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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Toronto Mendelssohn Choir performs Bach’s monumental B Minor Mass

Noel Edison and the Toronto Mendelssohn Choir bring together five noted soloists and the Festival Orchestra to perform Bach’s ‘musical testament,’ his great Mass in B minor, in the beautiful acoustics of Koerner Hall. Noel Edison’s skill at bringing choral and orchestral forces together along with the TMC’s clarity of expression are a great match for Bach’s monumental work.
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Toronto Mendelssohn Choir Annual General Meeting: 2012-2013 Season

On Monday evening, January 13, 2014, the Toronto Mendelssohn Choir held its Annual General Meeting for the 2012-2013 season (Sep 1, 2012 to Aug 31, 2013). TMC Board Chair Michael Fricker reported on the Choir’s year, highlighting the Choir’s critically-acclaimed performances while reminding attendees of the very competitive entertainment and donation landscape in which the Choir operates. Artistic Director Noel Edison and Executive Director Cynthia Hawkins also spoke to the attendees.
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Toronto Mendelssohn Choir announces five conductors selected to participate in the 4th Annual Choral Conductors’ Symposium in January 2014

The Toronto Mendelssohn Choir’s annual Choral Conductors' Symposium brings together five emerging conductors for a week of intense master classes and workshops with acclaimed conductor Noel Edison. During the week of January 28 – February 1, 2014 the conductors, selected through a juried application process, have the rare opportunity to conduct both the chamber-sized Elora Festival Singers and the large-scale Toronto Mendelssohn Choir. The Symposium concludes with a free public concert on Saturday, February 1, 2014 at 3 pm at Yorkminster Park Baptist Church in Toronto.
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