The Ontario Male Chorus

The Ontario Male Chorus (OMC) is a performance group focused on classical to contemporary music, of both secular and sacred pieces. The OMC is comprised of singers from the Associated Males Choruses of Ontario (AMCO) member choruses, and other interested individual singers. Formed in part to provide a vehicle to AMCO members for the continued learning and deeper understanding of choral singing, OMC is the Learning Arm of AMCO, (www.amcofo.com) – Learning to Sing for Life.

Open to any singer wishing to take part, the OMC provides extra instruction in one singing group. Singers take these lessons back to their member choruses or wherever they sing, hoping to enhance those sounds with their experiences gained in OMC. The AMCO choruses, from which most OMC singers hail, are long established in the communities of Niagara, Brantford, Cambridge, and Toronto (Etobicoke). The OMC performs typically two concerts annually, once in a massed-chorus setting called “Ontario Sings” with the other AMCO choruses, and once on its own under the direction of one of Canada’s leading conductors, Bob Anderson.

Would you like to be part of this artistic endeavour? Would you like to join us and participate with us in our regular concerts each year?

Artistic Director – Robert Anderson

Bob Anderson holds Bachelor of Music and Education Degrees from the University of Western Ontario, where he studied choral conducting with Deral Johnson, and a Master’s Degree in Vocal Performance from the University of Cincinnati. He performed with the Elmer Iseler Singers for four seasons, and his choral arrangements and compositions are published with several Canadian publishers. He taught in the Peel District School Board for 25 years, joining the staff of Cawthra Park Secondary School in 1999, retiring in 2016.