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TMC accepting applicants for Jan 2018 Choral Conductors’ Symposium

The Toronto Mendelssohn Choir has just opened applications to its 8th annual Choral Conductors’ Symposium, led by Noel Edison. This Symposium will take place January 23-27, 2018 in Toronto. Applications to participate in the Symposium are due November 17th.  The Symposium annually welcomes five conductors from across North America. It is a wonderful opportunity for …


TMC’ 3rd annual Choral Composition Competition accepting submissions

The Toronto Mendelssohn Choir has just announced the focus and deadline for our 2017 Choral Composition Competition for emerging unpublished Canadian composers. This competition is now in its third year. This year the focus is on works for Christmas (sacred or secular) and the deadline for submissions is November 1st.  The winner will receive the Debbie Fleming …


Elora Singers perform in Toronto Oct 1st before embarking on Maritimes tour

Sunday, October 1, 2017 at 3:30 pm Church of the Holy Trinity (next to the Eaton Centre) Here’s a wonderful opportunity to enjoy a concert by the internationally-acclaimed Elora Singers before they embark on their tour of the Maritimes. Under conductor Noel Edison, this professional chamber group will present a program of exquisite choral music. …


Join the Toronto Mendelssohn Choir and share in the power of great choral music

The Toronto Mendelssohn Choir is auditioning experienced volunteer choristers for the 2017/18 season on September 5. Join this critically-acclaimed choir and sing some of the greatest choral music ever composed with over 100 other voices. The TMC offers its own concert series and performs regularly with the Toronto Symphony Orchestra. Find out more and request …


Stash Bylicki Appointed Chor Leoni’s Executive Director

(Vancouver, BC) Vancouver’s Chor Leoni Men’s Choir is pleased to announce the appointment of Stash Bylicki as Executive Director. Bylicki had previously served with distinction as the choir’s General Manager and is a past board member. The effects of his extensive experience in donor cultivation, fundraising and grant writing have already had an impact on …


National Youth Choir of Canada 2017 Tour

  The National Youth Choir of Canada joins the National Youth Orchestra of Canada for the first time on tour through Ontario and Montreal. Conducted by Timothy Shantz   Tour dates and information: Tuesday, July 18- 7:30 PM St.Catherine’s, Ontario- Knox Presbyterian Church. 53 Church St. Tickets $20 and $10 (students)  905-641-8868 Wednesday, July 19 …


RIP Dick Loomer 2017-06-27

It is with sadness that we learned that Dick Loomer of Vancouver passed away suddenly, on Tuesday, June 27. Some of you may know that he had been battling cancer for the past couple of years. It was in remission, but apparently returned aggressively these last two weeks. He passed away in hospital, where he …


Choral Canada AGM 2017

Choral Canada AGM 2017 Choral Canada will be holding its Annual General Meeting on Saturday, June 17,2017 at 12:00 PM EDT in the Board Room of the Suite 500, 59 Adelaide St East, Toronto, ON.  The purpose of this meeting is for the Board to report to, and receive direction from, the membership. All members may join the meeting …


Chor Leoni presents MANELY/FUN June 19 and 26

Join Chor Leoni for their season-closer at the Bard on the Beach tent! Combine fabulous tunes, the energy of the lions, a top-notch band, and a favourite Vancouver summer venue and you’ve got the effervescent recipe for MANELY/FUN, Chor Leoni’s popular season-closer at Bard on the Beach. Surprises, costumes and choreography complete the package as we …


Call for Submissions: Chor Leoni’s Canadian Choral Composition Competition (C/4)

(Vancouver, BC) Chor Leoni Men’s Choir and Artistic Director Erick Lichte are pleased to announce the second annual Canadian Choral Composition Competition (C/4). Three finalist compositions will be selected by the choir’s Artistic Director, and an independent panel of judges will determine their rankings (first prize $2000, second prize $1000, third prize $500). In addition …

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