Mamachimowin – TMC 125th anniversary commission

To celebrate the TMC's 125th anniversary, and in line with our long tradition of commissioning Canadian composers, the TMC commissioned a new work by Andrew Balfour to be performed on October 20, 2019 at our 125th anniversary concert at Koerner Hall, with guest artists the Toronto Symphony Orchestra.
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Thousands of scores share office space with TMC staff

The TMC has been collecting music scores for most of its 125 year history and has one of the most extensive choral music collections in the country -- more than 400 different works, totalling over 50,000 scores.
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Singing painters

In our search through our history we've discovered a couple of acclaimed Toronto artists who were also singers in the TMC - Owen Staples and Herbert S. Palmer - and someone just shared with us a painting by our founder Augustus Vogt.
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Singing to the world – TMC webcasts

In 2012 the TMC found a way to tour its music internationally (without the high airfare) and make choral concerts more accessible - webcasting.  TMC webcasts have brought great choral music to people unable to attend concerts - whether they be in the Toronto area, or living somewhere across Canada, or anywhere in the world with internet access.
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Bringing singers together

For five Saturdays every season, beginning in our 1999/2000 season, the Toronto Mendelssohn Choir has been inviting those who love to sing, from across the GTA, to attend choral workshops where they can sing through major repertoire with guest conductors and members of the TMC.
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Soprano Lois Marshall

Lois Marshall was internationally regarded as one of the great sopranos of the 20th century. In 1947, at just 22 years old, and at the beginning of her career, she was engaged by Sir Ernest MacMillan as a soprano soloist singing, on three successive nights, the soprano solo work in the Toronto Mendelssohn Choir’s Bach festival.
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Associate Conductors – Where are they now?

We are proud to be part of the careers of some of the new generation of choral conductors. In 2011 the TMC created the position of Associate Conductor to provide talented and world-class-potential choral conductors at an early stage in their career with coaching, training and mentoring. We've had four Associate Conductors to date.
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André Prévost Missa de Profundis

In 1973 the CBC commissioned Canadian composer André Prévost to write a work to be performed by the Toronto Mendelssohn Choir under Elmer Iseler, and broadcast on CBC Radio.  The work was Missa de Profundis.
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Lorne Greene, TMC & WWII

Legendary Canadian actor and broadcaster Lorne Greene was narrator and MC for WWII fundraising and Remembrance Concerts in which the TMC performed.
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