Hear TMC’s 1926 recording of Palestrina

The TMC has a long history of recordings — starting in 1926, under conductor Herbert A. Fricker. In that year the Choir recorded Palestrina’s Adoramus Te and Exultate Deo, as well as Rosy Dawn, Men of Harlach, Scots Wha Hae, and the Star Spangled Banner.  Many recordings have followed, including three of Handel’s Messiah, and recordings of Bach’s St. Matthew Passion, Pierné’s The Children’s Crusade, Barlioz’ Requiem, various collections of motets and hymns and Christmas music, and most recently Berlioz’ Fantasie sur la tempête de Shakespeare with the TSO.

You can still listen to TMC’s very first 1926 recording of Palestrina’s Adoramus Te, uploaded by Library and Archives Canada. Listen below or visit Library and Archives Canada’s Virtual Gramophone.


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