Kannamma – TMC’s digital concert of Thanksgiving on Oct 10

Kannamma – a concert of Thanksgiving

Toronto Mendelssohn Choir creates a multi-disciplinary digital program to

enjoy from anywhere in the world on Saturday, October 10 at 8 pm EDT (GMT -4)

From Bach to the Beatles, from visual arts to dance to drumming to singing – TMC’s concert of thanksgiving brings together an amazing group of artists in a program of choral music and more that evocatively expresses gratitude.

TMC Associate Conductor Simon Rivard and Guest Curator Suba Sankaran have put together a diverse program of songs of thanks, gratitude and love, spanning several centuries, multiple genres and disciplines that cross cultures. This hopeful feast for the senses will range from European classical to jazz to pop to South Indian Karnatak music, to refreshing original compositions, complemented by visual arts and dance performance.

Guest Curator Suba Sankaran, a Toronto-based composer, arranger, choral director and collaborator, says of the program:

“This fully-virtual concert has a beautiful arc that takes us on a journey that reminds us that – first and foremost – though we are apart, we find our voices and our identities through the coming together of community and the nexus of artistic minds and creativity. With all of this in mind, we give thanks by way of our Thanksgiving concert.”

The program is being created with some small group recordings made on Sep 11 and 15 of the orchestral musicians and (separately) the TMC’s professional core, and individual recordings done at home by other guest artists and by TMC choristers.  All edited together by Simon Rivard and the TMC’s technical team.

Saturday, October 10, 2020 (Canadian Thanksgiving weekend)
8 pm EDT (GMT -4)
On Livestream: https://livestream.com/tmchoir/kannamma
The program will also be available to view on demand after the event.

The program is offered free of charge. The TMC is asking those who can to donate to support TMC online programming during the pandemic.


Simon Rivard, TMC Associate Conductor
Suba Sankaran, Guest Curator and voice
Dylan Bell, guitar
Gergely Szokolay, piano
Supriya Nayak, Odissi dancer
Trichy Sankaran, South Indian classical drummer (mrdangam)
Jennylynd James, visual artist
Matthew Larkin, organ
Members of the Toronto Symphony Youth Orchestra and the Toronto Symphony Orchestra
TMC Professional Core
Toronto Mendelssohn Choir

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