Toronto Mendelssohn Choir
The Toronto Mendelssohn Choir, as one of Canada’s largest choral organizations, believes its role is to provide Canadian audiences the experience of the classical choral masterworks of the world. Grand symphonic sound has been the Toronto Mendelssohn Choir’s trademark for over 100 years. Performing both sacred and secular repertoire, the 130 auditioned TMC choristers are committed to offering audiences authentic interpretation, clarity of expression and a profound emotional experience of some of the most important music ever composed. Concerts are exhilarating and uplifting celebrations of the triumphs, great and small, of the human spirit.
Each year the Choir presents its own concert series, performs with the Toronto Symphony Orchestra, and presents outreach programs including concert webcasts and the popular Singsation Saturday choral workshops.
Thoughts About Art and Community
The Choir is dedicated to engaging audiences with the power of great choral music. We do this through performances, webcasts (which have made our concerts accessible to more Torontonians and to others across Canada and the world), and free pop-up concerts. The TMC also works to strengthen choral music in Toronto and the region through programs for professionals and amateurs, including choral workshops where amateur singers can sing through and learn about some of the great choral repertoire.
The TMC presents a series of concerts in a number of venues throughout the city, including Koerner Hall, Yorkminster Park Baptist Church, St. Andrew's Church, and St. Anne's Anglican Church. The Choir performs a range of choral repertoire with guest instrumentalists and soloists, including oratorios with full orchestra, the popular Festival of Carols with brass, Sacred Music for a Sacred Space on Good Friday, and other concerts. The Choir also makes guest appearances annually with the Toronto Symphony Orchestra to perform major symphonic works, including Handel's Messiah.
The TMC's outreach and education programs include: concert webcasts on livestream; the popular Singsation Saturday choral workshops that bring together singers from across the GTA and guest conductors to sing through and learn about different choral repertoire; apprentice program for choristers aged 17-22; and the annual Choral Composition Competition for unpublished Canadian composers.