The Toronto Choral Society presents the thrilling music of Argentina’s best-known composer, Ariel Ramirez. We are delighted to be joined by the renowned Latin ensemble, Cassava, led by Rodrigo Chavez and featuring tenor Ernesto Cardenas. The 150-voice choir has presented the Misa Criolla and Navidad Nuestra multiple times to sold-out audiences and, together with Cassava, produced an acclaimed recording of both these works in 2014.
Using traditional Argentine instruments and rhythms, the composer gives us a mass setting in the Misa Criolla that is both exhilarating and haunting, using fantastic folk based melodies and integrating traditional percussion. Navidad Nuestra tells the story of the Nativity of Christ, from the angel’s message to the flight into Egypt. Join us for what will be a fabulous evening of authentic music from South America - Feliz navidad!
A Glorious Performance
Christmas Oratorio at Koerner Hall
Molto Grazie e Buon Natale!
Thank you to our guests and sponsors for supporting a wonderful night of Italian Choral Music. We had a sellout night and a great turnout despite the weather. We hope that the Mediterranean music inspired a little warmth.
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Thanks and looking forward to seeing you again for our SPO and Spring concerts! Stay tuned for details regarding these upcoming events.
Toronto Choral Society Takes on Iceland!
This year, the Toronto Choral Society (TCS) embarked on the choir's first international tour. A group of 80 people (including 54 choir members along with friends and family) spent a week touring and performing in Iceland. Highlights of the trip included performing at the incredible Skaholt church alongside the church choir and Selfoss Men's Choir as well as performing for the Canadian Ambassador, Mayor of Reykjavik and President of Iceland in Reykjavik's city hall. Choir members also enjoyed wonderful Icelandic hospitality, experienced epic waterfalls, volcanoes, black sand beaches, swimming in the Blue Lagoon, and some of Iceland's notoriously awful weather.
A heartfelt thank you to all of the choir members who attended the trip and whose good humor and high spirits helped make the trip such a success.
Carmina Burana, O Fortuna - Carf Off
Performed by the Toronto Choral Society during Winter, 2015.
The Toronto Choral Society (TCS) was founded in 1845, to foster a positive musical environment in which members can learn and develop both musical ability and choral repertoire.
The TCS aims to be an integral part of the community of Toronto, presenting important works from the traditional choral repertoire, exploring the music of the many cultures that make up our community, and making an active contribution to the life of the city by participating in community events.