Registered Name: CHORUS NIAGARA

Business Number: 871437968RR0001

Our Mission

To entertain, inspire and educate through the performance of fine choral music.


Chorus Niagara is "The Power of 100".

Formed in 1963 as the St.Catharines Symphony Chorus, Chorus Niagara has grown from a modest twenty-four members to its present complement of a hundred choristers. As the premier symphonic chorus in the Niagara Region, Chorus Niagara draws its membership from throughout the Niagara peninsula and from as far away as Hamilton and Buffalo NY. Chorus Niagara has been led by Artistic Director Robert Cooper, one of Canada's foremost choral conductors for more than 25 years.

In addition to performing both a diverse blend of traditional and contemporary works, Chorus Niagara supports Canadian music by programming, premiering and commissioning works by Canada’s leading choral composers as well as composers of international renown. Our mandate to engage emerging Canadian soloists has helped launch the careers of wonderful young vocalists including Catherine Robbin, Brett Polegato, Alex Dobson and Measha Brueggergosman.

Community outreach is a priority for Chorus Niagara. It annually invites high school vocalists to join the Side-by-Side High School Chorale to rehearse and perform in one of its season presentations. In 2007 the Chorus Niagara Children's Choir was established and provides training and performance opportunities for children ages 5-15. Through these initiatives many local children and youth are participating in a valuable choral experience.

Chorus Niagara takes pride in being acknowledged for its musical excellence, challenging repertoire, innovative programming and commitment to community and educational outreach.

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On Nov.13 2010 unsuspecting shoppers got a big surprise while enjoying their lunch. Over 100 chorus members performed in our Christmas Flash Mob performing G.F.Handel's Hallelujah Chorus from Messiah. The flash mob, (produced by Alphabet Photography as a holiday card for their customers) Youtube video has received over 50 million views to date.

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What People Are Saying

"For us, Chorus Niagara is pure joy. We are very fortunate to have this extraordinary resource in our region. We salute the leadership of conductor Robert Cooper and the dedicated men and women who comprise the choir."

— Dan & Saundra Patterson | Dan Patterson, President, Niagara College

"Chorus Niagara exposes local residents to choral music of exceptional quality, leaving audiences feeling uplifted, inspired and appreciative of the role of performing arts in our diverse community."

— Former Mayor Brian McMullan | St.Catharines

"St. Catharines is proudly celebrated in the talents of Chorus Niagara, a dedicated gathering of individuals whose collective voice inspires and enriches all of our lives."

— Rebecca Cann | Cultural Planning Supervisor, City of St. Catharines

"Talisker Players collaborates with many choirs in southern Ontario. Chorus Niagara is a standout. Its artistic excellence, the enthusiasm of its members, and the professionalism of its staff make it a joy to work with. Concerts with Chorus Niagara are among the highlights of our season."

— Mary McGeer | Manager (principal violist) of Talisker Players

"Chorus Niagara and Bob Cooper continue to bring to Niagara world class performances of the world's greatest choral masterpieces. As well, they challenge us with commissions by 21st Century composers. How lucky we all are!"

— Peter M. Partridge | Partridge Wealth Management

"Chorus Niagara is a bright star, a treasure for us all to enjoy. Every concert is inspirational and uplifting. "

— Dr. Rosemary Hale | Dean, Faculty of Humanities, Brock University

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