We sing a repertoire reflective of our diverse and vibrant membership. Performances are rich and varied. Here are some highlights:
- Sing With Joy! (May 2001 Timothy Eaton Memorial Church) marked our first collaboration with an international choir. Coro Anthem from Monza, Italy under the leadership of Paola Versetti performed Baroque selections in period costumes. The Choristers performed a selection of spirituals and had commentary from Rosemary Sadlier, President of the Ontario Black History Society.
- Voices of Earth (May 2004 Eglinton-St. George’s United Church) was our 10th anniversary concert that included the world premiere of Stephen Chatman’s Voices of Earth, commissioned by the choir for this special occasion. We performed Fauré’s Requiem with the Talisker Players and the Junior Choir from Davisville/Metro Toronto School for the Deaf P.S.
- Opera, Anyone? (May 2006 at Eglinton-St. George’s United Church) included famous opera choruses and a fully staged production of Benjamin Britten’s Noye’s Fludde. We were joined by a choir and recorder group of children from Palmerston P.S. for this production.
- From Aurora Borealis to the Amazon (May 2008 at Grace Church on-the-Hill) featured native group, MorningStar River and the Junior Choir from Allenby P.S. Our programme included music from Canada and Scandinavia and also focused on music from Latin America.
- Voices Together – a Celebration of Friendship and Peace (May 2008 Calvin Presbyterian Church) was a concert in honour of 80 years of diplomatic relations between Canada and Japan. Our guest choir was Seiyukai under the direction of Kazuchika Tomokiyo, and the programme featured music from Canada and Japan.
Sample of Repertoire:
THE ARMED MAN: A MASS FOR PEACE K. Jenkins
GLORIA IN D A. Vivaldi
Noye’s Fludde B. Britten
REQUIEM G. Fauré
THE GOD OF LOVE HAS PREVAILED (“ORFEO ED EURYDICE”) C.W. Gluck
LET US ALL BE MERRY (“BARTERED BRIDE”) B. Smetana
VA, PENSIERO (“NABUCCO”) G. Verdi
congorÍ SHANGÓ A. Pacheco arr. R. Brenes
se todos fossem iguais a vocÊ V. de Morales arr. J. Beltrao
TODO CAMBIA J. Numhauser arr. V. Tabbush
turn the world around H. Belafonte