Canada's Top Choirs

 

Time to show your secondary school choir talent

Submissions close April 14, 2022

About Canada's Top Choirs

Canada's Top Choirs™ is a virtual forum created to showcase the vast choral talent in Canada, and hosted by FeelitLIVE, the World's first all-in-one choir tech platform.

Canada's Top Choirs™ wants to shine a spotlight on secondary school choirs that generate beautiful music in Canada every day and get together to celebrate teamwork, resilience, talent, diversity, hope, and positivity.

Secondary school choirs from across Canada are invited to upload a song performance recorded and performed during the 2021 academic year to enter Canada's Top Choirs competition before Thursday, April 14, 2022.
 
A jury of five leading choral experts will evaluate each entry and select the Top 10 choirs that will take part in Canada's Top Choirs Grand Finale event on May 15, 2022 at 5pm PT / 8pm ET, when the winners will be revealed.

Registration

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The Judges

Canada's Top Choirs Rules

Canada's Top Choirs is an online submission-competition focused on choirs across Canada. The first season of Canada's Top Choirs will focus on secondary school choirs, so the competition will receive submissions from secondary schools across Canada

Evaluation (2)

Submission requirements

  1. Song entry: Submit one song per secondary school choir, recorded between August 1, 2020 - April 14, 2022.
  2. Song length: Less than 5 minutes
  3. Entry format: Upload high-resolution mp4 video file to drive link provided by FeelitLIVE upon confirmation of school's participation.
  4. Music type: Can be any form of music – original or adapted, and of any genre.
  5. Live participation: The choir director will need to make her/himself/themselves available to do a video interaction with the jury on the competition date – Sunday, May 15, 2022. This interaction will be live-streamed on FeelitLIVE.
  6. Other: Provide the sheet music along with any writeup, if applicable, for the song submitted.

Key dates

Thursday, April 14, 2022
Secondary Schools to submit entries

Friday, April 15, 2022
Tickets for Canada's Top Choirs Grand Finale go on sale

Sunday, May 15, 2022  5PM PT/ 8PM ET
Canada's Top Choirs Virtual Grand Finale

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Evaluation

  1. A jury of four leading choral experts will evaluate each entry.
  2. The decision of the jury is final and cannot be contested.
  3. Each performance will be evaluated according to the following:
    1. Technical Evaluation – 10 points
      1. Intonation
      2. Tone
      3. Rhythm
      4. Dynamics
      5. Integration of different voice parts
      6. The overall sound quality of the choir
    2. Music and artistic criteria – 10 points
      1. Interpretation
      2. Style
    3. Overall artistic impression – 10 points
      1. Song selection
      2. Song integrity
      3. Presentation
    4. Audience poll – 10 points
      The audience will be live polling during the performance, and this will be factored into the overall team tally

Prizes

Winner

The secondary school entry with the highest score will be named Canada's Top Choirs 2022 winner and will receive:

  • $2,500 cash prize
  • Canada Top Choirs™ 2021 Award
  • Opportunity to host its own virtual or hybrid event on FeelitLIVE

Category winners

The categories below will be awarded a $500 cash prize each and a medal.

  • Best creative visuals
  • Best choreography
  • Oustanding live performance
  • Best soloist
    Best audio/video engineering

Top 10 Finalist

The top 10 secondary schools entries selected by the judges will be entitled to:

  • Broadcast their entry at the CTC 2022
  • Showcase event on May 15, 2022
    Receive Canada Top Choirs 2022 Finalist plaque
  • Opportunity to set up its own virtual fundraiser event

Grand Prize- CTC Generic