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THE SCOOP | Three Major Toronto Arts Groups Combine In Historic Virtual Choral-Orchestral Video

By Michael Vincent on June 2, 2020

There is nothing quite like the hope found in the continued resilience shown by artists coming together during a crisis.

Following The Toronto Symphony’s release of their remote viral performance of Aaron Copland’s Appalachian Spring in late-March, the TSO has returned with the help of some friends.

The TSO has joined the Toronto Mendelssohn Choir and the Toronto Symphony Youth Orchestra, to perform Gabriel Fauré’s moving Cantique de Jean Racine, under the baton of conductor Simon Rivard.

“I wanted to build on the longstanding collaboration between two great Toronto arts organizations — the TMC and the TSO,” said Rivard. “The collaboration between these organizations is even more precious now as the arts community looks for ways to move forward during the time of COVID-19 and create together new ways to share the arts with people around the world who need the solace of wonderful music more than ever.”

To make it happen, a total of 126 choral and orchestral musicians made individual recordings of their parts at home, before the audio and video were stitched over 80 hours by an editor.

The result is simply breathtaking.

[Update: June 3, 2020 — A previous version stated over 80 hours of audio and video were stitched together, rather than 80 hours of time spent in editing.]

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Michael Vincent is the Editor-in-chief Ludwig Van and CEO of Museland Media. He publishes regularly and writes occasionally. A specialist in digital media for over 15 years, he has worked as a senior editor and is a former freelance classical music critic for the Toronto Star. Michael holds a Doctorate in Music from the University of Toronto.
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Michael Vincent is the Editor-in-chief Ludwig Van and CEO of Museland Media. He publishes regularly and writes occasionally. A specialist in digital media for over 15 years, he has worked as a senior editor and is a former freelance classical music critic for the Toronto Star. Michael holds a Doctorate in Music from the University of Toronto.
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