Luminato Festival announces performance of Murray Schafer’s Apocalypsis

Luminato Festival today announced: 1,000 performers bring R. Murray Schafer’s epic oratorio Apocalypsis to life at Luminato Festival in June 2015. Choristers of the Toronto Mendelssohn Choir will form two of the choirs in this ambitious and dramatic work.
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TMChoir to perform Arvo Pärt’s Passio March 10 & 11

The Toronto Mendelssohn Choir will perform contemporary Estonian composer Arvo Pärt’s stunning 1982 setting of the St. John Passion on March 10 and 11. The concerts will take place in the Church of the Holy Trinity, a serene oasis in the bustle of downtown Toronto, and a wonderful setting for this evocative and meditative work. Artistic Director Noel Edison will place the choir, instrumental chamber ensemble, and soloists around the space to immerse the audience in the hypnotic flow of music and silence the builds over the 70-minute work.
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Toronto Mendelssohn Choir announces five conductors selected to participate in the 2015 Choral Conductors’ Symposium

Five conductors from across North America have been selected to participate in the TMC’s fifth annual Choral Conductors’ Symposium (Jan 27-31, 2015), led by conductor and artistic director Noel Edison. Conductors will work with Noel and with the Elora Festival Singers and the Toronto Mendelssohn Choir on a variety of choral music for chamber and large-scale ensembles, including works by composers from Gabrieli, Bach, and Mozart to Rutter, Chilcott and Whitacre. The Symposium concludes with a free community concert at Yorkminster Park Baptist Church on Saturday, January 31, at 3 pm (doors open at 2:15 pm). The concert will also be webcast live.
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Toronto Mendelssohn Choir rings in the season with the help of the Canadian Staff Band, Dec 10

On Wednesday, December 10th the Toronto Mendelssohn Choir will ring in the season with its annual holiday tradition, Festival of Carols, at Yorkminster Park Baptist Church. This year the Choir welcomes the acclaimed 30-piece Canadian Staff Band, and concert organist David Briggs. The concert will include a wide range of choral music fit for the season, from Gabrieli’s Jubilate Deo with the triumphant sound of full choir, organ and band, to Eric Whitacre’s contemplative Lux Aurumque sung by the choir who will be spread out around the church. There will be traditional favourites, brass band music for the season performed by the incomparable Canadian Staff Band, and seasonal stories narrated by Noel Edison. A carol sing-along will encourage the audience to add their voices to this welcome to the holiday season.
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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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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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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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TMC presents six dynamic Singsation Saturday choral workshops for 2014-15 season

It has been well-reported that singing together helps people and communities (including in the recent Chorus America report “Singing and Psychological Well-being”. The Toronto Mendelssohn Choir’s popular outreach program, Singsation Saturdays, offers people this very opportunity – to sing great choral music together with choral music lovers from across the City. Each workshop features a different guest conductor.
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Toronto Mendelssohn Choir announces its 2014-15 Season: Celebrating 120 years

Toronto, 1894: the last horse-drawn streetcar made its run in Toronto; Massey Hall was built; and the Toronto Mendelssohn Choir was founded, presenting its first concert in 1895. Throughout its 120-year history, and under the leadership of seven renowned conductors, the Choir has been acclaimed for its stunning performances of major choral repertoire and for its important role in the life of choral music in Canada.
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Duruflé and Vierne: Toronto Mendelssohn Choir presents a Good Friday concert of magnificent music for chorus and organ

The Toronto Mendelssohn Choir returns to the beautiful setting of St. Paul’s Basilica for its annual Good Friday concert, Sacred Music for a Sacred Space. St. Paul’s will be filled with the glorious sound of organ and choir in this concert of works by two renowned 20 th century French organists, Maurice Duruflé and Louis Vierne. Organist Michael Bloss will join the TMC for this performance.
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