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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Toronto Mendelssohn Choir rings in the holiday season with the help of Ben Heppner, December 11

On Wednesday, December 11 th the Toronto Mendelssohn Choir, led by Noel Edison, will ring in the season with its annual holiday tradition, Festival of Carols, at Yorkminster Park Baptist Church. This year the Choir welcomes special guest, tenor superstar Ben Heppner. Ben will sing some fireside favourites and join with the Choir for O Holy Night and Andrew Lloyd Webber’s Pie Jesu, among others.
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Toronto Mendelssohn Choir adds its voices to the celebration of Benjamin Britten’s centenary with Nov 20 concert

Noel Edison and the Toronto Mendelssohn Choir celebrate Benjamin Britten’s centenary by bringing together all the musical forces – from adult and youth choirs to orchestra, soloists and speakers – needed to present two of Britten’s rarely-performed cantatas. Both The Company of Heaven and St. Nicolas immerse audiences in vivid and dramatic stories through text and music.
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Toronto Mendelssohn Choir Crowning Glory Gala commemorates the 60th anniversary of Queen Elizabeth II’s Coronation in words, images and song

The Toronto Mendelssohn Choir’s 2013 fundraising gala invites guests to celebrate the 60th anniversary of the Coronation of Queen Elizabeth II. The TMC is delighted that the Honourable David C. Onley, Lieutenant Governor of Ontario will be in attendance.
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Caron Daley named as Toronto Mendelssohn Choir Associate Conductor

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.
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Drama, Artistry, Inspiration: the Toronto Mendelssohn Choir 2013/14 season

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.
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Toronto Mendelssohn Choir presents Beethoven’s Missa Solemnis

The Toronto Mendelssohn Choir concludes its 12/13 concert season on May 15 th with Beethoven’s grand Missa Solemnis. Beethoven called it the greatest work that he had ever composed, inscribing on the manuscript, "Von Herzen - möge es wieder zu Herzen gehen" (From the heart - may it in turn go to the heart).
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