Carmina Burana CDs are in!

Carmina Burana CD’s are now available in the Music Office (which will be moving to Rm 1301 as of Friday). Go pick yours up!

The 2013-2014 Choir Season Awards Nominations

OK, this is our first time doing this. Using blog comments please help us create categories for our “Choir Awards 2013-1014.” Since we’ve never done this, you are welcome to create new categories. After we have categories we will nominate people and hold some voting. Here are some category suggestions. I am looking forward to hearing your suggestions:

  • Soloist of Choice (including unauthorized solos — see Carmina recording)
  • Outstanding Section Leader 
  • Most inspirational
  • Most likely to commit unauthorized solo during a concert
  • Most Empathetic Singer (this one is serious)
  • Best “choir face” award
  • The High Note Award
  • The Low Note Award
  • Most likely to date a tenor
  • Most likely to be a tenor
  • Will never ever allow themselves to be associated with the tenors
  • Best Narration for a Choral Performance (Harrison anyone?)
  • Choir Management Award
  • Most Dedicated
  • Best Choir Recruiter
  • Best Audience Recruiter

OK, please send your suggestions via the comment section attached to this post. Good luck on exams!




Kaleid Mass Choir Project: May 17, 2014

The Kaleid Mass Choir Project workshops and concert are happening on Saturday, May 17 from 9:30am-10pm ish at Knox Presbyterian Church in Woodstock.

You can register as an individual ($70 adults/$35 students) or as part of a choir ($60 adults/$35 students). The music is included in this fee.

For more info see:

If you are interested in participating as part of the University Choir, fill out this form

Rajaton is coming to this part of Canada!

Rajaton is coming to Woodstock and London on May 15, 16, and 17 (Thur-Sat of the May long weekend) to work with the Woodstock Fanshawe Singers and various youth groups from around the region for the Kaleid Choral Festival.  Corazon Youth Choir from BC will also be participating.  The groups rehearse throughout the day, and perform a set of massed choir pieces in the evening concert (along with the special guests).

Rajaton will be doing cameo performances on Thurs + Fri, and a full set on Saturday evening.  They will also be in Toronto the following week for a TSO performance.

This will be a great opportunity to hear Rajaton live and in person!  Check out the site for more information and for purchasing tickets for the evening concerts (or even participating in the festival):

(Thank you to Alan for sharing this!)
If you are interested in participating, fill out this form

Spring 2014 End of Term Concert

Concert Date: Saturday, July 26th; 8:00pm (tentative date)
Dress Rehearsal: Saturday, July 26th, 2014, 2:00-5:00pm
Location: to be determined
Tickets: $10 general; $5 seniors/students; 12 and under – free
Concert Attire: solid-coloured top, black bottom, black shoes

Info for Spring 2014

Ensemble info

Fill out the ensemble participant form

Sign up for your vocal interview

Carmina Burana Music Resources

For archival purposes:


The Music

The Text

Midi Files

These recordings will help you learn your parts.

Carmina Burana on CyberBass


Performances & Recordings
Not all of these performances are the same as the version that we’re doing, but they’re interesting to listen to for context.

The Whole Thing

O Fortuna

As a flashmob?


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