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. In order to get to Cameron Hall, participants should go through the glass doors of the Yorkminster Park Centre which are north of the main entrance to the Church. (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. We ask that Singsation participants come to the event scent-free.

We’re looking forward to an exciting 2019/20 Singsation Saturday season.
Next Singsation is November 23

September 28, 2019
with TMC Interim Conductor David Fallis

Join us for a celebration of TMC’s 125th anniversary. Conductor David Fallis will take us through some of the great choral works composed over the years for the TMC.

David Fallis is the TMC’s Interim Conductor and Artistic Advisor. He is renowned for his work in many genres of music – as Music Director of Toronto’s Opera Atelieras Artistic Director of the Toronto Consort, Canada’s leading ensemble specializing in the music of the Middle Ages, Renaissance and early Baroque, and as director of Soundstreams Choir 21, a vocal ensemble specializing in contemporary choral music.

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

November 23, 2019
“With Many Voices” with Andrew Donaldson

Dr. Andrew Donaldson will lead us through songs of faith, struggle and praise from around the world. Join us to sing part-songs, call-and-response freedom songs, and dance songs from various faith traditions and many countries.

Andrew Donaldson is a conductor and composer with a focus on communal song. He worked as Worship Consultant for the World Council of Churches in Switzerland, and edited “Hosanna! Ecumenical Songs for Justice and Peace”. He co-edited The Book of Praise for the Presbyterian Church in Canada, and has composed music for diverse groups, including the Toronto Chamber Choir.

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

January 25, 2020
Close Harmony Singing with Jordan Travis

Join Jordan for a morning to explore the similarities and differences of style in two types of close-harmony singing. Now’s the time to give some Barbershop a try.

Jordan Travis is the Artistic Director to International Medalist Chorus of the Barbershop Harmony Society, The Toronto Northern Lights.  Jordan also serves as Artistic Director of the Habourtown Sound, A Cappella Showcase, the Golden Horseshoe Chorus, and is the creator of InstaChoir – an organization founded to engage more people in singing.

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

March 21, 2020
Opera Choruses with Sandra Horst

Join Sandra Horst for a lively morning of popular Opera Choruses. We welcome back Sandra who led an opera choruses Singsation in 2015.

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 1 pm at Yorkminster Park Baptist Church.

April 25, 2020
Bach B Minor Mass with Kathleen Allan

Join Kathleen Allan for a sing through of choruses from Bach’s glorious B Minor Mass.

Kathleen Allan has just taken up the post of Artistic Director and Conductor of the Amadeus Choir of Toronto and is a Visiting Professor of Choral Music at Western University. Kathleen has a cross-Canada bio: she is a native of St. John’s, NL; Artistic Director of Canzona, Winnipeg’s professional baroque choir; and until this year was the Director of Choral Studies and Associate Conductor of the Symphony Orchestra at the Vancouver Academy of Music.

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