Don Macdonald (born 1966) has a multifaceted musical career that includes professional performing on saxophone, violin, and voice and his conducting resume includes work with orchestra, choir and jazz band. His composition credits include music for theatre, dance, published vocal arrangements and forays into everything from jazz and electronica to commissions for contemporary classical music. He has written soundtracks to over 50 film and television productions and has received numerous awards for his soundtracks including 3 Leo Awards and the Gerardmer Film Festival Award for “Best Score”.

Don has been active as a choral singer since a very young age and as a result many of his works use voice in some way. His commissioned opera, “KHAOS” received a highlighted performance at the 2013 Opera America Conference and his choral works have been performed and recorded by many fine ensembles including Rajaton, the Vancouver Chamber Choir, the Cornell University Glee Club, and Elektra Women’s Choir. He currently has about 20 published works.

Don lives in Nelson, BC Canada and teaches at the Selkirk College Contemporary Music and Technology Program.


Choral Music

Choral Music

Published works for choirs.




This most recent recording features Don and his wife Allison singing original choral works.

Khaos the opera

Concert Music

KHAOS/The Opera

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Winter Sun

“The Augustana Choir”, the chamber choir from the University of Alberta Augustana Campus performed your “Winter Sun” in concert Dec 9 and 10…and the CHRONOS Vocal Ensemble and Edmonton Youth Choir will be performing it Read more…


Women’s Choir Song Cycle Premiere

Les Choristes, the University of Western Ontario’s fabulous womens choir under the direction of Jennifer Moir just premiered a new song cycle I was commissioned to compose titled “Fireflowers”. This 6 song cycle features the Read more…


♫ Breath – New Choral Album

Click to listen at CDBaby Source: ♫ Breath – Don Macdonald. Listen @cdbaby Choral music composed by Don Macdonald. This recording is different than most choral CD’s – two voices sing every part on the Read more…


Newsletter Jan 2016 b

                      Click here to modify subscribe or unsubscribe. DON MACDONALD Newsletter Jan 2016 This is my second choral newsletter showcasing recent works. Christmas Reverie/SATB I Read more…


Newsletter May 2015

This email has been sent to {email} because subscribed and confirmed on DON MACDONALD. Click here to modify you subscription or unsubscribe. DON MACDONALD/Music for Choirs/Spring 2015 This is the first newsletter from my updated Read more…


New CD Release!

Fishing By the Light of the Ancestors This is my second album with (my wife) Allison featuring songs from around the world which I arranged and produced. I also performed on violin, mandolin, percussion, viola, Read more…


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