“Have fun, be daring, be yourself”: An interview with our holiday concert special guest, Geraint Wyn Davies

Pictured: Stratford Festival actor Mr. Geraint Wyn Davies

Pictured: Stratford Festival actor Mr. Geraint Wyn Davies

Warm up and enjoy this season with a holiday story narrated by Stratford Festival Actor Geraint Wyn Davies during the Toronto Children’s Chorus’ annual performance at Roy Thomson Hall on Sunday, December 17, 2016 at 2pm. Mr. Wyn Davies will join Main Choir in presenting a special ‘musical’ reading of poet Dylan Thomas’s classic tale, A Child’s Christmas in Wales, with orchestral arrangements by Nancy Telfer.

Toronto Children’s Chorus and Roy Thomson Hall are excited to co-present one of Toronto’s most popular holiday productions. This season’s performance is called A Child’s Christmas. More than 300 choristers plus the Alumni Choir will fill the theatre with festive carols. Renowned harpist Judy Loman and friends from the Toronto Symphony Orchestra will also join the choir onstage.

In anticipation for our holiday concert, Mr. Wyn Davies kindly took the time to talk with the TCC about his most beloved holiday memories and his best advice for passionate and artistic young people. read more…

Sing Loo! 2016: Support your TCC chorister this November!

Sing Loo! is a fundraising campaign BY THE KIDS, FOR THE KIDS of the Toronto Children’s Chorus.

This year marks our 9th annual chorister-driven fundraiser and public concert. Funds raised during this campaign represent the largest source of operating support for the choir. Our fundraising initiatives are essential for maintaining the Chorus’s international reputation as a provider of superior music education and life-enhancing experiences for children and youth.

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Come hear the choristers “sing their pledges” at the free three-hour concert on Sunday, December 4 in the Sheraton Centre Toronto Hotel’s lobby. The concert begins at 1pm.

We would like to thank Sheraton Centre Toronto Hotel for their generous sponsorship and Incredible Printing’s kind contribution towards this year’s campaign printing.

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Artistic Director’s Message

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Welcome to our 39th Season!

elise-bradley-2012editFor centuries, music has erased borders and crossed cultures to help unite people and nations in peace. In the words of Martin Luther King, Jr., “Peace represents a sweeter music, a cosmic melody, that is far superior to the discords of war.” Even in the 18th century, Beethoven wrote that “Music can change the world.”

During our 2016-2017 season, which also marks my tenth year as Artistic Director, we look forward to sharing our message of peace and celebration through thrilling performances by all our ensembles, and by our special guest artists, including the Nagata Shachu taiko drummers, Spanish guitarist Warren Nicholson, Stratford actor Geraint Wyn Davies, harpist Judy Loman and members of the Toronto Symphony Orchestra. We are also honoured to have been invited to perform in Purcell’s Dido and Aeneas with Opera Atelier, and in Mahler’s Symphony No. 3 and Orff’s Carmina Burana with the Toronto Symphony Orchestra.

In the season finale, our message will take flight as the Chamber Choir represents Canada at the 11th World Symposium on Choral Music, hosted by the International Federation for Choral Music in Barcelona, Spain in July 2017. The Symposium’s theme, “The Colours of Peace”, perfectly reflects our own, and we look forward to joining 23 other internationally recognized choirs to celebrate choral diversity and help build peace in the world. While in Spain, the Chamber Choir will also compete in the Festival Internacional de Musica de Cantonigròs in Catalonia, our first major international competition during my tenure.

We are thrilled to welcome you to our 39th season and look forward to sharing our spectacular repertoire In Peace and Celebration with you!

Sincerely,
Elise Bradley, Artistic Director

“All of those people are pouring out their hearts and souls in perfect harmony, which is kind of an emblem for what we need in this world, when so much of the world is at odds with itself…”

– John Rutter, Composer & Conductor

Bravi! Critical acclaim for TCC in Dido and Aeneas!

“And special notice must be made of the Toronto Children’s Chorus Choral Scholars … This was a choir, basically of teenagers, who sang well beyond their years, investing their parts with verve, understanding, subtlety and power. They were quite a revelation.” – Robert Harris, The Globe and Mail  

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Elise Bradley, Choral Scholars and Wallis Giunta celebrating at the opening night reception.

Last night’s opening performance of Opera Atelier’s Dido & Aeneas at Elgin Theatre was a spectacle to behold! The Choral Scholars had the honour of performing with Canadian mezzo-soprano, Wallis Giunta, whose commanding performance not only inspired the audience, but also our choristers!Christopher Enns, Artists of Atelier Ballet and Tafelmusik Baroque Orchestra (under the baton of David Fallis) also performed, proving that when incredible talents collaborate, magic is made!

Congratulations to TCC Artistic Director Elise Bradley and Choral Scholars for their excellent work in this production!