ChandraTala is Kokopelli Choirs' newest ensemble. An upper voices choir for experienced soprano and alto singers of any gender identity, the group will be under the direction of Laura Hawley. The choir's name is Sanskrit and translates as "rhythm of the moon". ChandraTala has a number of exciting projects planned for their inaugural season, including works centering the voices of Canadian composers, and programming exploring the calls to action from the Truth and Reconciliation Commission.
Laura Hawley is a Canadian musician known for her compelling approach to musical leadership and artistic programming, multi-faceted community engagement, and distinctive compositional style. She is the founding conductor of a women's choir, Hypatia's Voice, in Ottawa.
Laura strives to draw on the shared values of love and connectedness in the world, in her inspiration of others to bring high quality arts to the community, both locally and more globally.
ChandraTala rehearses Wednesdays from 7:30-9:30 PM at Calvary Evangelical Lutheran Church (10815 76 Ave.)
Please note that bursaries are available, and we make every effort to ensure that financial considerations never preclude a qualified singer from being part of the choir! We also provide many fundraising opportunities to help offset touring and other expenses.