Founded in 1978, the Amadeus Choir, now under the direction of Artistic Director and conductor Kathleen Allan, has become known for its professionalism, exceptional musicality, and diverse, high-quality programming. For the past 35 years, the Amadeus Choir has thrived under the inspirational leadership of Conductor Lydia Adams growing in size and reputation to become one of Canada’s pre-eminent choral groups.
In addition to the Amadeus Choir’s regular concert series, the choir takes an active role in Ontario’s choral community by working in collaboration with other prominent local ensembles, such as the Elmer Iseler Singers, Bach Children’s Chorus, Toronto Symphony Orchestra, Hannaford Street Silver Band, Gryphon Trio, and True North Brass.
About THE AMADEUS CHOIR OF GREATER TORONTO
The Amadeus Choir is a 90-member semi-professional choir drawing members from the GTA and surrounding communities. It presents a subscription series of concerts each season, in addition to performing with other choral and instrumental ensembles at concerts, public events, and benefits throughout the year.
Originally from St. John’s, NL, Kathleen Allan is a conductor, composer, and soprano who has rapidly become internationally respected for her compelling performances and engaging compositions. Her recent postings include being the Artistic Director of Canzona, Winnipeg’s professional Baroque choir, Director of Choral Studies and Associate Conductor of the Symphony Orchestra at the Vancouver Academy of Music, and Associate Conductor of the Vancouver Bach Choir. “I am honoured to accept this role and I look forward to furthering the exceptional tradition of music-making for which the Amadeus Choir is known.”
The Amadeus Choir performs at carefully selected downtown Toronto venues, presenting well-known artists in works by Canadian and international composers, including major works with instrumental ensembles or full orchestra, as well as challenging a cappella performances.