Singsation Saturdays

Come and sing with us!

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 with singers who come together from across the GTA.

TMC’s Singsation Saturdays take place at Yorkminster Park Baptist Church in Cameron Hall from 10:30 am to 1 pm. Yorkminster Park is located at 1585 Yonge St, one block north of the St. Clair subway station. Participants should go through the glass side doors, which face Yonge St., in order to get to Cameron Hall.
(Note: Cameron Hall is wheelchair accessible.)

The fee is $10 per workshop, which includes refreshments. Bring your voice: we provide the music. Register at the door for each Singsation.

Mark the 2017/18 Singsation dates in your calendar. More repertoire details will be added later. Sign up (to the right on this page) to receive Singsation emails.

 

October 14, 2017
Traditional favourites and contemporary a cappella works with conductor Dallas Bergen

Join us to sing a selection of works with this dynamic conductor.

  • Brahms, Wie Lieblich (the TMC sings this work with the TSO in September)
  • Bruckner, Locus Iste
  • Stanford, Beati Quorum Via
  • Raminsh, Ave Verum Corpus
  • Whitacre, Lux Aurumque
  • Chilcott, The Gift to be Simple
  • Contemporary settings of some African-American spirituals

Dallas Bergen is a singer and choral conductor. He is the founding member of Univox Choirs Toronto, a community choirs organization for young adults founded on the principles of relationship building, social responsibility and musical excellence. He is also music director at First Unitarian Congregation.

10:30 am to 1 pm at Yorkminster Park Baptist Church.

November 18, 2017
A Canadian celebration with conductor Stephane Potvin

Stephane Potvin

Join us to sing music by Canadian composers to celebrate 150 years of Canadian confederation. Stephane will take us through a range of works from Raminsh’ Ave Verum to a selection of folk songs including Song for the Mira and We Rise Again.

Stephane Potvin is the founder and artistic director of the professional group Musikay in Oakville and Hamilton. His career has taken him throughout Canada, the United States, and Europe to work with orchestras and choirs, including the Hamilton Philharmonic Orchestra, Orchestra London, the Thunder Bay Symphony Orchestra, the Brott Music Festival Choir, and the McGill Chamber Singers.

10:30 am to 1 pm at Yorkminster Park Baptist Church.

February 24, 2018
Beethoven Mass in C Major with conductor Jennifer Min-Young Lee

Jennifer Min-Young Lee

Join TMC Associate Conductor Jennifer Min-Young Lee to sing Beethoven’s Mass in C Major.

Jennifer Min-Young Lee is in her third year as Associate Conductor of the TMC. She also teaches music and conducts three choral ensembles at Bur Oak Secondary School. Jennifer holds a Master of Music degree in Conducting from the Eastman School of Music, Rochester, as well as Bachelor of Music and Education degrees from the University of Western Ontario, London.

10:30 am to 1 pm at Yorkminster Park Baptist Church.

April 14, 2018
A morning with conductor Renata Dworak Berlin

Renata Dworak Berlin

Repertoire TBA

Renata Dworak Berlin, a past TMC Symposium conductor, is currently creating and directing the Ethiopian Peace Choir.

10:30 am to 1 pm at Yorkminster Park Baptist Church.

May 12, 2018
Romantic repertoire with conductor David Fallis

David Fallis

Sing through some great romantic repertoire, including works
by Bruckner, Mendelssohn, and Vaughan Williams.

David Fallis is renowned for his work internationally and with
Toronto ensembles Opera Atelier, Choir 21 and Toronto Consort.

10:30 am to 1 pm at  Yorkminster Park Baptist Church.