THE CHOIR

Due to the COVID pandemic, the activities of the choir are on pause until further notice.

The choir holds pride of place in the liturgical and musical tradition of Ascension of Our Lord parish.

We are a volunteer SATB choir singing a varied repertoire of sacred music with a focus on polyphony of the Renaissance through the modern era, in addition to leading the sung worship of our community at the Sunday liturgies.

We pursue a two-fold vision of glorifying God with the finest musical offering we can bring and of creating a place where the vibrant community life of our parish can flourish. We are a warm and welcoming choir that enjoys being together and singing together. We have many events throughout the year, like vocal workshops, diocesan gatherings and retreats.

In addition to being a deeply fulfilling experience, singing with the choir is also an enriching musical education (it is also free of charge). Over the years, we have had great success incorporating younger singers ages eight and up. Currently, about a fifth of our membership consists of youth in their teens.

Furthermore, the rich communal life of the choir is something we wish to extend to the broader community. Though we sing sacred music exclusively, we welcome any non-Catholics who wish to share the joy of singing with us.

Ascension of Our Lord Choir
with Music Director & Organist, David Szanto
We sing from mid-September through mid-June, providing music for Sunday Mass throughout the year, as well as concerts and the Christmas and Easter liturgies. We rehearse Thursday nights from 7:30 until 9:30 pm.
An ability to read music is an asset but not a requirement. For further information and to schedule an audition, please contact David Szanto, our Director of Music.

LA CHORALE

En raison de la pandémie, les activités de la chorale sont en pause jusqu’à nouvel ordre.

La chorale de l’église Ascension of Our Lord joue un rôle centrale dans la vie liturgique et musicale de la paroisse.

Nous sommes un chœur des voix mixtes, qui chante une répertoire variée de musique sacrée, surtout la polyphonie de la Renaissance jusqu’à l’ère moderne.
Nous chantons de mi-septembre jusqu’au mi-juin aux Messes dominicales, aux liturgies de Noël et de Pâques, et également en concert. Les répétitions ont lieu tous les jeudis soirs de 19h30 jusqu’à 21h30.
Nos répétitions déroulent pour la plupart en anglais. Néansmoins, nous acceillons chaleureusement les chanteurs francophones. Malgré que nous sommes un chœur paroissial, être croyant ou pratiquant n’est pas requis. Lecture à vue est un atout mais non pas requis non plus.
Pour plus de renseignements et pour arranger une audition, veuillez contacter David Szanto, le directeur de musique.