Audition for the TMC

The Toronto Mendelssohn Choir invites experienced singers with a passion for great choral music to join Canada’s premier symphonic choir.

Fall auditions will be held on Tuesday, September 4.

Good sight-reading and rhythm skills are necessary, and prior choir experience is highly recommended. Choristers must also have the willingness and ability to commit to a challenging schedule of rehearsals and performances (approx. 200 hours in total from September to June). Check out the 2018/19 season page for performance dates and repertoire or the preliminary rehearsal schedule for more info on rehearsals.

Regular rehearsals are held on Monday nights from 7:00-9:30 pm at Yorkminster Park Baptist Church (Yonge & St. Clair). Additional rehearsals are held preceding each performance.

New TMC choristers pay a fee comprised of an annual membership fee of $200 and a one-time music deposit of $50, and must purchase their own choir uniform. TMC choristers are also encouraged to support the growth of the organization by promoting concerts, and making contributions as they are able to TMC fundraising initiatives.

If you are between 17 and 22 years old, you can audition to be a TMC Apprentice.

Annual auditions are regularly held in the spring and early September.

To apply:

  • Complete and submit the online application form.  Someone from the TMC office will contact you.
  • Prepare a piece of your own choosing to sing at your audition. This can be any classical selection – a solo aria from an oratorio or mass, or an art song. Bring two copies with you to the audition; an accompanist will be provided.
  • During the audition you will be given scales to sing to determine your placement within the choir, and ear-training and rhythm tests.

For more information, contact (416) 598-0422 ext 223 or email

The TMC is committed to diversity within its community and welcomes applications from minority group members and persons with disabilities. The Choir rehearses and performs in wheelchair accessible venues.

Toronto Mendelssohn Choir performs Antonio Lotti’s Crucifixus for 8 voices at Yorkminster Park Baptist Church. Conducted by TMC Associate Conductor Jennifer Min-Young Lee