PODIUM 2022 is the national biennial bilingual choral conference and festival co-presented by Choral Canada and Choirs Ontario. This multi-day celebration brings together participants from across the country and beyond who are passionate about group singing. PODIUM 2022 is our opportunity to gather with friends new and old in Toronto, one of the world’s most multicultural and exciting cities.
Together, we will explore the theme of “Reimagine, Rebuild, Reconnect”. With the challenges and opportunities presented by the pandemic and the strengthening of collective calls for equity and justice, we have the powerful opportunity to reimagine the possibilities of our choral community. We can build together, with an inspired and intentional purpose, and we can nourish and expand connections throughout our broader singing community. By sharing performances and ideas, and creating space for curiosity, listening, reflection, and dialogue, PODIUM 2022 aims to inspire all who thrill at the sound of voices joined together in song
PODIUM 2022 will be held in Toronto, May 19-23. The event will be held for the first time in a hybrid format, expanding options for participation by supporting both in-person and virtual attendees. The five-day schedule will combine performers and presenters from PODIUM 2020 and new voices for PODIUM 2022, yet another way that this will be a PODIUM like no other as the choral community reimagines, rebuilds and reconnects.
WHAT'S NEW FOR 2022?
For the first time, PODIUM 2022 will welcome both in-person attendees and online delegates experiencing the conference virtually.
Our web and mobile app will be the hub for all PODIUM conference information. Early Bird registrants get first access!
2020 in 2022
Many of the choirs and presenters selected for PODIUM 2020, cancelled due to COVID-19, will have the opportunity to perform and present in 2022.
The PODIUM committee is carefully considering the health and safety of all participants as planning continues and will follow public health guidelines.
HOSTED IN TORONTO
Every PODIUM is different and hosting in a multicultural city like Toronto offers some unique opportunities!
PODIUM 2022 respectfully acknowledges that the Conference and Festival takes place on the traditional territory of many nations including the Mississaugas of the Credit, the Anishnabeg, the Chippewa, the Haudenosaunee, and the Wendat Peoples. PODIUM 2022 reconnaît respectueusement que notre congrès et festival se déroule sur le territoire traditionnel de nombreuses nations, notamment les Mississaugas de Credit, les Anishnabeg, les Chippewa, les Haudenosaunee et les Wendat.