Welcome to VOCA Chorus of Toronto
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What people are saying about us…
— Donald Patriquin (2011)
— Stephen Hatfield (2012)
— Larry Beckwith (2014)
** The VOCA Chorus of Toronto is thrilled to announce that their Fall guest clinician will be the world-renowned New York City-based, Norwegian composer, pianist and recording artist OLA GJEILO. The workshop will be held on Wed., Oct. 12, 2016.
** Our next concert, ‘NORTHERN LIGHTS’ will be on Sat., Dec. 10, 2016 at Eastminster United Church, and will feature several works by Norwegian composer OLA GJEILO, as well as a wide variety of other seasonal selections. Guest artists: Elizabeth Loewen Andrews, Laurel Mascarenhas, violin; Rory McLeod, viola; Wendy Solomon, cello.
Our most recent performance…
On Saturday, May 7, the VOCA Chorus of Toronto performed Gabriel Fauré‘s renowned masterpiece — his powerful and profound REQUIEM — featuring Elizabeth Polese, soprano, Lawrence Shirkie, baritone and the Talisker Players orchestra.
The second half of our concert featured a wide range of secular and sacred repertoire based on themes of sky or heaven, including Ola Gjeilo’s stunning Across the Vast, Eternal Sky, Gabriel Fauré’s sublime Cantique de Jean Racine, Eleanor Daley’s gorgeous Paradise (Song For Georgian Bay) and wonderful arrangements of popular classics, Orange Colored Sky and Over The Rainbow.