Welcome to London Pro Musica Choir!
London Pro Musica is an auditioned, mixed-voice choir based in London, Ontario, Canada. We perform an extensive range of classical music–from the medieval to the contemporary–both for accompanied and unaccompanied voices.
We’re absolutely thrilled to introduce our new Artistic Director, Markus Howard:
As a conductor, director and choreographer, Markus Howard has worked extensively in the arts throughout Canada and abroad. He has appeared in 27 countries, working with musicians of varying ages, cultures and experiences. A conductor, educator and private voice teacher, Markus works in many musical genres including opera, musical theatre, pop and jazz voice. His students have included members of the Stratford and Shaw Festivals, Toronto’s Lion King, Billy Elliott, The Producers, and Jersey Boys, and a number of Broadway and National Touring companies, and has worked as lead voice coach for Mirvish Production’s Lion King School.
His talents have been recognized by Yamaha Music Canada, the Swedish Ministry of Culture, the Ontario Arts Council, and the International Association of Jazz Educators. He has been nominated four times as a candidate finalist by the Ontario Arts Council for the Leslie Bell Prize for excellence in conducting.
Mr. Howard pursues an active adjudicating schedule across North America, most recently overseeing Music Theatre and Classical Voice at the Federation of Canadian Music Festivals National Finals, Nova Scotia Provincial Finals for Voice and Choirs, and the Ontario Music Festivals Provincial Finals. This coming season takes him to Newfoundland, British Columbia and Stratford, Ontario.
Currently, Markus is the Artistic Director for two of Ontario’s most outstanding youth choir organizations, the award-winning Guelph Youth Singers and La Jeunesse Choirs, and concludes an eleven-year tenue leading the Oriana Singers of Cobourg. He serves as the founding conductor of the professional chamber choir LA MOVIDA, and appears as guest conductor for advanced choirs around the province. Upcoming engagements include concerts with the Guelph Symphony Orchestra, and as conductor for the Handel opera, Alcina with Halifax Summer Opera. He held the position of Lead Artist Educator with the Canadian Opera Company, and was on the faculty of the Royal Conservatory of Music, Glenn Gould School and the Randolph Academy for the Performing Arts. At the University of Toronto, Markus directed the Hart House Jazz Choir and Massey College Choirs. He is thrilled to lead the London Pro Musica Choir as the Artistic Director starting in the fall of 2019.
Be sure to save these dates for our 2019/2020 season:
Saturday, November 9, 2019
A transformative musical respite.
Look around and take it all in. Take one deep, long and cleansing breath. And now another. Tonight you are not in charge, and you need not worry about things that hold your focus all day. Solstice Meditation is our gift to you; a musical offering for you to become lost in the mystical and spiritual lyricism of some of the new choral greats. Featuring Morten Lauridsen’s stunning Lux Aeterna, we know this program will allow you peace of mind, clarity, quietness, comfort, and all good things that art brings to our lives.
Saturday, March 28, 2020
From the shimmering undulation of Ola Gjeilo’s Sunrise Mass, to the thunderous beats of Robert Ray’s Gospel Mass, to the sweeping and joyous melodies of Paul Halley’s Missa Gaia: celebrate our connection to the earth and all that live here. The thrilling rhythms of the music synch together the heart beat of the singers and our audience with our living planet. Turn off your lights and join us under one roof as we celebrate Earth Hour through this breath-taking music.
Sunday, May 24, 2020
HEART OF THE ARTIST
Canadian artists are treasured the world over. London Pro Musica Choir welcomes special guests from many artistic disciplines in this multi-media sharing. Celebrate the singer, the player, the dancer, the painter, the poet, the thinker, the weaver, the sculptor, the healer, and the actor in this festive afternoon honouring the best of Canadian arts and culture, and the people who keep it alive.
If you are interested in auditioning, please visit our “Contact” page and send us an email.