Singing through Centuries – a 125th anniversary gala concert

Join the TMC and the Toronto Symphony Orchestra for a very special anniversary concert in the acoustic and architectural splendour of Koerner Hall.

The concert will musically span the TMC’s 125-year history, moving from the founding year of 1894 into the future with an anniversary composition by acclaimed Cree composer Andrew Balfour.

The concert will open with two glorious acappella works by Mendelssohn (of whom we are the namesake), followed by a stellar choral-orchestral work from each century during which the Choir has sung.

Felix Mendelssohn: Denn er hat seinen Engeln befohlen über dir (1844)

Felix Mendelssohn: Psalm 43: Richte mich, Gott (1844)

Igor Stravinsky: Symphony of Psalms (1930)

Andrew Balfour: Mamachimowin [the act of singing praises] (2019, a TMC commission)

Gabriel Fauré: Requiem (re-orchestration by the composer first performed in 1894)

Discover more about TMC’s 125-year history – from our founder who went on to become principal of the Toronto Conservatory and first Dean of Music at UofT, to the works we’ve premiered in Canada, and the Canadian composers we’ve commissioned, and much more – on our TMC History Tidbits page.


David Fallis, conductor

Toronto Symphony Orchestra

Toronto Mendelssohn Choir

Teresa Mahon, soprano

Samuel Chan, baritone

Matthew Larkin, organ

Read program notes


Read more about composer Andrew Balfour’s Mamachimowin.

Sunday, October 20, 2019
3:30 pm matinee

Koerner Hall, TELUS Centre for Performance and Learning
273 Bloor Street West

$78 | $67 | $55 | $35
VOX (30 & under): $20

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