Choral Creation Lab
A residency for poets and composers to co-create original choral works led by composer Andrew Balfour and poet Luke Hathaway.
We know that one of the greatest challenges facing emerging choral composers today is finding quality text and the permission to set it. Over the course of a full season, three composers and three poets will have the opportunity to collaborate on totally original choral work and forge lasting artistic partnerships with new colleagues while creating collaborative choral compositions.
Participants receive close mentorship from program faculty and the artistic team of the Amadeus Choir, guest presentations by high-profile artists, and access to the singers of the Amadeus Choir to workshop and record their work.
2023-24 Application Coming Soon!
Of Cree descent, Winnipeg composer Andrew Balfour is an innovative composer, conductor, singer, and sound designer with a large body of choral, instrumental, electro-acoustic and orchestral works including Take the Indian…
Luke Hathaway is a trans poet, librettist, and performer who lives in Kjipuktuk/Halifax, and teaches at Saint Mary’s University. His mythopoeic word-worlds have given rise to new musical and/or theatrical works by Colin Labadie, Benton …
Artistic Director and Workshop Coordinator
The Amadeus Choir’s Artistic Director, Kathleen Allan, is equally recognized for her work as a conductor and a composer. Her compositions have been commissioned, performed and recorded by ensembles throughout the …