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Greystone Singers Win National Choir Competition

posted July 15, 2013

The University of Saskatchewan's Greystone Singers, conducted by Gerald Langner (Department of Music), recently won the Mixed-Voice Collegiate Choirs category in the 2013 Association of Canadian Choral Communities (ACCC) National Competition for Canadian Amateur Choirs. The competition is held biennially in collaboration with the Canada Council for the Arts, CBC Music and Festival 500 Sharing the Voices.

The Greystone Singers prevailed in the finals over their competition from the University of Manitoba and the University of Western Ontario. 

Recordings from choirs in the competition can be accessed online by clicking here.

A treasured Canadian choral tradition, the prestigious ACCC National Competition for Canadian Amateur Choirs inspires choirs to strive for excellence, provides visibility for amateur choirs of all types and traditions, and encourages the creation and performance of Canadian works. The competition is open to all Canadian amateur choirs and attracts diverse participants from coast to coast.

Cash prizes are awarded for the top performances in 11 categories for youth, adult, children’s, collegiate, men’s, women’s, pan-cultural and contemporary choirs. The choir with the Best Performance of a Canadian Work in any category also receives a cash prize of $1000.


Founded in 1980, the Association of Canadian Choral Communities/Association des communautés chorales canadiennes (ACCC) is Canada's only non-profit professional service organization for choral musicians and administrators. A national voice for over 1100 conductors, a network of 40,000 singers, and with a broad membership of choral composers, choristers, publishers and administrators, the ACCC promotes its art form at all levels throughout Canada, and supports and encourages the writing and performance of Canadian choral music.

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