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Toronto Mendelssohn Choir

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Toronto Mendelssohn Choir, Noel Edison (conductor) (Photo: Brian Summers)

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Phone: 416-598-0422

Website: www.tmchoir.org

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About

“The choir is amazing – it never fails to impress. The entire experience was wonderful.” — Concert patron

The Toronto Mendelssohn Choir is praised by patrons and media alike for the emotional intensity of its performances, and for its grand symphonic sound and clarity of expression. The Choir continues to be dedicated, since its founding in 1894, to engaging audiences with the power of great choral music performed live.

The 120-voice choir, under the artistic leadership of Grammy-nominated Noel Edison, includes auditioned choristers, choral apprentices and 20 members of the professional Elora Singers.

The TMC champions choral music in Canada beyond the live concert experience. Many TMC performances are accessible across the country and beyond through webcasting. The Choir’s education and outreach activities contribute to the development of professional and amateur choral musicians, welcoming singers aged 17 to 22 to the Choir through an Apprentice Program, offering a series of fun and educational Singsation Saturday choral workshops for amateur singers, and supporting the development of emerging choral artists with the Choral Composition Competition, the annual TMC Choral Conductors’ Symposium, and the two-year Associate Conductor position.

The TMC’s 2017/18 season, Noel Edison’s 21st with the Choir, includes five concerts and a number of guest appearances, including many with the Toronto Symphony Orchestra.

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The Folks Behind It All

Noel Edison (Photo: Brian Summers)
Noel Edison (Photo: Brian Summers)

Noel Edison

Noel Edison has been widely recognised and appreciated by choristers, critics and patrons for his skilful interpretive work with both choir and orchestra. His vision for the TMC is to create performances that connect audiences emotionally with some of the greatest traditional and contemporary choral repertoire.

Edison co-founded the Elora Festival in 1979 and, a year later, the Elora Festival Singers as its choir-in-residence. In 1997, Noel Edison was named interim conductor of the Toronto Mendelssohn Choir, and the Elora Festival Singers were selected as the professional core of the TMC.  He assumed the position full-time two years later. He has recorded and toured with the Elora Festival Singers and the Toronto Mendelssohn Choir. He is a champion of Canadian composers, commissioning and premiering a number of works, and of the education of emerging choral conductors, launching the TMC’s annual Choral Conductors’ Symposium in 2010. In 2009 Edison was appointed to the Order of Ontario, the province’s highest honour, and in 2012 he received the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee medal.

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Events

Elora Singers in concert

October 1, 2017, at 3:30 pm
Church of the Holy Trinity

This highly-acclaimed professional chamber choir will present a concert of works that they will be taking on tour to the Maritimes later in October. Help send them on their way.

The first half of the program brings together works by Johann Sebastian Bach and Canadian Timothy Corlis. The 2nd half sees a change of pace with a selection of Folk Songs.

More details here.

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Singsation Saturdays: A cappella works with conductor Dallas Bergen

October 14, 2017, at 10:30 a.m.
Yorkminster Park Baptist Church

Join conductor Dallas Bergen to sing through a selection of a cappella works.

Dallas Bergen is the founding member of Univox Choirs Toronto, a community choirs organization for young adults founded on the principles of relationship building, social responsibility and musical excellence. He is also music director at First Unitarian Congregation.

More details here.

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Singsation Saturdays: A Canadian celebration with conductor Stephane Potvin

November 14, 2017, at 10:30 a.m.
Yorkminster Park Baptist Church

Join us to sing music by Canadian composers to celebrate 150 years of Canadian confederation.

Stephane Potvin is the the founder and artistic director of the professional group Musikay in Oakville and Hamilton.

More details here.

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Festival of Carols

December 5 & 6, 2017, at 7:30 pm
Yorkminster Park Baptist Church

The TMC is joined by the renowned 30-member Canadian Staff Band and internationally-acclaimed organist David Briggs for its annual joyous celebration of music for the season.
NOW ON TWO NIGHTS!

The program will include carols and other works that capture the mood of the season. Audience members will also be invited to join in the popular sing-a-long of favourite carols. Join us for a rousing start to the Christmas season.

More details here.

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TMC Choral Conductors’ Symposium Concert

January 27, 2018, at 3 pm
Yorkminster Park Baptist Church

Enjoy a lively concert of classical and contemporary choral music performed by the TMC and the Elora Singers.

The two choirs will be conducted by the five conductors participating in the TMC’s Choral Conductors’ Symposium. This FREE community concert is part of the TMC’s education and outreach initiatives.

More details here.

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Singsation Saturdays: Beethoven Mass in C Major with conductor Jennifer Min-Young Lee

February 24, 2018, at 10:30 a.m.
Yorkminster Park Baptist Church

Join TMC Associate Conductor Jennifer Min-Young Lee to sing Beethoven’s Mass in C Major.

Jennifer Min-Young Lee is in her third year as Associate Conductor of the TMC. She also teaches music and conducts three choral ensembles at Bur Oak Secondary School. Jennifer holds a Master of Music degree in Conducting from the Eastman School of Music, Rochester, as well as Bachelor of Music and Education degrees from the University of Western Ontario, London.

More details here.

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MacMillan and Pärt

March 6 & 7, 2018, at 7:30 pm
Church of the Holy Trinity

Experience two great contemporary works in the intimate setting of Church of the Holy Trinity.

TMC and string orchestra perform faith-inspired works by acclaimed contemporary composers James MacMillan and Arvo Pärt.  It promises to be a powerful experience.

More details here.

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Sacred Music For A Sacred Space

March 28 & 30, 2018, at 7:30 pm
St. Paul’s Basilica

This annual TMC concert, now on two nights, brings together contemplative music with the beautiful setting of St. Paul’s Basilica and has become a moment of calm and reflection for many.

Noel Edison uses the venue to great effect, placing the choir in different spaces to envelop patrons in glorious choral music.

More details here.

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Singsation Saturdays: A morning with conductor Renata Dworak Berlin

April 14, 2018, at 10:30 a.m.
Yorkminster Park Baptist Church

Repertoire TBA

Renata Dworak Berlin, a past TMC Symposium conductor, is currently creating and directing an African Peace Choir in Ethiopia.

More details here.

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Singsation Saturdays: Romantic repertoire with conductor David Fallis

May 12, 2018, at 10:30 a.m.
Yorkminster Park Baptist Church

Sing through some great romantic repertoire, including works by Bruckner, Mendelssohn, and Vaughan Williams.

David Fallis is renowned for his work internationally and with Toronto ensembles Opera Atelier, Choir 21 and Toronto Consort.

More details here.

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