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Toronto Mendelssohn Choir and Festival Orchestra in rehearsal at Koerner Hall

TMC and Festival Orchestra in rehearsal at Koerner Hall, April 2010

The Toronto Mendelssohn Choir, as one of Canada’s largest choral organizations, believes its role is to provide Canadian audiences the experience of the classical choral masterworks of the world.

For a quick look at what goes into one TMC season check out this fun graphic, and here’s a map that highlights the international reach of TMC activities.

Grand symphonic sound has been the Toronto Mendelssohn Choir’s trademark for over 100 years. Performing both sacred and secular repertoire, TMC choristers are committed to offering audiences authentic interpretation, clarity of expression and a profound emotional experience of some of the most important music ever composed. Concerts are exhilarating and uplifting celebrations of the triumphs, great and small, of the human spirit.

Through its performances and educational programs, the Toronto Mendelssohn Choir aspires to make choral masterworks available, accessible, and inspirational to all listeners in order to create a shared heritage of musical expression and appreciation.

Twenty members of the Elora Festival Singers form the professional core of the Toronto Mendelssohn Choir. Founded by Noel Edison in 1980, the Elora Festival Singers is "one of the world's finest professional chamber choirs", according to British reviewer David Vernier.

The TMC organization also includes the Mendelssohn Singers, a 70-voice ensemble formed from the ranks of the TMC, giving us more flexibility in both performing venue and repertoire.

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