The Bach Elgar Choir is Hamilton’s renowned concert choir and a leader in Canadian choral music. The ensemble performed its first concert in 1905 and has several firsts to its credit, including the North American premiere of Verdi’s Requiem. The BEC presents magnificent classical works for choir and orchestra, its cherished annual presentation of Handel’s Messiah and programs of varied vocal repertoire from opera to folksong. Featuring the very best Canadian talent in its roster of soloists and working together with top orchestras, including the Hamilton Philharmonic Orchestra, the BEC has a reputation for excellence. Interested singers from all sections are invited to join us under the leadership of our artistic director Alexander Cann. For an audition, please call 905-527-5995 or email

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