TMC presents free community concert, January 30, 2016

The Toronto Mendelssohn Choir concludes the sixth annual Choral Conductors’ Symposium with a free concert on Saturday, January 30, 2016 at 3 pm at Yorkminster Park Baptist Church (doors open at 2:15 pm, seating is first-come, first-seated). This year, the TMC will be accepting donations from patrons to support the Symposium and concert, part of the TMC’s outreach programming. Suggested donation is $10. The concert will also be webcast on Livestream at livestream.com/TMChoir/Symposium2016.
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TMC announces conductors for 2016 Choral Conductors Symposium

Five conductors from across North America have been selected to participate in the TMC’s sixth annual Choral Conductors’ Symposium (Jan 26-30, 2016), led by conductor and artistic director Noel Edison. Conductors will work with Noel and with the Elora Festival Singers and the Toronto Mendelssohn Choir on a variety of choral music for chamber and large-scale ensembles, including works by composers from Palestrina, Mendelssohn and Elgar to Britten, Pärt and Corlis.
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TMC announces winner of first annual Debbie Fleming Prize for Choral Composition

The Toronto Mendelssohn Choir launched a new Choral Composition Competition for emerging Canadian composers in August 2015. This competition called on unpublished Canadian composers to submit a work, not more than five minutes in length, for SATB or double choir, either a cappella or accompanied by piano or organ. The Choir received 28 submissions from composers across the country. In December a jury of four leading choral musicians met to discuss the compositions and awarded the Debbie Fleming Prize for Choral Composition to Stuart Beatch of Regina, Saskatchewan for his work Psalm 100. Beatch receives the cash prize of $1000 and his work will be premiered at the TMC’s Choral Conductors’ Symposium free concert at Yorkminster Park Baptist Church on Saturday, January 30, 2016 (www.tmchoir.org/FreeConcert).
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