The Latvian Radio Choir is one of the most distinctive musical identities on the planet. A perennial audience favourite, they’ll present a program encompassing Latvian, Canadian and international choral favourites: unique interpretations of great Russian classics by Rachmaninov (excerpts from Vespers), and Latvians Pēteris Vasks and Santa Ratniece. There will also be Canadian choral works including a piece by Omar Daniel. The Latvian Radio Choir, under conductor Sigvards Klava, is always a sell-out and a celebration. TicketsFind out more »
Handel’s Messiah Friday, November 30, 2018 at 8:00 pm Lydia Adams conducts the rich textures of the solos and the glorious choruses that will once again be celebrated as the Elmer Iseler Singers present a “Grand Sound” in Handel’s resplendent Messiah. We continue our tradition of presenting award-winning Canadian soloists, professional orchestra and choral richness. Special guest artists: Choir The Amadeus Choir Singers Meredith Hall, soprano Marjorie Maltais, mezzo-soprano Asitha Tennekoon, tenor Giles Tomkins, bass-baritone Musicians Patricia Wright, organist Robert…Find out more »
The Holiday Season hits full stride with the incomparable Ben Heppner in a glorious evening of warmth, song and seasonal celebration. Join us at the marvellous Metropolitan United for an inspiring respite from the season and bathe in the glorious sounds of choir and brass. Ben Heppner, Host and Tenor Soloist The Elmer Iseler Singers Lydia Adams, Artistic Director Tickets, here.Find out more »
The Upper Canada Choristers and conductor Laurie Evan Fraser hope you can join us to celebrate 25 years of community service at a concert titled How Can I keep From Singing, Friday, May 10, 7:30 p.m. at Metropolitan United Church, 56 Queen St E (just east of Yonge Street beside St Mike’s hospital). Tickets are $25, children and teens free when accompanied by an adult. Tickets can be reserved by calling 416-256-0510 or emailing email@example.com. More info will be posted at http://uppercanadachoristers.org. Patrons are invited to bring a…Find out more »
Prairie Voices Inc. Artistic Director: Philip Lapatha Founded in 2000 by Dr. Elroy Friesen, Prairie Voices is an award-winning choir of 18-25 year old singers. Currently led by Philip Lapatha, Prairie Voices performs in their own concert series, tours, is a regular guest of the Winnipeg Symphony Orchestra and has recorded 6 CDs (including one as guest choir with the Winnipeg Symphony Orchestra). Prairie Voices has performed around the world, bringing their unique touch to a diverse repertoire. While placing an emphasis on…Find out more »
Shallaway Youth Choiris an internationally recognized and celebrated organization that is dedicated to exploring, developing, and celebrating cultural expression through choral music. Through our commitment to artistic exploration and the preservation of our rich cultures, our choristers learn the value of independence, discipline, and confidence, while also gaining a sense of pride and identity – as Newfoundlanders and Labradorians – and as global citizens. Founded in 1992, amid the devastating economic recession that resulted from the collapse of the cod fishery in…Find out more »
Founded in 1981, Exultate Chamber Singers is an adult mixed-voice chamber choir located in the heart of downtown Toronto. The ensemble is enriched not only by the strong musicianship of its members but also by their varied ages, cultural backgrounds, and academic and professional credentials. Together they form a passionate, committed ensemble with a wide-ranging repertoire. The choir is a three-time winner of the Healey Willan Grand Prize in the CBC National Radio Competition and was most recently awarded first place in…Find out more »
In this spooky Halloween-themed concert, Carl Orff's Carmina Burana will transport audiences to a rollicking medieval time, while Mike Oldfield’s Tubular Bells will provide a trance-like journey into the cult classic soundtrack of The Exorcist.Find out more »
Jonathan Oldengarm is the newly-appointed Minister of Music here at Metropolitan United Church, where
he is honoured to succeed Dr. Patricia Wright. A prizewinner at several national and international competitions,
he concertizes in Europe and North America.
Rashaan Rori Allwood is a multi-talented musician based out of Toronto, currently pursuing a PhD in
Composition. He holds a Bachelor's degree in Piano Performance and a Master's degree in Organ Performance.
Cari Astleford grew up in northern BC. She graduated with a Bachelor of Music in organ performance from
Burman University in Lacombe, Alberta under the instruction of Dr. Wendy Markosky.
Aaron James is the Director of Music at the Toronto Oratory of St Philip Neri, and a sessional lecturer in
organ at the University of Toronto.