
2021 Nicholas Ryan Kelly – You Speak Violets
2021 Marie-Claire Saindon – Deux/Two Solitudes
2021 Andrew Balfour – Gaze Upon the Trees
World premieres except where noted. Links may be to other performances.
2015 Guillaume Boulay – Voix du vent (Alberta premiere)
2018 Stuart Beatch – I Loved You First
2018 Nicholas Ryan Kelly – A Flame in the Embers
2018 Tawnie Olson – Spring and Fall (Canadian premiere)
2018 Zachary Wadsworth – Three Lacquer Prints (Canadian premiere)
2018 Peter Togni – The Eighth of September
2018 Jocelyn Morlock – One Black Spike (Alberta Premiere)
2019 Nicholas Piper – The Delight of Paradise (Alberta Premiere)
2019 Jonathan Dove – The Passing of the Year, pianos/percussion edition (Alberta Premiere)
2020 Hussein Janmohamed – Sun On Water (USA premiere)
2020 Jeff Enns – i carry your heart (USA premiere)
2020 Robin King – Exultate Deo (USA premiere)
2022 Karen Thomas – Alchemy (Canadian premiere)
2022 Dorothy Chang – Hear My Prayer (After Purcell) (Alberta premiere)
2022 Stuart Beatch – The Letter (Alberta premiere)
2022 Andrew Balfour – Anthem for a Doomed Youth (Edmonton premiere)
Our four albums feature first recordings of dozens of Canadian compositions.
Support New Music
We are always looking for support for new music projects, whether to continue operating our competition, commissioning new works, premiering new works or bringing composers to the city to work with the choir and attend premieres.
Want to sing?
Chronos Vocal Ensemble is always seeking additional singers with a high level of musicianship, strong individual vocal technique and versatility, and a desire to be challenged in an ensemble environment.