Course number: MUSC 1659-4659
Credit: 1 credit, full-year course [Fall & Winter]
Rehearsal time: Tuesday and Thursday, 4:00 p.m.-5:30 p.m. Additional sectional rehearsals added as needed
Location: MYB Conservatory Room 204 (Choral Room)

The Elliott Chorale is named to honour professor emeritus Carleton Elliott (1928-2003), who taught at Mount Allison 1951-1993 and founded and led the original Conservatory Chorale for several decades.

The Elliott Chorale is an auditioned chamber choir. Our singers have strength in sight-reading, are generally experienced singers, and have an avid interest in and enthusiasm for choral singing.
In addition to performing two concerts each term on campus, the Chorale sings at university and community events, at concert venues in the Maritimes, and sometimes tours in the spring. Social events, like pot-luck suppers, choir retreats and hikes, enhance our ability to work together, fostering mutual respect and understanding. 

Highlights of the choir’s recent season was a collaboration and performance with the Elmer Iseler Singers, under the direction of Lydia Adams.

The ensemble's repertoire is challenging and diverse, with a focus on new and Canadian music. Featuring collaborations with instrumental ensembles and thought-provoking concert themes, Elliott Chorale looks forward to an exciting 2023-24 season!



Thursday, Oct 12, 10:30am, Pops Concert Matinée, Convocation Hall - with MtA Symphonic Band and Chamber Orchestra
Friday, Oct 13, 7:30pm, Pops Concert, Convocation Hall - with MtA Symphonic Band and Chamber Orchestra
Monday, Oct 30, 8:00pm, Brunton Auditorium
Sunday, Dec 3, 3:00pm, Brunton Auditorium - with MtA Choral Society

Sunday, Feb 11, 3:00pm, Brunton Auditorium - with MtA Choral Society
Saturday, Mar 9, 7:30pm, MtA Chapel - with MtA Saxophone Quartet
Sunday, Apr 7, 3:00pm, Brunton Auditorium - with MtA Choral Society


Audition Dates: 

Tuesday September 5 and Wednesday September 6
Please sign up for an audition HERE

Audition Requirements: 

  • Solo piece of your choice (no accompanist needed) - voice majors may choose to sing a piece from your repertoire. Non-voice majors may choose a folksong, hymn tune or other piece that demonstrates your voice. 
  • A chromatic scale: ascending from Do to Sol and then descending from Sol to Do. You may sing this on any syllable you choose, e.g. ta or doo.
  • Sing major/minor scales and major/minor/diminished/augmented triads – starting pitch will be given
  • You may be asked to sing back a short melody, or to repeat melodic intervals. 
  • You will be asked to sing a quick-study excerpt from Elliott Chorale repertoire at the audition. Arrive five minutes early to your scheduled time if you would like an opportunity to view the excerpt in advance.

For more information about Elliott Chorale, please contact Dr. Kiera Galway