As a first time choral concert-goer, I truly did not know what to expect walking into St. Paul's Basilica that Wednesday evening. I was immediately taken aback by the beauty of the church, however it was soon taking second seat to the beautiful music of the Toronto Mendelssohn Choir.
Some Habits Are Hard to Break When you’ve spent your life in pursuit of excellence in choral music, the habit can be difficult to kick. Indeed, many TMC Alumni don’t want to. Alumni member Janice Schuyler Ketchen, however, has taken her choral habit to a new level, in her new home in Port Dover....
Welcome to the March issue of Voice of Mendelssohn. This month, we features stories on three individuals from our community; alumna, chorister and emerging conductor. The stories are heartwarming as they illustrate the impact that the Toronto Mendelssohn Choir has had on their lives; in one case challenging a young conductor to greater achievement, in another, sharing the gift of choral music with others, and in the third, inspiring a chorister to make a gift to inspire young composers in their creativity.
[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text] Winter 2016 In Pictures During the season, we capture our activities on camera. Take a look through the slideshow below to see what we’ve been up to.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][ultimate_carousel slider_type=”full_width” slide_to_scroll=”single” infinite_loop=”off”][vc_images_carousel images=”2068,2066,2067,2065,2061,2063,2064,2062,2060,2058,2059,2057,2056,2055,2054,2053,2052,2050,2051,2049,2041″ img_size=”500×333″][/ultimate_carousel][/vc_column][/vc_row]
When Debbie Fleming joined the TMC in 1956, she was hoping to improve her sight-singing skills. But over her 40-years in the Choir, she gained much more than that! “It wasn’t long before the incredible music that we sang, from Bach to Stravinsky, seeped into my heart and soul, and made the choir into one of the most joyful experiences of my life,” she says, ” The friends I made, the great musical moments written by the masters and singing with the Toronto Symphony were just a few of the things I loved about the TMC.”
Returning to the Classics and Conducting Under a Microscope: Camaraderie, Choral Music, and Canadian Beer There comes a point in the career of a musician when the classes are over, the degrees are earned and the work becomes the inevitable focus of our professional lives. The decision to continue learning in any capacity rests solely...
At the core of the TMC community, of course, are the 132 choristers engaged in championing choral music in Canada. We talked with a couple of them about what the TMC community means to some of them, how they came to join us, and how they connect with their choir community.
[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text] Fall 2015 In Pictures During the season, we capture our choristers, Alumni, Singsation community, conductors, staff, and supporters on camera at rehearsals, performances, Singsations, and special events. Have we snapped you? Click on the slideshow below to find out! [/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column width=”1/2″][vc_gallery interval=”3″ images=”1935,1936,1937,1938,1940,1939,1933,1934,1903,1904,1905,1907,1906,1910,1911,1915,1917,1916,1913,1914,1918,1912,1921,1919,1920,1928,1927,1926,1925,1924,1922,1923,1909,1908,1929,1930″ img_size=”medium” title=”From September to December”][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]Click on image above for a slide-show...
Returning to rehearsal for the first time after the summer break, choristers missed a familiar face. Longtime TMC volunteer registrar Eleanor Kunycia has retired, and to some it feels a bit like the end of an era.