TMC announces winner of first annual Debbie Fleming Prize for Choral Composition

The Toronto Mendelssohn Choir launched a new Choral Composition Competition for emerging Canadian composers in August 2015. This competition called on unpublished Canadian composers to submit a work, not more than five minutes in length, for SATB or double choir, either a cappella or accompanied by piano or organ. The Choir received 28 submissions from composers across the country. In December a jury of four leading choral musicians met to discuss the compositions and awarded the Debbie Fleming Prize for Choral Composition to Stuart Beatch of Regina, Saskatchewan for his work Psalm 100. Beatch receives the cash prize of $1000 and his work will be premiered at the TMC’s Choral Conductors’ Symposium free concert at Yorkminster Park Baptist Church on Saturday, January 30, 2016 (www.tmchoir.org/FreeConcert).
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Festival of Carols Dec 9

Noel Edison has put together a program that spans four centuries and patrons will experience this music coming from different parts of the Church, including the balconies. Repertoire stretches from the late Renaissance O Magnum Mysterium by Thomas Luis de Victoria, and Canada’s oldest Christmas carol, The Huron Carol, to the African American spiritual Keep your lamps, and Roger Miller’s Old Toy Trains.
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German Romantics Nov 25

TMC artistic director Noel Edison has put together an enchanting program of choral lieder and solo piano from the Romantic period. The concert, German Romantics, takes place in the beautiful space and acoustics of Koerner Hall on Wednesday, November 25 at 7:30 pm. The Toronto Mendelssohn Choir will be joined by Canadian pianist André Laplante, regarded as one of the great romantic virtuosos.
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Toronto Mendelssohn Choir to webcast four concerts in 2015/16 season

The TMC is thrilled to announce that, thanks to the generous support of some long-time TMC donors, the Choir will webcast four concerts in the 2015/16 season (an increase from three during 2014/15): German Romantics with pianist André Laplante, November 25, 2015 from Koerner Hall; Festival of Carols with the Canadian Staff Band, December 9, 2015 from Yorkminster Park Baptist Church; TMC Choral Conductors’ Symposium concert featuring five conductors, January 30, 2016 from Yorkminster Park Baptist Church; and Haydn’s Creation with orchestra and soloists, April 27, 2016 from Koerner Hall.
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Toronto Mendelssohn Choir launches new Choral Composition Competition for emerging composers

The TMC is calling for choral composition submissions to its new Choral Composition Competition, an annual competition launched in August 2015. This competition focuses on works by emerging unpublished Canadian composers. Composers will be asked to submit an unpublished work for SATB or double choir, either a cappella or accompanied by piano or organ that is not more than 5 minutes in length. The deadline for submissions is November 13, 2015.
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Jennifer Min-Young Lee named as Associate Conductor

Following a competitive application process, the Toronto Mendelssohn Choir named Jennifer Min-Young Lee as the incoming associate conductor for Fall 2015. Jennifer will hold this two-year position for the 2015/16 and 2016/17 seasons. During her tenure she will work closely with Artistic Director Noel Edison and will conduct the Choir in rehearsal and in concert.
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TMC announces 2015/16 season

The TMC’s 2015/16 season will build on the success of the 2014/15 season and create great musical experiences for audiences– from the drama of the story of creation captured in music by Haydn, to the romance of choral lieder by Brahms and Schubert, and the contemplative space created in the works of contemporary composers.
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TMC concludes 2014/15 concert season on a high note

The Toronto Mendelssohn Choir’s 2014/15 concert season concluded with three sold-out performances and positive feedback from concert patrons. The TMC had its best concert results in ten years, with three out of five performances sold out (two Passio performances and Sacred Music for a Sacred Space), and an average 92% of house for the season.
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TMChoir announces two Pop-Up concerts

The Toronto Mendelssohn Choir invites Torontonians to take a musical break during their work-day. Members of the Choir, led by Grammy-nominated conductor Noel Edison, will perform 20-minute a cappella performances in two interesting downtown spaces: Brookfield Place and the Toronto Reference Library.
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TMChoir’s Good Friday concert includes rare performance of Tallis’ Spem in alium

Experience Thomas Tallis’ 40-part Spem in alium, works by John Tavener and Faure’s Requiem In Toronto Mendelssohn Choir Good Friday concert. The Toronto Mendelssohn Choir returns to the beautiful space and acoustics of St. Paul’s Basilica for its annual Good Friday concert. Artistic Director Noel Edison has matched the space and the music to create a meditative journey. This concert provides a rare opportunity to enjoy a performance of Thomas Tallis’ 40-part Renaissance motet Spem in alium, widely considered to be the greatest piece of English early music.
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