The TCS is a community choir of 150 members that performs a challenging and eclectic repertoire including traditional choral classics and music of the many cultures of Toronto. Founded in 1845, the TCS is the oldest choir in the city.
Under the leadership of Artistic Director Geoffrey Butler, recent TCS concerts have featured works such as Bach's Christmas Oratorio, Brahms' Requiem, Haydn’s Creation, Handel’s Messiah, Ramirez’ Navidad Nuestra, Orff’s Carmina Burana, and Bruckner’s Te Deum.
In addition to its ticketed concerts, the TCS participates in community events like the annual Remembrance Day celebration at East York Civic Centre, and in benefit concerts for charitable organizations like Out of the Cold and the Street Haven Women’s Choir.
At the beginning of each season, in September and in January, the TCS welcomes singers from from across the Greater Toronto Area. New tenors and basses are accepted without auditions while sopranos and altos are invited to add their names to our waiting list. Attending weekly rehearsals and sectionals, singers who have varied levels of previous musical training are able to develop their vocal technique and musical ability in a friendly environment.