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Who We Are

ECHO is a choir of women from all walks of life, all ages and professions based in Toronto, Canada.
The choir is committed to
  • inclusive membership,
  • a rich repertoire,
  • musical excellence
  • and passionate expression.
We celebrate diversity in our members and our music. We are a community-based, non-affiliated organization. Echo welcomes any woman who loves to sing and can make the weekly rehearsal commitment.
Our directors are Becca Whitla and Alan Gasser.

Echo is a registered charitable organization (Our charitable registration number is # 86957 4905 RR0001.) You can make a donation at  Canada Helps.

What We Do

By singing together, we aim to build a strong, varied and vibrant culture and community.
The choir cultivates the beautiful, rich and powerful sound of adult women's voices.
ECHO strives to expose our audience to the richest possible repertoire performed with passion and musicianship.
  • original, Canadian classical compositions
  • traditional folk songs from
    • the Balkans,
    • the Republic of Georgia,
    • Ukraine,
    • South Africa,
    • Latin America,
    • North America,
    • Hungary
ECHO is dedicated to remaining an accessible community to all people in Toronto by allowing a sliding scale for membership fees and for concert tickets. Along with our semi-annual concerts, we often sing at grass-roots events around the city.

History

Echo began in 1991 when Sarah John and Becca Whitla formed this community-based women's choir. After Sarah's departure in 1993, Alan Gasser joined as co-director. From the original 16 voices, Echo has grown to a strength of 80 members.