Our History

Fostering an appreciation for the choral art in members and audiences alike, the Durham Girls' Choir's love of singing is evinced by their high level of achievement.

Founded in 1972, the choir's 40+ year history is studded with honors earned at home and abroad. The choir has gained a reputation for high standards through participation in local, national and international music festivals. The Durham Girls Choir has performed throughout Canada and Europe including the United Kingdom, Denmark, Germany, Holland, France, Belgium, Austria and Italy. Challenged by a culturally diverse repertoire of treble choral music, the choir members develop their musical identity and personal identity in equal measure as they establish their place in their community and explore their relationship in the world.

The choir comprises two separate groups, the Junior Choir and the Senior Choir, ranging in age from 7 – 18. Under the artistic direction of Michelle Azaredo with accompanist Sara Cain, the Durham Girls' Choir rehearses weekly and performs regularly throughout the Durham Region and Ontario.