i Coristi Chamber Choir
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.
History of i Coristi
Narrative History of i Coristi's 1st decade - Seasons ONE through TEN
i Coristi Chamber Choir is grateful to Peter Malcolm for composing a narrative history of i Coristi's first Ten Seasons.
Peter Malcolm was a Founding Member of i Coristi, and sang in the bass section from September 1994 through June 2002. Since then, he has sung with the choir on numerous occasions - when a gifted bass was required.
On February 21, 2014, Peter was recognized for his important contributions to i Coristi Chamber Choir, wiith an Honorary Membership.
Narrative History of i Coristi's 2nd decade - Seasons ELEVEN through TWENTY
i Coristi Chamber Choir is honoured that the choir's founding Music Director, Dr. Debra Cairns has written a narrative about i Coristi's second decade.
On May 24, 2014, Debra was recognized for her visionary contributions to i Coristi Chamber Choir, with an Honorary Membership.