Messiah vs Messiah: TSO Beats Tafelmusik this Year

Michael Vincent for the Toronto Star. Led by Welsh conductor Grant Llewellyn, the TSO presented an impressive and balanced performance, backed by an on-point orchestra and a full-throated Toronto Mendelssohn Choir. Read the full review online.
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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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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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Much to Enjoy with TSO’s Rendition of Lerner and Loewe Musical Theatre Classics

A night at Roy Thompson Hall to see the Toronto Symphony Orchestra may not sound like a theatre-goer’s ordinary evening plan, but the renowned orchestra’s renditions of classic musical theatre hits from Lerner and Loewe is just as magical as a night at the theatre. Legendary writing duo Alan Jay Lerner and Frederick Loewe, a lyricist and composer respectively, have left an indelible mark on the musical theatre world with Broadway hits such as My Fair Lady and Brigadoon, as well as Oscar-winning film Gigi. All three of these works and more are on display at Roy Thompson Hall, with guest Canadian soloists and a one hundred-strong choir combining with the TSO for a stunning and altogether memorable concert.
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Toronto Mendelssohn Choir wows with Sacred Music for a Sacred Space

The Toronto Mendelssohn Choir has done it again. Performed a concert splendidly, that is. Their performance on April 18, 2014 at St. Paul's Basilica was nothing short of magnificent, due in equal parts to the choir’s ability, the music selection, and the combination of power and restraint shown by them. They were led by conductors Noel Edison and Caron Daley, with organist Michael Bloss providing the instrumentals.
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