Amabile 2013 – 2014 News

Mozart is the Word

Our Amabile Senior choirs are thrilled to be a part of Orchestra London’s musical season! Click here to see more.

Saidat Rocks “Reason to Sing” Presentation

The Amabile Girls and Women’s Choirs have been hearing from a series of women, who have graciously shared their words and stories in, “A Reason to Sing” speaker series, as a prelude to “A Song for Our Sisters” benefit concert this weekend. Click here for more.

Is Music the Key to Success?

Multiple studies link music study to academic achievement. But what is it about serious music training that seems to correlate with outside success in other fields? Click here to find out.

Amabile Choirs Thanks YOU! 

This is a special Happy Holidays “Thank you” to our Amabile parents, volunteers, donors and funders, executives, board members and friends from all of us at Amabile. Click here to see a video.

Announcing the 24th Amabile Festival 

Save the Date. March 2 2014. Annual Amabile Festival. See you there. Click here for details.

Marnie McBean has an “Amabile Mentor Moment”

Three-time Olympic Gold Medalist Marnie McBean was the emcee for the Amabile Choirs’ “A Song for Our Sisters” Benefit Concert. Click here for more.

Amabile Treble Concert Choir as Backing Vocals 

The Amabile Concert Choir was recorded as part of a back up choir for one of Jim Papoulis’ compositions. Click here for more.

Martin Luther King Day

Amabile Choirs of London, Canada salute Martin Luther King Day in song. Click here for more.

The City of London Honours Amabile Choirs

The Amabile Choirs of London, Canada was presented with a Certificate of Recognition as London’s Featured Community Organization. Click here for more (and photos!)

The 24th Amabile Festival Poster Release

Click here to view the poster for our Annual Festival “Celebrate”!

Amabile Bursary Fund

We never turn away talente, deserving singers for ANY reason, including those who have financial challenges. Click here for more information about how you can help raise a singers voice.

Digital Pianos Are Coming!

Thank you to the Jack and Barbara Hay Foundation and the Takla Foundation for supporting our “Coins for Keys” program and providing new digital pianos for Amabile Choirs. Click here for more.

Amabile Musical Notes – Our E-mail Newsletter Returns

Our e-Newsletter is back! Click here to sign up.

Amabile National Anthems

Last March, the Amabile Young Women’s Ensemble stunned the skating world with out-of-this world versions of the national anthems for the Gold Medal winners at each of the medal ceremonies. Click here to read more.

Congratulations John

The Association of Canadian Choral Communities is pleased to announce that John Barron has been awarded the 2014 Distinguished Service Award. Click here for more.

Congratulations Matt

Matthew Emery has been selected as the winner of the 2014 Competition for Choral Writing and the recipient of the Diane Loomer Award of $1500. Click here for more.

Plan Canada’s “Because I Am a Girl” Thank Yous

Plan Canada posted an acknowledgement and thank you on their “Because I Am A Girl” blog post this week, in tribute to the 150 women of Amabile who perform at last November’s “A Song For Our Sisters” concert at the Grand Theatre. Click here for more.

Thanks from Dr. Julia Davids

It was wonderful having Dr. Julia Davids as our guest clinician for our festival and we’ve received the sweetest note from her. Click here to read what she had to say about coming home.

John Barron

John was an inspiration both musically and personally. He will remain in the hearts of many. Click here for more about John Barron.

John Barron’s Life and Legacy of Music 

John Barron has been a leader in London and Canadian choral music education for four decades, as a curriculum developer, artistic director, choir member, mentor and teacher to thousands of singers in the schools where he taught and in the choirs in which he participated. Click here to read more about the Life and Legacy of Music John left behind.

Ensure That The Music Continues – Leave a Legacy

You can ensure a future with music! Click here for more.

The Legacy that Canadians Leave Makes a Difference! 

In the Scotiabank poll, the top three reasons Canadians cited for leaving some of their estate to charity were a desire to give back to society (60 per cent), not having dependents and wanting their money to go to a good cause (20 per cent), and for the tax benefits (12 per cent) – click here to find out how.

Thank You Again to Our Many Volunteers

Six of our very own Amabile volunteers were among dozens who were saluted tonight at the Marconi Club and presented with the Ontario Volunteer Service Award. Click here to see our esteemed volunteers.

Your Security and Privacy are Important

It’s very important to us that you are able to safely make online donations to Amabile Choirs of London, Canada. That’s why we use CanadaHelps as our online funding partner. Click here for more information.

Thank You to Our Volunteers 

This National Volunteer Week the Amabile Choirs Family wanted to express our heart-felt thanks and deepest appreciation and admiration for the hundreds of volunteers both past and present who have helped make Amabile what it is today! Click here for more.

Amabile Connections to Soundscapes Honour Choir

There’s a big Amabile connection to the upcoming Soundscapes Honour Choir – Amabile Alumni Andre Heywood is conducting, Allison Eagles is the accompanists, and it will be featuring a commission by Matt Emery! Click here to see more.

Wanted: Amabile Choristers

If you love to sing, we should get together! Click here to find out how you can join one of our eight choirs!

John Barron, 1939 – 2014

It is with great sadness that the family of John Barron share the news of his passing. John passed away peacefully at home, surrounded by family after a long and courageous struggle with cancer. Click here to read more about one of Amabile’s Co-Founders and the legacy he left behind.

Remembering John Barron 

John Barron’s Celebration of Life service in Toronto had a mass choir of over 150 singers. The Choristers came from many of the choirs that had experienced John’s magic. Click here to read more about how John touched everyone’s lives.

Be Sure You Know About Every Amabile Performance

Canada’s New Anti-Spam Legislation (CASL) requires that we obtain your consent in order to receive select electronic communications from Amabile Choirs of London, Canada. Click here to find more information.

Amabile Winners This Season

Congratulations to all our winners this season. At each concert Amabile Choirs holds 50/50 draws and the winners can be found here.

Biggest. Amabile. Logo. Ever! 

The Amabile Treble Concert Choir and Young Men prepared for their concert tour to Europe by gathering beside the biggest Amabile Logo ever! Click here for more.

Podium was Amabile Awards Night

There were probably some in attendance at the Association of Canadian Choral Communities “Podium” Conference in Halifax that might have assumed they were at the Amabile Awards! Click here to see the Awards Amabile managed to scoop up for the night!

Why Do I Sing with Amabile? 

Why do I sing with Amabile? Click here for a list of wonderful reasons to join Amabile!