Audition for the TMC

TMC choristers. Photos by Brian Summers

TMC choristers. Photos by Brian Summers

The Toronto Mendelssohn Choir invites experienced singers with a passion for great choral music to join Canada’s premier symphonic choir.

If you are between 17 and 22 years old, you can audition to be a TMC Apprentice.

Annual auditions are held in the spring and early September.  Spring 2017 auditions will be held on June 19 & 20.

Good sight-reading and rhythm skills are necessary, as well as the willingness and ability to commit to a challenging schedule of rehearsals and performances (approx. 170 hours in total from September to June).  For a sense of the time commitment, check out the TMC’s 2016/17 concert schedule.  If you would like more information on the schedule of rehearsals prior to applying, please e-mail the Choir Administrator.

Regular rehearsals are held on Monday nights from 7:00-9:30 pm at Yorkminster Park Baptist Church (Yonge & St. Clair). Additional rehearsals are held preceding each performance.

TMC choristers pay a fee comprised of an annual membership fee and a one-time music deposit, and must purchase their own choir uniform. All choristers must also sign a commitment form whereby they agree to abide by the guidelines of the Toronto Mendelssohn Choir.

To apply:

  • Complete and submit the online application form. We will contact you with an audition time once audition dates and venues are confirmed.
  • Prepare a piece of your own choosing to sing at your audition. This can be any classical selection – a solo aria from an oratorio or mass, or an art song. Bring two copies with you to the audition; an accompanist will be provided.
  • During the audition you will be given scales to sing to determine your placement within the choir, and a rhythm test.


For more information, contact Mr. Kimber Jonah, Administrator, at (416) 598-0422 ext 221 or email