Choral Bytes Blog

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May

ORIANA Women’s Choir Concert EAST MEETS WEST – FEATURING AUTORICKSHAW

8 p.m., Saturday, June 4, 2016 We look forward to sharing the stage with Toronto-based east-west fusion trio Autorickshaw at our second concert. Autorickshaw features vocalist Suba Sankaran, tabla player Ed Hanley, and multi-instrumentalist Dylan Bell. This Juno-nominated ensemble is praised for its unique blend of Indian folk music, jazz, and funk. The trio has …

3
Mar

Canadian-Ukrainian All Male Choir Tour

Come hear a male choir like you have never heard before!  55 singers from Canada and Ukraine are taking an impressive repertoire on tour across four destinations in Western Canada, marking the WORLD PREMIERE CD release of a new Easter Liturgical Cycle (composer Rev. John Sembrat), recorded by the same ensemble last year. One of …

2
Mar

Soundstreams presents The Music of James MacMillan

Scotland’s most celebrated composer conducts this concert featuring his mesmerizing choral evocation of Christ’s crucifixion. “A composer so confident of his own musical language that he makes it instantly communicative to his listeners.”—THE GUARDIAN Soundstreams is thrilled to welcome Scottish composer and conductor Sir James MacMillan to Toronto for this choral concert. Emotionally potent, rhythmically thrilling, and …

23
Dec

Interplay: Interactive Workshop for Composers

INTERPLAY Interactive Workshops for Composers with Jon Washburn and the Vancouver Chamber Choir February 20, 2016 Winnipeg, MB February 29, 2016 Edmonton, AB Composers are allotted individual rehearsal time (usually 30-60 minutes) with the Vancouver Chamber Choir and Jon Washburn. This time may be used to test completed work and/or try out new concepts. Choir, …

26
Nov

Cantabile Choirs of Kingston 20th Anniversary Choral Competition for Young Canadian Composers

Cantabile Choirs of Kingston 20th Anniversary Choral Competition for Young Canadian Composers With funding provided by the Estate of J. Douglas McCullough  In celebration of its 20th anniversary, the Cantabile Choirs of Kingston, under the artistic direction of Dr. Mark Sirett, is pleased to announce ‘The Cantabile Choirs of Kingston 20th Anniversary Choral Competition for …

21
Oct

ORIANA Women’s Choir Concert, Snow Angel—A Seasonal Celebration

3 p.m., Sunday, November 22, 2015 Grace Church on-the-Hill (in the west end), 300 Lonsdale Rd., Toronto, M4V 1X4 From the beauty of winter to the quiet, sacred moments of Christmas to the celebration of family gatherings, the joyful anticipation of the season permeates our first concert. We present four major seasonal works by well-known …

19
Oct

Toronto Mendelssohn Choir 6th Annual Choral Conductors’ Symposium Call For Applicants

The Toronto Mendelssohn Choir is now accepting applications from conductors for its 6th annual Choral Conductors’ Symposium. The Symposium will be led by acclaimed conductor Noel Edison and will take place in Toronto from January 26-30, 2016.  Deadline for applications is November 20, 2015. The full Symposium schedule and application details are on the TMC Symposium webpage …

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