Musical Toronto’s weekly Critic’s Picks are a fully curated list of some of the best concerts happening now through the end of the week. Of course this is not to say we are the provocateurs of taste, but simply seek to provide a good weekly summary. For a look at the full breadth of what’s available in and around Toronto, check out the comprehensive concert listings from our friends at Wholenote Magazine...
Around this time of year we start to see a number of arts presenters make the transition between the 2013/14 and the 2014/15 seasons. No doubt we will be seeing more of these as the spring thaw progresses, but this week we find events for The Toronto Consort, and Music Toronto, and The Larkin Singers, U of T, Glenn Gould School, Gaudeamus Muzieweek, Canadian Opera Company and Khatia Buniatishvili.
Canada Sings at Danforth Church (60 Bowden St, at Danforth Ave.), 7 p.m.
Ask not what a choir can do for you, but what you can do for a choir. On the second Tuesday of each month, Toronto choral conductor and teacher Mark Bell convenes an hour of community singing for anyone interested in making some vocal noise together. It’s a great way to try out the experience of singing in a choir in a friendly, unthreatening and non-judgmental setting. You’ll find the season’s details here.