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. In addition, 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.
Artistic Director and conductor of three of the TCS choirs is Geoffrey Butler, who joined the TCS in 1994. Under his guidance, the choir has flourished and grown, performing choral works in a wide variety of styles, from Baroque to jazz. An accomplished tenor, Mr. Butler helps the members of the choir to expand both their musical horizons and their singing abilities.
Accompanist of the Community Choir is William O’Meara. A talented pianist, organist and harpsichordist, Mr. O’Meara is well-known for traditional solo repertoire as well as his improvised accompaniments at international silent film festivals.