Are you an experienced Tenor, Baritone, or Bass singer aged 18-30 looking for a challenging and enriching pre-professional mentorship and singing opportunity?

The Emerging Choral Artist Program is a world-class performance and mentorship opportunity with eight of North America’s finest ensemble singers – The Leonids – whose credits include both solo and ensemble features across the world. This intimate, week-long program will put you in one-on-one contact with the Leonids for an enriching mentorship, coaching, and performance experience, all at professional-level pacing. This is a priceless opportunity for those looking to pursue a career in singing. 



Eric Alatorre, Bass – Chanticleer

Tomás Cruz, Tenor – The Choir of Trinity Wall Street, Ekmeles, Duwende, Saint Thomas Choir of Men & Boys, The Crossing

Brian Hinman, Tenor – Chanticleer

Sam Kreidenweis, Baritone – Anúna, Conspirare, Santa Fe Desert Chorale, and Vocal Arts Ensemble

Matthew Newhouse, Tenor – Ars Nova Chorale, Apollo’s Fire, the New York Philharmonic, The Thirteen, Fifth Avenue Presbyterian Church Choir and Emmanuel Music

Jacob Perry Jr., Tenor – Apollo’s Fire, Handel Choir of Baltimore, Mountainside Baroque, Tempesta di Mare

Daniel Schwartz, Bass – The Crossing, Variant 6, Skylark 

Gregório Taniguchi, Tenor – Clarion Vocal Ensemble, Bach Collegium San Diego, TENET, Washington Bach Consort, Tesserae, Santa Fe Desert Chorale, and Oregon Bach Festival

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Program participants will work with the Leonids, receive mentorship and coaching from the Leonids singers and Chor Leoni Artistic Director Erick Lichte, perform in Harmonia: The Leonids & Chor Leoni, collaborate with Chor Leoni, and participate in the The Big Roar Choral Festival.

The Emerging Choral Artist program is free for participants. To apply for the 2023/24 program, please email Erick Lichte ( with a cover letter stating your voice part, reasons you wish to be a part of this program, and in-depth background on your solo and choral singing experience. Applications are due by noon PST on February 23rd, 2024.




Ave Maris Stella – Diane Loomer

Today Under Darkened Skies – Gerda Blok-Wilson

Coruscatio – Ēriks Ešenvalds

Dúlamán – Michael McGlynn 

Will The Circle Be Unbroken – arr. J. David Moore



April 7, 2024 – Sheraton Wall Centre, Vancouver, BC

10:00am – 12:00pm | ECAP and Chor Leoni Chamber rehearsal
12:00pm – 1:30pm | Lunch
1:30pm | Attend Open Leonids Rehearsal
2:00pm – 3:00pm | Leonids, Chor Leoni Chamber, ECAP
3:00pm  | Break
3:15pm – 4:30pm  | Rehearsal With Leonids
4:30pm | Break
4:45pm – 5:15pm | Leonids Working performance
5:15pm | Done

April 8, 2024 – St. Andrew’s-Wesley United Church, Vancouver, BC

4:00pm – 4:45pm | Section coaching from Leonids
4:45pm | Break
5:00pm – 6:00pm | Rehearsal with Leonids 

April 9, 2024 – Orpheum Annex, Vancouver, BC

4:00pm – 5:00pm Leonids open rehearsal
5:00pm -6:45pm | Provided Dinner with Leonids
6:45pm -8:30pm | Rehearsal with Leonids
9:00pm – 9:45pm | Leonids private       

April 10, 2024 – St. Andrew’s-Wesley United Church, Vancouver, BC

8:00pm – 9:00pm | Rehearsal With Leonids and Chor Leoni
9:00pm | Break
9:15pm – 10:00pm | Rehearsal with Leonids           

April 11, 2024 – Harmonia – St. Andrew’s-Wesley United Church, Vancouver, BC

6:15pm – 6:45pm | Concert walk-through
7:30pm | Harmonia Concert
8:45pm | Done

April 12, 2024 – The Big Roar Choral Festival – St. Andrew’s-Wesley United Church, Vancouver, BC

5:00pm | Provided Dinner with Festival
5:45pm | Mass Rehearsal
8:00pm | Done

April 13, 2024 – The Big Roar Choral Festival & Concert – St. Andrew’s-Wesley United Church, Vancouver, BC

12:00pm | Provided Lunch with Chor Leoni & Leonids
1:00pm |  Masterclass with Leonids
1:45pm | Section voice building with Leonids
2:30pm | Break
3:00pm | Mass Rehearsal (led by Erick)
4:15pm | Break
5:00pm | The Big Roar Concert
6:30pm | Concert Done, semi-planned fellowship/dinner time


major educational program sponsor

We are grateful to our Major Educational Program Sponsor – RBC. Their support of the arts has been a longstanding priority as they recognize that the arts play an important role in building vibrant communities and strong economies. RBC feels that the arts encourage a culture of creativity and innovation, and helps foster diversity and inclusion in our communities.