A “rapidly rising star in the Canadian choral scene” (Anacrusis), Chronos Vocal Ensemble was founded in 2013 by Jordan Van Biert, and since its inception has built a reputation for innovation and excellence. Through a process of collaborative learning with careful preparation, the choir aims to deliver compelling performances to audiences in Edmonton and beyond.
The singers are united in an appreciation for inspired music-making and significant repertoire. Coming from diverse backgrounds, professions, and ages, they each possess a high level of musicianship and strong vocal technique.
Over five years, the ensemble has delighted audiences in Edmonton and the surrounding area, and performed by invitation at distinguished events including the University of Alberta Alumni Centennial, Music Conference Alberta, and Podium 2016 and 2018. In 2015 the choir was awarded the Healey Willan Grand Prize in the National Competition for Canadian Amateur Choirs, and in 2016 earned a Performance Award by the City of Edmonton’s Salute to Excellence for bringing recognition to Edmonton.
The choir has released three successful recordings, including the 2016 release The Simplest Way: The music of Trent Worthington , well-reviewed in Anacrusis magazine: “I would highly recommend this CD to lovers of choral music... very fine singing.” The choir’s 2018 release is Fresh: New Music From Canada, featuring new a cappella works from twelve Canadian composers.