We are thrilled to announce that the Toronto Children’s Chorus will be part of Opera Atelier’s 2016-2017 Season!
The season begins in October with Dido and Aeneas (Oct. 20-29, 2016), featuring one of Canada’s most important young mezzo-sopranos Wallis Giunta and tenor Christopher Enns making their role debuts as the title couple, and includes Meghan Lindsay (Belinda), Laura Pudwell (Sorceress), Ellen McAteer, Karine White and Cory Knight. In a nod to the 17th-century performances that took place at Josias Priest’s girls school in Chelsea, London, the off-stage chorus for Dido and Aeneas will be made up of young singers from the Toronto Children’s Chorus. Dido and Aeneas runs October 20 (media night), 22, 23 (3:00pm), 25, 28, and 29 (4:30pm).
Sung in English, Dido and Aeneas (based on Virgil’s epic poem The Aeneid) was composed by Henry Purcell with libretto by Nahum Tate at the end of the 1680s. It is the story of Dido, the widowed queen of Carthage, who embarks on a blatant affair with the mesmerizing Trojan prince Aeneas. When he abandons her, she bravely embraces her one alternative to a life of humiliation and regret.
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Learn about their 16-17 season here: http://operaatelier.com/season/16-17-season/
Join the Toronto Youth Choir!
After a couple of rewarding seasons, the Toronto Youth Choir is pleased to welcome returning AND new members to the 2015-2016 season, Music of the Spheres! The Youth Choir is committed to providing opportunities to young singers who wish to enrich their lives through the art of song. Once again, Artistic Director Elise Bradley and Associate Conductor Matthew Otto have an exciting season planned, including a number of guest appearances, concerts and other fantastic performance opportunities.
The Toronto Youth Choir rehearses Tuesday evenings, from 7:30-9:00 p.m., at Christ Church Deer Park near Yonge & St. Clair.
Membership is open to young women in Gr. 12 and above, and young men with changed voices. The typical age is 16-28, and the annual fee is only $165.00.
To register for an audition, please complete the Youth Choir Registration Form 2015 and email it to Matthew Otto: email@example.com or drop it off to our TCC Offices at 26 Delisle Ave. in Calvin Presbyterian Church. Don’t worry, the audition process is painless!
The Toronto Children’s Chorus Chamber Choir performs on Canada AM on December 8, 2015.