Free Toronto Mendelssohn Choir concert-January 29th
Date: January 24, 2011
Location: Ontario, Canada
Choir type: Professional Choirs
The Toronto Mendelssohn Choir (TMC) and the Elora Festival Singers (EFS) will present a concert of choral works spanning four centuries under the direction of Noel Edison and five guest conductors. Michael Bloss will be on organ and Jim Bourne on piano. Audience members will enjoy choral masterpieces ranging from Byrd’s Sing Joyfully through excerpts from Haydn’s Creation and Mendelssohn’s Elijah to contemporary works by Halley, Lukaszewski and Whitacre.
The concert takes place Saturday, January 29 at 3 pm at Yorkminster Park Baptist Church at 1585 Yonge St, just north of the St. Clair subway station. This concert is free. Doors open at 2:30 pm.
This concert is the final presentation of the participating conductors in the Toronto Mendelssohn Choir’s inaugural Choral Conductors’ Symposium, led by Noel Edison. Participating conductors are: David Holler from St. Catharines; Melanie Marlin from Toronto; Matthew Otto from Toronto; Vaughn Roste from Baton Rouge, Louisiana; and Felix Shuen from Rochester, New York.
Noel Edison and the guest conductors will each conduct different selections – large-scale works with the Toronto Mendelssohn Choir and chamber repertoire with the Elora Festival Singers. It’s a great opportunity to see two of Canada’s renowned choral groups and get a glimpse of some up-and-coming choral conductors.
The concert is free with seating first come, first served. For more information visit www.tmchoir.org.
The Toronto Mendelssohn Choir Choral Conductors’ Symposium is sponsored by The Co-operators.