Ante Meridiem is a daytime choir for adults of all ages in Edmonton. We sing for enjoyment, wellness, and to learn more about singing well in a supportive group environment under professional leadership. We are a group of about 60 singers.We are open to new members indefinitely!Ante Meridiem is a choral opportunity for adult men and women who want to sing in a supportive and educational environment, and enjoy the musical, social, physical, mental and other benefits of singing in a choir. We perform in concert settings, and also at senior’s residences, hospitals, and community events. We sing all kinds of music drawing on various parts of the choral tradition: sacred and secular, classical, contemporary and folk.
There is no audition for Ante Meridiem. Our only requirements are: a willingness to learn more about singing and music and an interest in preparing music for performance in a supportive environment, under professional direction.
Ante Meridiem meets each Wednesday morning from 10 AM to noon.
Rehearsals typically include a vocal and (gentle) physical warm-up, some group vocal technique work, rehearsal of several pieces of music with our director and accompanist, and social time over coffee and goodies.
Our rehearsal facility is Unitarian Church of Edmonton, at 10804 119 St. Their large, well-lit and flexible space allows us to have a great rehearsal experience!
Our 2019 rehearsals will resume on January 9th, 2019.
Friday, May 24, 2019
Trinity Lutheran Church
10014 - 81 Avenue NW, Edmonton
Jordan Van Biert, MMus, BMus, is a graduate of the
University of Alberta and The King’s University College. He is Artistic Director of Vocal Alchemy, Ante
Meridiem, and Chronos Vocal Ensemble;
Director of Music at Edmonton’s historic Trinity Lutheran Church, and Executive Director for
Singspiration, a summer choral camp for youth at Concordia University College.
As a freelance conductor, Jordan is in demand for workshops and projects throughout and beyond Alberta. He has taught music privately for many years, and has also instructed in music at both Concordia High School and the University of Alberta.
An experienced singer, Jordan has performed with Pro Coro Canada, Edmonton’s professional choir, for several seasons, and has performed with other professional ensembles (including Scona Chamber Singers, Luminous Voices and the Canadian Chamber Choir) and as a baritone soloist. More at jordanvanbiert.com
Kim Cousineau, B.Mus, ARCT, AVCM, studied under
Michael Redshaw and Winifred Wood at the Victoria Conservatory of Music and under Robin Wood at the
University of Victoria. He has worked as a répétiteur for Pacific Opera Victoria, participated in the
Opera in Schools program (Victoria), and was closely involved in several world premieres.
Kim has collaborated with some of Canada’s leading singers, including Richard Margison and Barbara Livingston. In addition to his full-time work as a choral accompanist and studio pianist, he is active in numerous summer music programs. In 2012, Kim was the recipient of the BC Choral Federation’s Joyce O. Maguire Award for outstanding long-term service as a choral accompanist.
Since moving to Edmonton in 2012, Kim maintains a busy schedule as a collaborative pianist and is currently on faculty at the Alberta College Conservatory of Music.
Ante Meridiem is supported by Vocal Alchemy, which began an outreach “daytime choir” in 2012 and continues to support AMCA financially, and by Unitarian Church of Edmonton, where we meet for weekly rehearsals. To support Ante Meridiem financially or otherwise, please contact us.
Ante Meridiem may be contacted at:
Ante Meridiem Choral Association
P.O. Box 1029