Choral Bytes Blog

16
Sep

Journeys: National Youth Choir 2016

Journeys: National Youth Choir 2016 By Kiley Venables, 2016 NYC singer The National Youth Choir experience is difficult to describe to anyone who hasn’t attended. Anyone who has sung in a choir has felt part of it. Anyone who has worked professionally in music may feel the same inspiration that we did. And anyone who …

12
Sep

WAR/POET – Remembrance Day with Chor Leoni

From Walt Whitman, Rupert Brooke, and Frances Ledwidge to the unnamed bards of folksongs, poets have forged their greatest works in the crucible of war. Chor Leoni focuses on this powerful poetry as expressed in musical setting by Gustav Holst, Stephen Smith, and Michael McGlynn in a beloved Remembrance Day tradition. Section A $40 | …

12
Sep

Stunning painting and official rose celebrate Diane Loomer, C.M.

Vancouver’s Chor Leoni Men’s Choir has honoured its founder, Diane Loomer, C.M. with her own official rose and a stunning original oil painting based on the bloom. Both offerings will be debuted at the ensemble’s At Home with Chor Leoni fundraiser on October 5 at one of the city’s most-storied and historic mansions, Casa Mia. The …

6
Sep

TMC performs Elijah at Koerner Hall, November 5th

Experience Felix Mendelssohn’s grand oratorio, Elijah, in the acoustically-magnificent Koerner Hall. The Toronto Mendelssohn Choir is joined by full orchestra and acclaimed soloists. Artistic Director Noel Edison selected this dramatic work to celebrate his 20th season with the TMC. Noel Edison, conductor David Pittsinger, bass-baritone Lesley Bouza, soprano Christina Stelmacovich, mezzo-soprano Michael Schade, tenor Festival …

6
Sep

Elora Festival Singers in Toronto – October 16

The Toronto Mendelssohn Choir brings the Grammy-nominated Elora Festival Singers to Toronto for an intimate concert of a cappella music by the Italian Renaissance master Palestrina, complemented by contemporary works. Palestrina: Missa Ut, Re, Mi, Fa, Sol, La Morlock: Exaudi Tavener: The Tyger Tavener: The Lamb Pärt: The Woman with the Alabaster Box Pärt: The …

24
Aug

Amadeus Choir 30th Annual Songwriting Competition

The Amadeus Choir is celebrating the 30th edition of its International Songwriting Competition in the upcoming concert season!  The competition presents a unique opportunity for composers of all ages and levels of experience to create new repertoire for the Canadian choral songbook.  The competition was designed originally for the creation of songs celebrating the stories …

22
Aug

Chorus America releases first-ever systematic study of choral music audiences

A Canadian choir, the Toronto Mendelssohn Choir, was part of ground-breaking choral audience research just released by Chorus America. The Intrinsic Impact Audience Project is the first-ever systematic study of choral music audiences. The results shed light on what moves and motivates the people who attend choral music performances.  Chorus America and research consultant WolfBrown …

16
Aug

Toronto Mendelssohn Choir celebrates Noel Edison’s 20th season in 2016/17

The Toronto Mendelssohn Choir presents a season of inspiring choral music for 2016/17 – from an intimate a cappella performance to a grand oratorio with full orchestra.  In November the Choir celebrates Noel Edison’s 20th season with one of his favourite works, Felix Mendelssohn’s Elijah, at Koerner Hall. Noel Edison has been widely recognized and appreciated …

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