The Toronto Mendelssohn Choir is Canada's oldest continuously performing arts organization. We have championed the choral music experience through three centuries - founded in the 19th - shone in the 20th - and blazing forward in the 21st.
In October 2019, the Toronto Mendelssohn Choir will celebrate three centuries of singing with a gala concert in Koerner Hall at the Telus Centre for Performance and Learning in Toronto. In collaboration with our concert partner, the Toronto Symphony Orchestra, this anniversary program will feature works from each of the TMC's three centuries: Gabriel Fauré's much-loved Requiem in the re-orchestration which Fauré made in 1894 (the year of the TMC’s founding); Stravinsky’s Symphony of Psalms – one of the greatest choral-orchestral works of the 20th century; and looking to the future - we will perform a new commission by Cree composer Andrew Balfour.
With a concert budget of $78,576, projected ticket sales and concert sponsorship cover only 80% of the cost to present this concert milestone. Your participation in our Singing for Centuries campaign will help cover items such as the costs of performing in Koerner Hall ($16,000), paying our soloists and orchestra musicians ($45,000), and renting/purchasing music scores ($1,500).
THANK YOU FOR YOUR GIFT TO THE SINGING FOR CENTURIES CAMPAIGN!