The Aurora Women’s Choir, conducted by Andrew Cranston, was formed in September 2014 as part of the CSCA’s expansion. Aurora is an auditioned ensemble that performs both a cappella and accompanied repertoire of all styles and in all languages. Having grown out of a desire to challenge the singer in a smaller chamber choir setting, Aurora seeks to master a range of choral music with a focus on Canadian repertoire. The choir holds at least two concerts and a fundraiser each season and performs at various special events, shared concerts, workshops, festivals and Church services throughout the year. Prospective members are invited to audition prior to September.
Aurora had the distinct pleasure of representing Newfoundland at the National Unisong Choral Festival and at the 100th Anniversary Beaumont-Hamel Commemoration in Ottawa. They have been proud to perform at both Canada Day and Remembrance Day Ceremonies for the Town of Conception Bay South. In Spring 2018 Aurora was invited to perform in a special Equinox Concert at the Manuels River Centre, sharing the stage with the Young Virtuosi of the Suzuki Talent Education Program. Aurora was also proud to support the opening Gala for Teen Challenge NL, a residential addictions rehabilitation centre for women. In July Aurora participated in the National Choral Conference and Festival, Podium on the Edge in St. John’s.
Rehearsals are held on Sunday evenings at Topsail United Church in Topsail, CBS.