Toronto Mendelssohn Choir expands outreach program to include three concert webcasts in 2014/15 season

As part of its mission, the Toronto Mendelssohn Choir aspires to make choral masterworks available, accessible, and inspirational to all listeners. In the 2014/15 season the Choir is webcasting three concerts. Webcasts allow people with internet access anywhere in the world to enjoy concerts by one of Canada’s great choirs, whether they are local residents who can’t get out to a concert venue, or are choral music lovers from across Canada and beyond. The three concerts webcasts are: Mozart and Haydn concert in October (still available to view online); Festival of Carols on December 10th; and the Choral Conductors' Symposium concert on January 31st.
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The TMC celebrates 120 years

Michael Johnson, Concertonet.com: The Toronto Mendelssohn Choir proudly turns 120 this year, making it the oldest continuing musical organization in Toronto if not the country. Its Artistic Director since 1997, the 7th in its history, is Noel Edison.
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Toronto Mendelssohn Choirs kicks off 120th season with Haydn, Mozart

Christina Strynatka, The Examiner: 4 stars. Well, that was quite some start to the Toronto Mendelssohn Choir's 120th season! After a much too long wait, the 129-strong choir started its 2014/2015 season on October 15 at the wonderfully acoustic Koerner Hall, an intimate stage space where there's not one bad seat and everything sounds just as lovely no matter where you are. It was a bit of a simple program, with Haydn's "Lord Nelson Mass" and Mozart's "Requiem" on the playlist, with four soloists: Toronto Mendelssohn Choir soprano Lesley Bouza, and guests mezzo-soprano Anita Krause, tenor Charles Davidson and bass-baritone Sean Watson.
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Young singers flock to 120-year-old choir

Trish Crawford, The Toronto Star: The Toronto Mendelssohn Choir formed 120 years ago to celebrate the opening of Massey Hall is not the choir Toronto has today. "They would have sung folk songs, simple songs," says artistic director Noel Edison. "Those were the formative days."
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Toronto Mendelssohn Choir set to embark on new 2014/2015 season

Christina Strynatka, The Examiner: The Toronto Mendelssohn Choir, celebrating 120 years, will be unveiling the start of their new 2014/2015 season on October 15 at Koerner Hall by performing Haydn's "Lord Nelson Mass" and Mozart's "Requiem". They'll also be livestreaming the concert for anyone who can't make it out.
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TMChoir launches season October 15th with Mozart and Haydn concert and webcast in honour of the Choir’s 120th anniversary.

The Toronto Mendelssohn Choir launches its 2014/15 season on October 15th with a concert at Koerner Hall and a celebration of the Choir’s 120th anniversary. The Choir, orchestra and soloists will be performing Mozart’s Requiem and Haydn’s Lord Nelson Mass, two symphonic masterworks that highlight the type of grand classical repertoire that the TMC has performed to great acclaim for 120 years. The concert is on Wednesday, October 15 at 7:30 pm in Koerner Hall. The TMC will also be webcasting this concert. This will be the first of three TMC concert webcasts this season. Webcasts are part of TMC outreach efforts and enable the Choir to extend its reach and provide greater access to choral music across Ontario, Canada and internationally.
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Noel Edison in conversation with The Wholenote’s David Perlman

David Perlman, The Wholenote: conversation with TMC Artistic Director Noel Edison. Enjoy the video of their conversation.
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Concert Review: Happy Ending for TSO Ninth

Arthur Kaptainis, National Post: This was an energetic finale, vital in rhythm and full of spirit. The 130-plus singers of the Toronto Mendelssohn Choir were scattered democratically in the choir loft rather than partitioned into sections. They made a joyous, united sound. Nor was there any price in clarity in the double fugue. Maybe this unusual configuration has a future.
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Mozart and Haydn Program Notes

After almost thirty years as Kapellmeister to the court of Esterháza, Joseph Haydn was let go in 1790 becoming a very successful freelance composer. The Esterházys awarded him a pension, allowing for a comfortable retirement, and stipulated that Haydn’s one remaining task be to compose and direct a new mass once a year to honour the name-day of Princess Marie Esterházy. The last six masses by Haydn were all for this purpose, the most famous being the so-called “Lord Nelson” Mass.
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Tickets now on sale for Toronto Mendelssohn Choir 2014-15 Season concerts

Tickets are now on sale for the Toronto Mendelssohn Choir’s 2014/15 season concerts. The TMC’s five-concert season, under artistic director Noel Edison, will take audiences on a journey of contrasts, from classical splendour to minimalist simplicity. During the 2014/15 season, the TMC will also perform four different programs with the Toronto Symphony Orchestra and make other guest appearances.
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