What is OMC?
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 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, the Association of Mens’ Choruses of Ontario (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 and conducts yearly workshops under the direction of one of Canada’s foremost conductors, Robert Cooper.
Each year, OMC also provides a Performance Platform for young aspiring singers, to build on their resumes and exposure by featuring their abilities in solos and small groups at OMC concerts. Singers selected are often new University graduates or upper-year students, taking the first steps to building performance resumes that will launch their careers.
OMC’s debut concerts in 2013 were a widely acclaimed artistic success. These showcased the talents of four student musician soloists, as well as the recently formed group of young men, the Canadian Mens’ Chorus, who have also been featured at the Stratford Summer Music Festival this year.
Would you like to be part of this artistic endeavour? Would you like to make an impact on the performance of 100+ singers and dozens of music students and young musicians from across Southwestern Ontario, each year?
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