The Cantilon Chamber Choir is widely recognized as one of Canada’s leading children’s choral ensembles. Founded in 1999 by conductor Heather Johnson, this choir maintains a rigorous national and international touring schedule.
Since its inception, the Cantilon Chamber Choir has been honoured with numerous awards in national and international competitions. Most recently, the choir was awarded 1st Place in the Children’s Choir category of the prestigious National Choral Competition for Amateur Choirs presented by Choral Canada and the CBC. Also of note are honours in the Béla Bartók International Choral Competition in Debrecen, Hungary in both July 2013 (2nd Place – Youth Choir) and July 2006 (1st Place, Children’s Choirs; 1st Place, Youth Choirs; Best Performance of a Hungarian Work; and Purest Intonation and Interpretation), the 65th International Eisteddfod in Llangollen, Wales in 2011 (1st Place – Youth Choir, 1st Place – Folk Song Choir, 2nd Place – Equal Voices), second place in the EBU’s Let The Peoples Sing competition in 2007, and third place in the Children’s Choir category in the Tolosa International Choral Competition (2007).
In addition to its regular concert series, the Cantilon Chamber Choir regularly performs with the Edmonton Symphony Orchestra, Pro Coro Canada, Alberta Ballet, Edmonton Opera, and Richard Eaton Singers. The choir is excited to be touring the West Coast of Canada in July 2018 as invited guests of the Kathaumixw International Choral Festival in Powell River, B.C.