2021-22 Season

 

Join us for an exciting 2021/22 season

Under our new Artistic Director Jean-Sébastien Vallée 

 

A season to connect

The TMC is presenting an exciting season of choral experiences that will connect singers, audiences and great choral music.  You can attend our concerts in person (vaccinated, masked and physically distanced) or online.

Tickets for our November and December concerts – both in-person and online concert stream tickets – will go on sale October 1.

Tickets for our February, April and May concerts will be available in January 2022.

November 2, 2021 at 7:30 pm

Yorkminster Park Baptist Church
In person and livestreamed

Coming to Carry Me Home

Jean-Sebastien Vallee, conductor
Jonelle Sills, soprano
Brett Polegato, baritone
Toronto Mendelssohn Choir
Toronto Symphony Orchestra

TMC launches a season of hope with a concert that speaks to our search to find our place, a sense of home and belonging.

The Chariot Jubilee by Nathaniel Dett

Ein deutsches Requiem by Johannes Brahms

CONCERT INFO

December 1, 2021 at 7:30 pm

Yorkminster Park Baptist Church
In person and livestreamed

Festival of Carols

Jean-Sebastien Vallee, conductor
Simon Rivard, associate conductor
Toronto Mendelssohn Choir
Toronto Symphony Youth Orchestra

TMC’s annual welcome to the Christmas season. This year the Choir will be joined by the Toronto Symphony Youth Orchestra.

Lauda per la Nativitá del Signore by Ottorino Respighi

Music and carol selections by Andrew Balfour, Sally Beamish, Rosephanye Powell, Hyo-Won Woo and others.

CONCERT INFO

February 5, 2022 at 3:00 pm

Yorkminster Park Baptist Church
In person and livestreamed

Free Concert to conclude the Symposium

Jean-Sebastien Vallee, conductor
Emerging conductors participating in the Conductors’ Symposium
Toronto Mendelssohn Choir

The TMC re-launches its Conductors’ Symposium for 2022, welcoming emerging conductors to work with Artistic Director Jean-Sébastien Vallée. This program, part of the Choir’s Education and Outreach efforts, is built on the TMC’s belief in the importance of fostering the next generation of choral leaders. The symposium will conclude with a free community concert where people can enjoy the TMC performing a diverse range of great choral music, conducted by emerging conductors. Some in-person tickets will be available as well as online streaming.


 

April 13 & 15, 2022 at 7:30 pm

Yorkminster Park Baptist Church
In person and livestreamed

Sacred Music for a Sacred Space

Simon Rivard, conductor
Brainerd Blyden-Taylor, conductor
Nathaniel Dett Chorale
Toronto Mendelssohn Choir

TMC and the Nathaniel Dett Chorale share two works that draw on different influences and traditions while sharing a common thread: humanity’s belief that amidst the most adverse circumstances imaginable, a higher, transcending world is enveloping us, and that a strong voice is necessary to evoke it.

All-Night Vigil by Sergei Rachmaninoff

Selected works by Nathaniel Dett 

CONCERT INFO

May 28, 2022 at 3:00 pm

Yorkminster Park Baptist Church
In person and livestreamed

Endangered

Jean-Sébastien Vallée, conductor
Simon Rivard, associate conductor
Toronto Mendelssohn Choir
Chamber Orchestra
Soloists

Creation by Barbara Assiginaak – a TMC commission

In the Beginning by Aaron Copland

Mass for the Endangered by Sarah Kirkland Snider – Canadian premiere

Mass for the Endangered is a hymn for the voiceless and the discounted, a requiem for the not-yet-gone. Using original text by writer, visual artist, and musician, Nathaniel Bellows, in combination with the traditional Latin, Mass for the Endangered embodies a prayer for endangered animals and the environments in which they live.

CONCERT INFO

Please note: All concert programs are subject to change, including repertoire, performers and dates.