2016 - 2017 SEASON

Our mission - To be a cornerstone of the Niagara arts community through creative and passionate programs that entertain and enthrall.

Amanda Nelli CNCC Artistic DirectorAmanda Nelli
Artistic Director,
Chorus Niagara Children’s Choir

Ms. Nelli is an experienced music educator and choral conductor.  She is in her fifth season as the Artistic Director for the Chorus Niagara Children’s Choir, a dynamic three-choir organization focused on inspiring a love of music through choral singing.  As the Music Specialist at Fern Hill Private School in Oakville, Ms. Nelli directs a variety of youth choirs and has directed a number of musicals. She is also responsible for the design and implementation of the Music Program for Elementary-aged students.

Ms. Nelli holds a Bachelor of music from the University of Ottawa, a Bachelor of education from Queen’s University, and a Master of Arts in Music Education from the University of Toronto.  She has an extensive background in opera and oratorio performance.  Ms. Nelli studied choral conducting at the Westminster Conducting Institute in Princeton, and vocal and opera performance at the University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music’s Opera Theatre and Music Festival of Lucca, Tuscany.  Her choirs have won awards at both the provincial and national level; performed at Carnegie Hall in 2015, and will be performing at the John F. Kennedy Centre for the Performing Arts in April 2017.