Singsation Saturdays

Come and sing with us!

Singsation Saturday choral workshops are for everyone who loves to sing, no matter the level. Participants join with guest conductors, some TMC choristers and alumni, and other enthusiastic singers to explore an exciting range of choral works—everything from beloved classical masterworks to contemporary compositions. Noted local conductors share insight into the music, the composer's artistic vision and the historic context of the work. There is a break with fruit, doughnuts, coffee and tea, and a chance to meet the conductor and visit with other choristers.

TMC’s regular Singsation Saturdays take place at Yorkminster Park Baptist Church in Cameron Hall from 10:30 am to 1 pm. Yorkminster Park is located at 1585 Yonge St, one block north of the St. Clair subway station. Click here for a map.

The fee is $10 per workshop, which includes refreshments. Bring your voice, we provide the music. Register at the door for each Singsation or pre-register for a number of Singsations using the Singsation order form (coming soon).

The next Singsation is April 26st

2013/14 Singsation Saturday Schedule

September 28, 2013
Culture Days Singsation with conductor Matthew Otto

Matthew Otto

Matthew Otto, conductor

To celebrate national Culture Days, the TMC is offering a FREE Singsation Saturday in a NEW downtown location.  This Singsation will take place from 10:30 am to noon at 720 Bathurst St—Centre for Social Innovation Annex—ING Direct Presentation Room. CSI Annex is 1 ½ blocks south of Bloor and Bathurst.

TMC Associate Conductor Matthew Otto will take participants through some vocal warm ups and then we'll sing from some well-loved choral masterworks, including Vivaldi’s Gloria, Wie Lieblich by Brahms, Lux Aurumque by popular American composer Eric Whitacre, and more. Join us at this new location to celebrate Culture Days.

October 19, 2013
Stephanie Martin, conductor

Stephanie Martin

Stephanie Martin, conductor

Join guest conductor and composer Stephanie Martin as she takes us through some of her own works. Stephanie is widely recognized as an accomplished composer of works for both voices and instruments.

Stephanie is an Associate Professor in the Department of Music at York University, artistic director of Pax Christi Chorale, director of Schola Magdalena (a women's ensemble specializing in the performance of chant and medieval polyphony), and past director of music at the historic Church of Saint Mary Magdalene. She has received a number of awards in composition competitions and was named Composer in Residence for the Barrie Music Festival in 2012.

November 16, 2013
Messiah - Alexander Cann, conductor

Alex Cann

Alexander Cann, conductor

Join guest conductor Alexander Cann to sing through choruses from Handel’s perennial favourite – The Messiah. We last did Messiah at Singsation in 2010. Don’t miss this opportunity.

Alexander is an accomplished conductor, accompanist, and music teacher. He has conducted youth choirs, community choirs, church choirs, and university choirs in Ontario and Quebec and is currently Artistic Director of the Bach Elgar Choir of Hamilton.

January 18, 2014
Mitchell Pady, conductor

Mitchell Pady

Mitchell Pady, conductor

Join conductor Mitchell Pady to sing through Maurice Duruflé’s Requiem. The Toronto Mendelssohn Choir will be performing this work at our 2014 Good Friday concert at St. Paul’s Basilica.

Mitchell is artistic director of the Oriana Women’s Choir and the Cellar Singers. He also sings professionally with choral ensembles in the Toronto area including the Elmer Iseler Singers, the Amadeus Choir, the Aradia Ensemble and Choir 21.

March 1, 2014
Ana Alvarez Sandoval, conductor

Ana Alvarez

Ana Alvarez Sandoval, conductor

Join conductor Ana Alvarez Sandoval to sing through choral music with a Latin American twist, including Salmo 150 from Brazil, Libertango from Argentina, Danza Negra from Colombia, and Misa Criolla from the Andean region.

Ana began her conducting studies in Bogota, Colombia and is now a D.M.A. Candidate at the University of Toronto with a research focus on performance practice of Latin American music.

April 26, 2014
David Ambrose, conductor

David Ambrose

David Ambrose, conductor

Join conductor David Ambrose for a lively Pops Singsation.  Take your singing out of the shower and into Singsation.  David will take us through some operetta, music theatre, and choral arrangements of some contemporary pop tunes. David Ambrose is an accomplished musician and conductor. He is artistic director of the Mississauga Festival Choir and other Toronto ensembles.

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