The Avanti Chamber Singers, founded in 2006, is currently in its eleventh season under its new Artistic Director, Dr. Rachel Rensink-Hoff. The choir performs a wide variety of fine smaller-scale choral literature from the Renaissance to the present day, including classical works and arrangements of folksongs, spirituals and jazz standards. ACS has also performed a number of works by Niagara composers John Butler, Erik Gero, Michael Kositsky, Peter Landey and others. Avanti Chamber Singers has performed in various Niagara communities, most frequently as part of Brock University’s Viva Voce choral series. Singers come from various parts of the Niagara peninsula and all have musical training, some with an extensive background in choral/vocal music. All members of the community are invited to audition.