Nova Scotia-born conductor Caron Daley has been appointed as the Associate Conductor of the Toronto Mendelssohn Choir, effective September 2013. The TMC created the position of Associate Conductor in 2011 to provide talented choral conductors who are early in their career with coaching, training and mentoring, while also adding to the TMC’s artistic team. The Associate Conductor works with the Choir under the guidance of Artistic Director Noel Edison, directing TMC ensembles in rehearsals and select performances. Caron Daley will be the second conductor to hold this two-year position.
The Toronto Mendelssohn Choir, under Artistic Director Noel Edison, has created an exciting 2013/14 season. The season, the TMC’s 120 th season, includes a celebration of Benjamin Britten’s centenary with a performance of two rarely-performed cantatas, a guest appearance by tenor superstar Ben Heppner at Festival of Carols, and Bach’s Mass in B minor at Koerner Hall. The TMC will also perform four concerts with the Toronto Symphony Orchestra.
Program Notes by Rick Phillips for Toronto Mendelssohn Choir’s Festival of Carols concert