Starting with the 2019/20 season, the Toronto Mendelssohn Choir will hire its own professional core of singers. This professional core will replace the Elora Singers, the acclaimed professional chamber choir who for 20 years formed the professional core of the TMC.
The 20 members of the professional core will participate in all TMC and TMC/TSO rehearsals and concerts. Contractual details are being finalized, but will include a two-year agreement and increased stipend. Auditions for the new TMC professional core will be held in early 2019.
The TMC’s professional core has always been an important contributor to the Toronto Mendelssohn Choir’s artistic excellence. Now that The Elora Singers and the TMC will be under different artistic directors, it is the logical time to make this change so that the TMC can take on the selection and management of its own professional core.
Erin Finlay, Chair, TMC Board of Directors states:
“The TMC is embarking on a new era and is currently in the midst of an international search for a new artistic director. To attract the best artistic director for the Choir, it is essential to guarantee full artistic control of the Choir to that new director. We thank the Elora Singers for their outstanding contribution to the TMC over the past two decades and hope to see many familiar faces in our professional core next season.”