The names of our choirs refer to different aspects of light, speaking to the possibilities given to us by music as lights in the darkness.
AURORA VOCAL ENSEMBLE
Our selective enrichment program for 6 to 13 year olds extends the musicianship of our choristers identified from Borealis Voices as needing challenge and extension.
Aurora means dawn and describes a natural electrical phenomenon displaying colourful lights in the night sky, awe-inspiring for those fortunate enough to see them.
Ages 12 to 25 — Australis Voices are our oldest choristers, who we help mature, not just as musicians, but as people.
Australis means the south, and is used to describe the natural light phenomenon Aurora Australis, the Southern Lights.
Ages 9 to 13 — we continue to nurture our young choristers as they grow and develop as musicians.
Borealis means the north, and is used to describe the natural light phenomenon Aurora Borealis, the Northern Lights.
Our choir for young men with transitioning voices. In this choir, we support and nurture young men on their musical journey as their voices change.
Centauri refers to Alpha Centauri, the closest star system to our own and is one of the brightest lights in the night sky.
Ages 6 to 9 — Nova Voices are our youngest choristers. As young musicians, they are at the start of their journey in the world of music.
Nova means new, and in astronomy it describes a new star, a new point of light in the night sky for the world to enjoy.
SPECTRA VOCAL ENSEMBLE
Ages 12 to 25 — our boutique enrichment program extends the musicianship of choristers from Australis Voices and Centauri Voices identified as having exceptional talent and potential.
Spectra describes a band of colours, as seen in a rainbow produced by the components of light. Like the many voices of this group, greater than the sum of its parts.