Founded in 1996, Korora is in its twenty-eighth season in 2023-2024. The flagship ensemble of Korora Choirs, Korora has received first and second place on Canadian national festival stages. The choir also placed first in their division in the CBC/Choral Canada Competition for Amateur Canadian Choirs in 2015. Korora has received several awards for its work with youth, music education, and its African Projects Fund. While Korora takes pride in these accomplishments, the choir's focus remains centred on creating a learning experience for young singers while providing audiences with exciting and innovative musical performances.
Korora has been a featured ensemble at many events both nationally and internationally. These include the Rocky Mountain National Music Festival, Podium (the biennial conference of Choral Canada), the Canadian Music Educators National Conference, the regional conference of the American Choral Directors Association (ACDA), the International Society of Music Educators (ISME) conference, and others. In addition to performances in many North American cities, the choir has toured Norway, Denmark, Sweden, Germany, Italy, Switzerland, Malaysia, Namibia, South Africa, Botswana, Eswatini, and Zambia.
Korora is thrilled to have been invited as a featured ensemble at the IFCM World Choral Expo in Lisbon, Portugal in July 2019.
In 2024, Korora will be featured at the Edmonton Cantando Festival. They will also travel to St. John’s, NL to perform as a featured choir in the new Harbour Voices Festival in July.
A chance to grow in your musical knowledge, to go on tours and to meet new people.
Sing with us!
We are seeking new members for the coming season!
Auditions are like a friendly mini voice lesson: no experience is expected or required. We will make you feel as comfortable as possible and we're excited to meet you!
Korora rehearses on Mondays from 7:00-9:30 PM and Wednesdays from 5:00-7:00 PM at McDougall United Church (10015 101 St NW), which is easily accessible by transit.
Please note that bursaries are available, and we make every effort to ensure that financial considerations never preclude a qualified singer from being part of the choir!