Chor Leoni

C/4: Canadian Choral Composition Competition

Chor Leoni – Erick Lichte, conductor

Hear the music, meet the composers, ask questions, and immerse yourself in the creative process with this unique evening of music and fun. You’ll hear spine-tingling performances of new works by Canadian composers Katerina Gimon, Pierre Simard, and Robert Rival. Not only will you witness their fresh ink becoming sound, but you’ll hear about their inspiration, ask about their process, and learn about how music comes to life, all hosted by our very own Erick Lichte.

Ticketing by Bard on the Beach.
All tickets $35. A service charge of $3.68 will be added per ticket.

  • June 3 | 7:30PM
  • St. Andrew’s-Wesley United

C/4: Canadian Choral Composition Competition

Draw back the curtain and go behind the scenes with three of Canada’s top composers. This interactive evening of exploration and connection will treat you to the magic of the compositional process, focusing on three new Canadian masterpieces.

Ticketing by Bard on the Beach.

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  • Katerina Gimon

    Katerina Gimon's uniquely dynamic, poignant, and eclectic compositional style is rapidly gaining her a reputation as a distinctive voice in contemporary Canadian composition and beyond. Her several honours include two SOCAN Awards (2016, 2021), nomination for Western Canadian Composer of the Year (2021), and inclusion on the CBC's list of Canada's "hot 30 classical musicians under 30" (2017).

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  • Pierre Simard

    Acclaimed in Canada and internationally, Pierre Simard is a prominent conductor, composer, and arranger. Artistic Director with the Vancouver Island Symphony and formerly Associate and Resident Conductor with the Calgary Philharmonic Orchestra and the Vancouver Symphony Orchestra, Pierre Simard’s artistry is versatile, compelling, and nuanced, performing every masterwork with remarkable musicianship.

  • Robert Rival

    Robert Rival was the Edmonton Symphony Orchestra's Resident Composer from 2011-2014. His music, written in a contemporary tonal style and inspired by the Canadian wilderness, literature, and classical and romantic musical forms, has been described as "stirring and dramatic," "spectacular," "clever and evocative," "well crafted," "immediately appealing," "memorable," and "sophisticated."

Concert Program

  • World Premiere

    Bell Tower

    Katerina Gimon

  • World Premiere


    Pierre Simard

  • World Premiere

    The Midnight Sea

    Robert Rival

Featured Video

A delight from beginning to end!

Sean Bickerton, Canadian Music Centre