The Toronto Mendelssohn Choir is pleased to announce that renowned Canadian conductor and music director David Fallis will be guest conductor for the TMC’s annual Sacred Music for a Sacred Space concerts on March 28 and Good Friday, March 30 at St. Paul’s Basilica.
David Fallis is a Canadian conductor and music director renowned for his work in many genres of music. As Music Director of Toronto’s Opera Atelier he has led critically acclaimed productions of major operatic works. As Artistic Director of the Toronto Consort, Canada’s leading ensemble specializing in the music of the Middle Ages, Renaissance and early Baroque, David has toured extensively in Canada, the US and Europe, and has led the ensemble in their numerous recordings. He also directs Soundstreams Choir 21, a vocal ensemble specializing in contemporary choral music.
The Toronto Mendelssohn Choir has enjoyed working with David in the past. The Choir was part of the 2015 Luminato performance, conducted by David Fallis, of Murray Schafer’s music-theatre epic Apocalypsis. David has also led popular Singsation Saturday choral workshops as part of the TMC’s outreach initiatives and will lead a Singsation this May 12th.
David will join TMC Associate Conductor Jennifer Min-Young Lee in rehearsing and conducting the Choir in Sacred Music for a Sacred Space. This concert of a cappella music will include Vaughan William’s Mass in G minor, works by Ēriks Ešenvalds, Mendelssohn, Tavener and Whitacre – and three Ave Marias – by Bruckner, Rachmaninoff and Lukaszewski. For more information visit the concert webpage.
TMC Artistic Director Noel Edison is on a leave of absence while an independent third party investigation is conducted in response to allegations against Noel received by the Choir. Read the TMC statement.