Toronto Mendelssohn Choir announces winner of the 2016 Debbie Fleming Prize for Choral Composition

Montreal composer Elizabeth Ekholm has been awarded the Debbie Fleming Prize for Choral Composition for her composition Prayer of St. Francis. This is the second year of the TMC’s Choral Composition Competition for emerging Canadian composers. For 2016,, the competition called on unpublished Canadian composers to submit a sacred work, not more than five minutes in length, for SATB or double choir, either a cappella or accompanied by organ.
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Sacred Music for a Sacred Space, April 2017

The Toronto Mendelssohn Choir returns to the beautiful setting of St. Paul’s Basilica for its annual Good Friday concert of sacred choral music. This year, the Choir will present an all a cappella program, filling the Basilica with only the sound of 4-part and 8-part vocal harmony. There will be two performances: Wednesday April 12 and Good Friday, April 14, at 7:30 pm.
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TMC presents matinee concert of great choral anthems and audience hymn sing – Mar 4

The Toronto Mendelssohn Choir is joined by the Minster Singers (of Yorkminster Park Baptist Church) and organist William Maddox for this concert and webcast of choral anthems and an audience hymn sing on Saturday, March 4.
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Toronto Mendelssohn Choir announces exciting new concert in 2016/17 season

The TMC is thrilled to welcome the UK’s acclaimed Huddersfield Choral Society (founded in 1836) to Toronto this Spring. On June 4th these two world-class choirs will join forces and present a concert of choral classics through the ages, filling Yorkminster Park with a grand symphonic sound.
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Toronto Mendelssohn Choir announces conductors for 2017 Choral Conductors’ Symposium

Five conductors from across North America have been selected to participate in the TMC’s seventh annual Choral Conductors’ Symposium (Jan 24-28, 2017), led by conductor and artistic director Noel Edison. Conductors will work with Noel and with the Elora Singers and the Toronto Mendelssohn Choir on a variety of choral music for chamber and large-scale ensembles, including works by composers from Bach, Mozart and Mendelssohn to a number of contemporary Canadian works, including Leonard Cohen’s iconic Hallelujah.
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Festival of Carols 2016 – Dec 7 at Yorkminster Park and webcast live

Toronto Mendelssohn Choir rings in the Christmas season with its annual Festival of Carols, Wednesday, December 7 at Yorkminster Park Baptist Church - and webcast live across Canada and beyond. The Choir is joined by the acclaimed Canadian Staff Band and by organist David Briggs.
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TMC announces webcasts for the 2016/17 season

The Toronto Mendelssohn Choir will webcast three of its concerts internationally this season. Webcasts are an important part of the TMC’s outreach initiatives and over the past four seasons have brought great choral music concerts to thousands of people locally, across Canada and internationally.
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TMC offers a powerful interpretation of one of the pinnacles of choral music – Felix Mendelssohn’s Elijah

The Toronto Mendelssohn Choir celebrates Artistic Director Noel Edison’s 20th anniversary season with the Choir with a performance of Felix Mendelssohn’s great oratorio, Elijah at Koerner Hall on November 5th. The 135-voice TMC and Festival Orchestra will be joined by four critically-acclaimed soloists. American bass-baritone David Pittsinger, praised for his roles in opera and as Emile de Becque in South Pacific, will make his debut performance of Elijah.
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TMC presents the Elora Festival Singers in concert

The TMC launches its 2016/17 season by presenting the Grammy-nominated Elora Festival Singers in concert on October 16. In this season, celebrating Noel Edison’s 20th with the Choir, the TMC is proud to give audiences an opportunity to experience Noel’s internationally-acclaimed chamber choir, the Elora Festival Singers (the other half of his artistic life), in Toronto. The EFS will perform a cappella works by the Italian Renaissance master Palestrina and contemporary composers Arvo Pärt, John Tavener and Jocelyn Morlock.
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TMC part of ground-breaking choral audience research by Chorus America

Chorus America has just released the results of its ground-breaking two-year long study into choral music audiences and the impact of choral concerts. The Toronto Mendelssohn Choir was one of the 23 participating choirs in this extensive research project. The Intrinsic Impact Audience Project is the first-ever systematic study of choral music audiences. The results shed light on what moves and motivates the people who attend choral music performances. In partnership with leading research and consulting firm WolfBrown, Chorus America is making the study and the surveying tools used available to the field to help all choruses create meaningful and engaging experiences for their communities. Read the summary or download the full report at Chorus America. Chorus America is an advocacy, research and leadership development organization that advances the choral field. It is based in Washington, DC and has members from across North America.
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