Colin Eatock is a Canadian composer. As well, at various times in his career, he has also been a music critic, author, editor, teacher, and arts administrator. Born in Hamilton, Canada, in 1958, he has called Toronto home for the last 35 years.

Eatock’s choral works, songs, chamber music and orchestral compositions have been performed and broadcast in Canada, the USA, and Europe. A selection of his compositions may be heard on the compact disc “Colin Eatock: Chamber Music,” on the Centrediscs label; and his music has also been released on the Furiant, Echiquier, and Toreador labels. He is an associate member of the Canadian Music Centre, where most of his scores are available.

Eatock has written many articles for international publications. Among them are Toronto’s Globe and Mail and National Post newspapers, Opera Canada, Opus, the New York Times, the Houston Chronicle, American Record Guide, and BBC Music.

His first book, Mendelssohn and Victorian England, was published by Ashgate Press in 2009. His second book, Remembering Glenn Gould: Twenty Interviews With People Who Knew Him, was released by Penumbra Press in 2012

Eatock holds a PhD in musicology from the University of Toronto where he has also lectured. As well, he holds masters degrees in music composition and music criticism.

Darest Thou Now, O SoulVoicing: SATB  Accompaniment: Unaccompanied  Performance Length: 3:20  Notation: Standard  Text Source: Walt Whitman, Leaves of Grass  Language: English  Seasonal/Liturgical Uses: Memorial Services  Descriptive Terms: Contemplative, Solemn, Transcendent  First Performance: Oct 20, 2018: Pittsburgh Camerata, Mark Anderson, Shadyside Presbyterian Church, Pittsburgh PA Text Setting Composer’s Notes Source for Scores (P:E 868/1012~2019-Q4)
Out of My Deeper Heart (2015)Voicing: SATB  Accompaniment: Cello  Performance Length: 6:15  Notation: Standard  Text Source: Kahlil Gibran, from “The Forerunner” (adapt.)  Language: English  Descriptive Terms: Metaphysical, Solemn  First Performance: Jun 24, 2017: Capital Chamber Choir, Jamie Loback, St. Joseph’s Church, Ottawa Text Setting Composer’s Notes Source for Scores (P:E 868/869~2018-Q4)
Three Poems by Amy Lowell (2018)Voicing: SATB  Accompaniment: Unaccompanied  Performance Length: 05:20  Notation: Standard  Text Source: Amy Lowell  Language: English  Seasonal/Liturgical Uses: St. Valentine’s Day  Descriptive Terms: Introspective, Poetic, Love  First Performance: June 11, 2020 : members of the Byrd Ensemble, Markdavin Obenza, virtual video posted on YouTube Text Setting Composer’s Notes Source for Scores (P:E 868/1578~2021-Q3)
Four Elizabethan Songs about Love (2016-2018)Voicing: SATB  Accompaniment: Unaccompanied  Performance Length: 9:20  Notation: Standard  Text Source: Christopher Marlowe, Queen Elizabeth I, John Donne, William Shakespeare  Language: English  Seasonal/Liturgical Uses: Valentine’s Day  Descriptive Terms: Love, Elizabethan, English  First Performance: May 31, 2021 : Giovanni Consort, Kate McNamara, St. Mary’s Anglican Church, Perth, Australia Text Setting Composer’s Notes Source for Scores (P:E 868/1537~2021-Q2)