Under Diane Loomer's direction, Chor Leoni has a polish, a sound, a spontaneity and a style that I feel is unequalled by any male voice choir that I have ever heard - and that includes the best on offer at the Eistedfodd in Wales. Thank you for such an inspiring performance and such great music-making.
Maestro Bramwell Tovey,
Vancouver Symphony Orchestra
Welcome to the Lions' Den! This section of our website is packed with information. Here is a list of what you will find in each section:
Our latest official choir biography, it offers a written snapshot of the choir and its accomplishments as well as a spiffy photo of the group. Downloadable versions are available in our Media Room.
Erick Lichte was appointed Chor Leoni's Artistic Director in January 2013. In the last ten years, he has carved out a distinct niche in the vocal music world and concert life in North America. The Washington Post has hailed the “audacity” of his programming, the Chicago Tribune has noted the “meticulous preparation” of his choirs and Fanfare Magazine (writing of his work with Cantus Vocal Ensemble), declared that he created and helmed “the premier men's vocal ensemble in the United States.” We are delighted to welcome him as our Artistic Director!
Diane Loomer, C.M., has many credits to her name. She was a member of the Order of Canada and a YWCA Vancouver Woman of Distinction in Arts and Culture. In 1992 she formed Chor Leoni and the rest is history! You can read her official biography here, and her official memorial page on iLasting.com is here.
Do you wonder who is singing in the choir? You’ll find a roster of our current members here. You will also find a photo of the choir along with a face map, so you can finally put a name to that bass in the back row!
These esteemed individuals are leaders in their chosen fields, be it performance, conducting, or philanthropy. It is with great pride that we introduce them as our Honorary Patrons.
Meet the hard-working members of Chor Leoni's Board of Directors here, and read a short description of a Board Members' duties.
PROgram for Mentoring Young Singers is Chor Leoni’s educational outreach plan that invites young, talented male singers of high school age to join with the choir in rehearsals and to sing part of a concert. All the details are here.
Over the years Chor Leoni has received notes and letters from many of the composers whose works we have performed. Read them here.
Lions in repose, at play, in rehearsal, in tails - you’ll find pictures of them all here! "We’re ready for our close-up, Mr. DeMille.” (Note: This link takes you to our photo gallery on Flickr.com -- don't forget to use your back button to come back!)
Other sites may name this section “links” but we wanted to keep things within the feline realm. Here you’ll find "lynx" to other websites that we like or think may be of interest to you.
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