Singsation Saturdays

Come and sing with us – ONLINE IN 2020/21!

Join a vibrant community of singers from different musical backgrounds united by their love of choral singing. Each choral workshop is led by a different guest conductor who brings their passion and knowledge of the repertoire to us. Learn about the music and sing through the works. During the pandemic, our Singsations will be online – you’ll be able to join in (muted) from home and follow along with audio and scores, all led by our guest conductor.

These online Singsations will take place from 10:30 to 11:30 am. They are free of charge, although we welcome donations in support of our online programming.

2020-21 Season 

February 20, 2021
Sing with Nathaniel Dett Chorale conductor and founder Brainerd Blyden-Taylor

Brainerd will lead participants through a reading session, with contextualization, of choral works drawn from The Nathaniel Dett Chorale’s repertoire. He will share audio and video of selected pieces along with scores so you can enjoy singing along (muted) at home.

Brainerd Blyden-Taylor is the Founder, Artistic Director and conductor of The Nathaniel Dett Chorale, Canada’s first professional chamber choir dedicated to the creation and performance of Afrocentric music of all styles. He has conducted and guest conducted for a number of choirs across the country and taught at the University of Toronto and the Queen’s University faculties of Music. He has served as a Master Teacher with the Toronto Board of Education, coaching teachers and students in conducting and choral technique, and was awarded an honorary Doctor of Laws degree from York University for his contribution to education.

10:30 am to 11:30 am ONLINE.

May 1, 2021
Sing with Sandra Horst

Join the Opera Chorus with Sandra Horst as she takes us through two great choruses.

  • Chorus of Wedding Guests from Lucia di Lammermoor by Gaetano Donizetti
  • Chorus of Scottish Refugees from Macbeth by Giuseppe Verdi

We welcome back Sandra who led a popular opera choruses Singsation in 2015.  In this online Singsation, Sandra will be at the piano and take us through the works and then we’ll all do a sing through (muted) to a recording. We will provide scores for you to print or look at on your screen at home.

Sandra Horst is Chorus Master of the Canadian Opera Company, Director of Musical Studies for the Opera Division of the University of Toronto Faculty of Music, and Audition Consultant for Opera Theatre of St Louis. Recognized by Wilfrid Laurier University as “100 Alumni of Achievement”, she also serves as a judge for the Metropolitan Opera National Council Auditions.

10:30 am to 11:30 am ONLINE.  Register for the webinar here.

 

More online sing-along opportunities

We looked through our YouTube channel and picked some popular repertoire that choirs love to sing – added scrolling lyrics (and where possible a link to the score) so you can turn up the volume and sing along with the TMC. Choose from Handel’s Zadok the Priest, Parry’s I was glad, Orff’s O Fortuna, Leonard Cohen’s Hallelujah, and more.

Sing along with the videos here.