About I CORISTI CHAMBER CHOIR SOCIETY
i Coristi was formed in the fall of 1994 by Dr. Debra Cairns and is a community based choir of 18 to 22 singers. The name i Coristi comes from Italian and means "The Choral Singers". Auditions are held annually, and membership encompasses a broad cross section of the Edmonton community.
Focusing on choral masterpieces from the Renaissance to the twentieth century, the choir has performed such repertoire as Byrd's Mass for Four Voices, Vivaldi's Magnificat, Bach's Jesu, meine Freude, Haydn's Salve Regina, Mozart's Vesperae sollennes de confessore, Ravel's Trois Chansons, Rautavaara's Suite de 'Lorca', Watson's Missa Brevis, and Mozart's Requiem.
i Coristi is honoured to have achieved a second place finish the 2006 CBC Amature Choir Competition, The choir has also been one of only two Alberta chamber choirs chosen as national semi finalists in the same 2000, 2002, and 2004 Competition, and one of only 13 Canadian choirs selected to perform at Podium 2002 and Podium 2004.