Eleanor Daley


Eleanor is the long-time Director of Music at Fairlawn Avenue United Church in Toronto and conducts three choirs there. Eleanor has worked with numerous choirs, including the Toronto Children’s Chorus, the Canadian Children’s Opera Chorus, The Toronto Mendelssohn Choir, the Elmer Iseler Singers and the Amadeus Choir. She received her Bachelor of Music Degree in organ performance from Queen’s University in Kingston, Ontario, and holds diplomas in both organ and piano from the Royal Conservatory of Music in Toronto and Trinity College in England. A prolific composer, Eleanor has a remarkable gift for melody and sensitive interweaving of text and music. She has over 150 choral compositions in publication, and is commissioned extensively throughout North America and Europe. Her music has been performed and recorded throughout North America, Great Britain, Europe, South Africa and Asia. Eleanor’s compositions have twice received the National Choral Award for Outstanding Choral Composition of the Year by the Association of Canadian Choral Conductors at their national conference. The choirs of Fairlawn Avenue United Church have recorded two CDs featuring the choral music of Eleanor Daley: Canticle to the Spirit (2000) and What Sweeter Music (2003).