Songs of the Earth

Voices of Earth (2015)

Voices of Earth is a celebration of four Canadian choral composers at their splendid best and of their importance in our choral life.

It has been a great honour to commission, premiere and perform together on many occasions both Ruth Watson Henderson’s Voices of Earth and Eleanor Daley’s Salutation of the Dawn.

Also on this CD, are the much-loved I Will Sing Unto the Lord of Imant Raminsh and Eleanor Daley’s Prayer for Peace. We are proud to present Sid Robinovitch’s Of Heart and Tide, commissioned especially for the Amadeus Choir.

The Amadeus Choir and Bach Children’s Chorus have been privileged to work closely with composers Eleanor Daley and Ruth Watson Henderson through many years and are thrilled that both Eleanor and Ruth play their own works on this CD, creating a wonderful legacy for the choirs and the many listeners who appreciate the works of these two amazing composers.


Click here to read the review in the March issue of WholeNote.

Lydia Adams, conductor
With Bach Children’s Chorus
Linda Beaupré, conductor



Celtic Celebration (2013)

Featuring stunning arrangements of beautiful melodies and toe-tapping tunes, both familiar and new, from Scotland, Ireland, Wales and the east coast of Canada, written by some of our favourite composers and arrangers.

Lydia Adams, conductor

Click here to listen to Celtic Celebration.



Tokaido – The Choral Music of Harry Freedman (2006)

Featuring the Elmer Iseler Singers, Amadeus Chamber Singers, Aeolian Winds, and Toronto Children’s Chorus performing the choral music of Harry Freedman.

Lydia Adams and Jean Ashworth Bartle, conductors

Centrediscs/Centredisques – Canadian Music Centre, CMCCD 11206


everlasting light

Everlasting Light – Footprints in New Snow (2002)

Featuring the Amadeus Chamber Singers and the Elmer Iseler Singers in performances of two major choral works by Christos Hatzis – Everlasting Light and De Angelis.

Lydia Adams, conductor
Laura Pudwell – mezzo soprano
Daniel Taylor – countertenor
Benjamin Butterfield – tenor
Russell Braun – baritone

CBC Records, MVCD 1156-2


voices on high

Voices on High (2002)

Featuring the Amadeus Choir with the Hannaford Street Silver Band performing works by Stephen Chatman and Harry Somers, and featuring Requiem For A Charred Skull by Bramwell Tovey (received Juno Award for Best Classical Composition).

Lydia Adams and Bramwell Tovey, conductors

Opening Day Recordings, ODR 9324


songs of the spirit

Songs of the Spirit (2001)

Featuring the Amadeus Choir performing Eleanor Daley’s Requiem, works by Srul Irving Glick and Barry Peters, and the world premiere recording of Missa 4 Vocum by Andrea Gabrieli.

Lydia Adams, conductor
(Winner of the ACCC award: Outstanding Choral Recording – 2002)


a christmas flourish

A Christmas Flourish (1997)

Featuring the Amadeus Choir with the Hannaford Street Silver Band.

Lydia Adams and James Curnow, conductors



ring-a-the news

Ring-a-the News (1994)

Featuring the Amadeus Choir performing winning works from the annual Amadeus Choir Christmas Carol and Chanukah Song Writing Competition.

Lydia Adams, conductor
Eleanor Daley, piano and organ
Catherine Wyn-Rogers, mezzo soprano