Welcome to Unisong!

"Singing together in your National Capital, on Canada Day, and together with other Canadians from coast to coast? I wish every Canadian singer could have such a wonderful experience. It's one that every chorister will cherish for a lifetime. As the Artistic Director of Unisong, during this wonderful event you will have three days of rehearsals with one of the top Canadian Choral Conductors, singing Canadian repertoire from every corner of our great nation.

Participating in Unisong is an absolutely “must do” in the artistic resume of every choral singer in Canada.  Choirs in the past have had the opportunity to sing on stage, on Canada Day, at the National Arts Centre with the National Arts Centre Orchestra, on Parliament Hill, and at many other historical sites. This unique opportunity will bring you closer to fellow Canadians on our national birthday!

Come join us for Unisong to share in the biggest of all Canadian choral events of the year!

Looking forward to celebrating Canada Day with you!"

Robert Filion
Artistic Director

Robert Filion

Artistic Director

Robert Filion’s choirs are celebrated across Canada, earning top awards at the local, provincial and national level. His vocal ensembles at the École sécondaire De La Salle have won six national championships and can be regular heard on the CBC and Radio-Canada. The voice programme he heads at De La Salle has three times been designated Best Music Programme in the National Capital Region by the Kiwanis Music Festival and the CBC—in 2008, 2012 and 2017.


A talented musician and artistic director, in 2011 Robert Filion was appointed Artistic Director of Unisong, the annual Canada Day festival of Canadian choirs at the National Arts Centre. He works with the National Arts Centre Orchestra on concerts involving youth choirs. He focuses on new works and music from around the world, and has collaborated on productions of original Canadian works by, among others, Ruth Watson-Henderson, Laura Hawley, Kelly-Marie Murphy, Stephen Hatfield, Donald Patriquin, Frédéric Lacroix and Clifford Crawley.


Mr. Filion directed the Chœur classique de l’Outaouais from 1997 to 2011; in 2010 it earned the prestigious Liette Turner award. Under his direction from 2002–2007, the Ottawa Children’s Choir won the international Angel Network prize for the Radio-Canada/CBC broadcast “Evergreen Wishes.” In 2013 Mr. Filion received the Prime Minister’s Award for Teaching Excellence.

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