Welcome to our curated section of WHO’S WHO Arts Presenters.
This is a list of the most significant and important groups in the city. If you think that you should be included on this list, please see more details [here].
Since 1945 the Kitchener-Waterloo Symphony has grown from a community orchestra into the third largest in Ontario.
Over its 40-year history, the Elora Festival has been recognized as one of North America's signature choral festivals, though it also presents all forms of classical, jazz, folk and popular music.
The Elora Singers, an all-professional Grammy- and JUNO-nominated chamber choir, was founded in 1980 and is the ensemble-in-residence of the Elora Festival for three weeks each summer.
The Brott Music Festival is Canada’s largest not-for-profit orchestral and opera music festival and the only festival with a full-time, professional orchestra-in-residence.
Hailed by critics and audiences alike as one of Canada’s finest oratorio choirs, Pax Christi Chorale delivers stirring performances with great polish and total conviction.
Music Mondays has served as a launching pad for emerging talent, and celebration of established local talent since its inception in 1992.
The Canadian Chinese Society for the Arts (CCSA) is a Canadian Registered Charity dedicated to the presentation of the classical music of both Western and Chinese cultures.
Trio Arkel presents world-class performances of great masterpieces of the classical chamber music repertoire, from Bach to present-day living composers, in beautiful, eclectic and fascinating programs that transport and move audiences. Our chamber music series features stars of the Toronto music community as well as guest artists of international renown.
Known for its unique musical point-of-view and its diverse and high-quality programming, the Toronto Classical Singers features lesser-known and rarely performed pieces as well as the beloved vocal/orchestral repertoire.
The Amadeus Choir is a 90-member semi-professional choir drawing members from the GTA and surrounding communities.
Over the last 20 years, Music Niagara has evolved into a world-class summer music festival, attracting locals and tourists from around the globe. Offering performances of the highest quality, Music Niagara spans the musical spectrum — chamber music, choral, vocal, contemporary, country, folk, jazz—stimulating audiences with the diversity of its programs and artists.
The University of Toronto Faculty of Music is a vital destination for the professional and scholarly study of music in North America. As part of one of the world’s top universities, the Faculty is home to a diverse and dynamic community.
Music Toronto presents and promotes traditional and modern chamber music. We present the highest calibre of international and Canadian artists, introduce artists new to the Toronto audience, foster the development of Canadian artists, and encourage the presentation of Canadian music.
Since its inception 1988, Mooredale Concerts has become one of the most exciting and successful musical enterprises in Toronto. Designed to inspire and entertain the whole family, great classical music performances feature top professionals as well as brilliant young artists. Some events also have commentaries on the music and human stories about the composers sprinkled in between pieces, enhancing audience appreciation.
An international classical music festival and academy, Toronto Summer Music Festival brings world-renowned performing artists to Toronto for an unparalleled combination of concerts, guest lectures and Masterclasses.
Lake Field Music Inc. supports a network of musicians by offering a music camp for adults as well as promoting workshops, readings and concerts.
Off Centre Music Salon began as an attempt to find the magical, inclusive atmosphere of the Viennese and Parisian Salons of the 19th Century. At a time when the concert hall experience had become almost clinical in its austerity, we felt the need, more than ever, to go back to a time when music was shared: young artists performing alongside established "masters", the great masterpieces programmed with the forgotten gems, creating music with (and for!) friends that are family and family that are friends.
The Women’s Musical Club of Toronto presents an annual series of world-class chamber music concerts that include both well-established international and Canadian performers, as well as exceptional musicians on the threshold of their careers. An integral part of the WMCT’s programming is the presentation of its Career Development Award winner every three years, as well as the annual commissioning of a new work by a Canadian composer.
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.
Syrinx Concerts Toronto first began presenting chamber music concerts in 2005. Its mandate is to promote Canadian composers; each concert in the series, performed by local, national or internationally established and emerging musicians, must include at least one Canadian composition integrated within a more familiar repertoire.
The Elmer Iseler Singers, conducted by artistic director Lydia Adams for the past 19 years, is a 20-voice professional choral ensemble based in Toronto. Founded by the late Dr. Elmer Iseler in 1979, the Singers have built an enviable reputation throughout Canada, the United States and internationally through concerts, broadcasts and recordings — performing repertoire that spans 500 years, with a focus on Canadian composers.
Founded in 2014, Bravo Niagara! Festival of the Arts is a not-for-profit organization dedicated to defining Niagara-on-the-Lake as an international destination for world-class music and intimate, innovative performances of the highest calibre.
Since 1997 The Chamber Music Society of Mississauga (CMSM) has created, produced, performed and recorded professional cultural programs for audiences of all ages. Each season CMSM presents a "Saturday Evening Great Hall Concert Series", an “Out and About” the community free performances in public spaces and as funding permits, curriculum based performances of “Tales and Tunes for Toonies” for young families and elementary school audiences.
Acclaimed as “a world-class ensemble”, Sinfonia Toronto is one of Canada’s finest chamber orchestras. Its repertoire includes all the major works for string orchestra from baroque to contemporary, and it has premiered many new works. It presents its concerts two of the finest concert halls of Toronto: at the CBC’s Glenn Gould Studio, where many of its concerts have been recorded for national broadcast and in the George Weston Recital Hall in North York. The orchestra has recorded for its own label, Marquis Classics EMI, Cambria and Analekta on iTunes.
Led by Artistic Director Lawrence Cherney and Executive Director Ben Dietschi, Soundstreams is a Toronto-based music presenter that commissions, develops, and showcases the work of contemporary Canadian composers and their international counterparts.
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