4386 Sheppard Avenue East, Unit N
The Amadeus Choir is a 90-member semi-professional choir drawing members from the GTA and surrounding communities. It presents a subscription series of concerts each season, in addition to performing with other choral and instrumental ensembles at concerts, public events, and benefits throughout the year. Founded in 1974, the Amadeus Choir, now under the direction of Artistic Director and conductor Kathleen Allan, has become known for its professionalism, exceptional musicality, and diverse, high-quality programming. In addition to the Amadeus Choir’s regular concert series, the choir takes an active role in Ontario’s choral community by working in collaboration with other prominent local ensembles, such as the Elmer Iseler Singers, Bach Children’s Chorus, Toronto Symphony Orchestra, Hannaford Street Silver Band, Gryphon Trio, and True North Brass.
The Folks Behind It All
Artistic Director Kathleen Allen
Conductor, composer and soprano Kathleen Allan is the Director of Choral Studies and Associate Orchestra Conductor at the Vancouver Academy of Music, Artistic Director of Canzona, Winnipeg’s professional baroque choir, and founding co-artistic director of Arkora, a chamber collective dedicated to interdisciplinary performance. She was the 2016 recipient of the Ernest MacMillan Prize in Choral Conducting and in 2015, she made her Asian debut conducting Handel’s Messiah and Bach’s Christmas Oratorio in Japan. Her compositions have been commissioned and performed throughout the Americas and Europe. She studied composition at UBC and holds a master’s in conducting from Yale University.