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)
Director: Dr. Kiera Galway

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. The ensemble's repertoire is challenging and diverse, with a focus on new and Canadian music.
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. 



SUNDAY, OCT 27 - Symposium on Music and War Closing Concert: Brunton, 3:00pm.
NOV 2-3 – Mount Allison Elliott Chorale: Sackville Waterfowl Park, 7:30 pm.
TUESDAY, DEC 3 – Mount Allison Choral Society and Elliott Chorale. Brunton, 8:00 p.m. 
TUESDAY, FEB 11 – Mount Allison Choral Society and Elliott Chorale. Brunton, 8:00 p.m. 
TUESDAY, APR 1 – Mount Allison Choral Society and Elliott Chorale. Brunton, 8:00 p.m. 


Audition instructions:  

  1. Fill out the choral ensemble placement form.
  2. Sign up for an audition time.  
  3. Arrive at Dr. Galway’s office (upstairs in MYB Conservatory, room 225) 5 minutes before your scheduled audition time. 
  4. Auditions will last about 5 minutes and are not meant to be intimidating!  

Audition Requirements:   

Own Choice:  

  • Please prepare a short solo vocal selection of your choice to demonstrate your vocal ability and range (ex: an excerpt from your repertoire, or one verse of a folk song). No collaborative pianist is needed, but an extra copy of your piece for Dr. Galway’s reference would be appreciated.   

Skills Component:  

  • Perform two short sing-backs on a vowel/neutral syllable 
  • Sing a range check  
  • Sing major/minor/diminished/augmented triads – starting pitch will be given 
  • Sight-sing a short melody on a vowel/neutral syllable or on solfège (your choice) 
  • Speak or tap a rhythm example (available 5 mins before audition) 
  • Prepare m 1-8 of this example on your usual choir part (Soprano, Alto, Tenor, Bass)  
You may be asked to come to a blend rehearsal on September 3, 2024 before audition results are finalized.