They’re hopping across the pond to England! Our Junior Amabile Singers are embarking on their Summer 2019 Tour to England to take in the sights and to perform at the International Children’s Choir Festival at Canterbury and London. Our JAS joined voices with seven other international children’s choirs under the direction of Festival co-conductors Dr David Flood and Henry Leck. Their first performance was at Canterbury Cathedral on July 23rd where they performed the Evensong, with their final performance culminating at Southwark Cathedral in London on July 26th 2019. It was an incredible honour to work with these two talented individuals again and to work with many more talented singers from around the world.

Dr. J David Spence Appointed Member of the Order of Canada

On June 27th 2019, the Govenor General of Canada Julie Payette, announced 83 new appointments to the order of Canada. Among those 83 appointees, one included Dr. J David Spence of London, Ontario.  Dr. Spence, one of our choristers with PRIMUS: Amabile Men’s Choir, is best known for his contributions to our understanding of atherosclerosis and to the prevention of stroke.

The Order of Canada is on of our country’s highest honours. Presented by the governor general, the Order honours people whose service shapes our society; whose innovations ignite our imaginations; and whose compassion unites our communities.” – Governor General of Canada

Congratulations to David for such an accomplishment! We love seeing our Amabile Family succeed and be recognized for all their hard work.

Click to read the press release and other recipients of the Order of Canada.

Our Amabile Young Women’s Touring Choir had a whirlwind time in Italy! While they were there for only 11 days, it was always packed with fun filled adventures, including:

  • Performing a mass in San Pietro di Castello
  • Riding bikes along the wall of Lucca
  • Performing in the Chiesa di San Filippo Neri
  • Explored the Duomo
  • Caught up with Amabile Alumni Robert Hutson

  • Sang in the Doge’s courtyard
  • Took in the sights of the beautiful Basilica di Santa Croce
  • Performing in Como City centre
  • Performing in St. Peter’s Basilica in Vatican City
  • An impromptu performance at The Accademia Europea Dell’Opera rehearsal, courtesy of Robert Hutson

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Click here to read how luck, a sibling connection and a shared love of singing that led to a musical European encounter 7,000 kilometres away for two prominent London, Ontario groups.





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Amabile Choirs – WINNERS in Choral Canada’s National Competition for Canadian Amateur Choirs

On Canada Day 2019, we had received some exciting news! The Amabile Young Men’s Ensemble have been named as First Prize Winners in the Lower-Voice Youth Choirs Category; and the Amabile Chamber Choir have been named as Second Prize Winners in the Mixed-Voice Youth Choirs Category in Choral Canada’s National Competition for Canadian Amateur Choirs. We are so incredibly proud of all our choristers; and we sincerely thank all our choir managers, conductors, artistic directors, and personnel involved with this great accomplishment.

To hear each choirs (winning) entry – click on the links below:
Amabile Young Men’s Ensemble | Amabile Chamber Choir 

For the full press release from Choral Canada, click here.