About

We strive for excellence in performance and are committed to generating a supportive and enthusiastic audience base through relevant, thematic programming of high quality choral repertoire.

Founded in September 2006 by Dr. Harris Loewen, the Avanti Chamber Singers is a community based chamber choir currently under the direction of Artistic Director, Dr. Rachel Rensink-Hoff, Assistant Professor of Music at Brock University. Avanti’s united focus is to present intimate choral performances of exemplary quality in genres ranging from Renaissance to the present, giving emphasis to Canadian works and living composers. It is the intent of the Avanti Chamber Singers to provide opportunities for local amateur singers while educating our audience with inspired, passionate performances. The choir has performed in several Niagara communities and collaborated with a variety of guest artists including members of the Niagara Symphony Orchestra, Chorus Niagara, Harmonia Chamber Singers, Youngstown Presbyterian Choir and Brock University choirs. In November 2015, Avanti also joined Kenny Rogers for the first four shows of his Farewell Christmas Tour.

Named Promising New Adult Ensemble in the 2019 Choral Canada – Canada Choral National Competition for Canadian Amateur Choirs, Avanti serves as Ensemble-in-Residence for Brock University, regularly presenting its concerts as part of the university’s Viva Voce Choral series.