Now celebrating its 23rd season, i Coristi Chamber Choir is an ensemble of 27 singers. Membership is by audition and encompasses a broad cross-section of the population: accountants, teachers, computer programmers, nanotechnologists, designers, theologians, administrators, office personnel - singers for whom music is their vocation, and singers for whom music is their avocation!
The name i Coristi is Italian, meaning “The Choral Singers”. Noted for its unique, eclectic programming, the choir focuses on a cappella masterpieces from the Renaissance to the 21st century, presented in three main concerts each season; the choir also performs at seniors’ facilities and various local businesses and gatherings. i Coristi has been heard on national and regional broadcasts of CBC Radio.
Twice 2nd-Prize winners (2006 and 2008) in the Mixed-Voice Adult Chamber Choir category of the National Competition for Canadian Amateur Choirs,i Coristi was awarded 1st Prize in July 2013.
i Coristi has performed with the Edmonton Symphony Orchestra, toured to Ontario and Manitoba, and been invited to perform in Toronto, Winnipeg and Edmonton at the national biennial conferences—Podium—of Choral Canada/Canada Choral.
During the summer of 2009, i Coristi completed a highly successful tour to England and Wales, which included a performance at the prestigious International Eisteddfod Festival in Llangollen, Wales. In July of 2011, i Coristi performed at Festival 500 in St. John’s Newfoundland.
The choir has recorded four CDs, including Paths, released this past fall.