There are four levels of choirs for girls and women within Amabile.
Amabile Da Capo Choir
The Amabile Da Capo Choir welcomes girls ages 8 to 11, with a focus on providing a choral venue for young choristers, and to serve as a training choir for the Junior Amabile Singers. The Da Capo Choir holds weekly meetings for instructions in vocal production, sight singing, ear training, basic rudiments, and choral performance discipline.
Junior Amabile Singers
Founded in 1989, the Junior Amabile Singers (JAS) gives girls ages 9 to 14 an opportunity to develop an understanding of choral music, self-discipline and artistic expression. Directed by Jacquelyn Norman and Wendy Landon, JAS perform regularly in the London area and Southwestern Ontario, in addition to seeking national and international performance opportunities.
Amabile Youth Singers
Founded in 1985 by John Barron and Brenda Zadorsky, the Amabile Youth Singers welcomes experienced young adolescent girls ages 13 to 18. Amabile Youth Singers are known nationally and internationally for their talents and have been recognized on the world stage.
Prima: Amabile Women’s Choir
Founded in 2007, with a focus on further enhancing the Amabile experience for women, Prima welcomes women ages 18 and up, allowing them to perform challenging repertoire at the highest level and to move audiences with their artistry. Prima excels at performing the latest compositions of Canadian composers such as Christmas, Daley, Emery, Enns, Hatfield, Raminsh, Sirett, and Smallman.
Amabile Young Women’s Ensemble
The Amabile Youth Singers and Prima, join together as the Amabile Young Women’s Ensemble. Together the Ensemble recorded Ripple Effect, to celebrate the 25th Anniversary of Amabile’s founding.
Amabile Chamber Choir
The Amabile Chamber Choir blends the exquisite tonal colours and talents of the Amabile Youth Singers, and the Amabile Young Men’s Ensemble into a mixed voice ensemble. The repertoire is advanced, yet engaging, and challenges these young singers to master the heights of all choral possibilities.
Conducted by Brenda Zadorsky, Don Sills, and Jeff Beynon, the Amabile Chamber Choir has consistently won top prizes in the Youth Category of the National Choral Competition sponsored by Choral Canada and CBC Radio 2.
Click here to see all the accomplishments and recognition that the Amabile Girl’s and Women’s Choirs have received over the years.
Click here to see a list of past dates of Amabile Girl’s and Women’s Tours.