Welcome to VOCA Chorus of Toronto

Welcome to our home on the web! Here you will find information about upcoming concerts and events, as well as details about our artistic staff, guest artists, and past concerts. If you haven’t already done so, please join our mailing list so you’ll be the first to know when we have something new to share.

What people are saying about us…

“What a thrill that concert was – ALL of it!… I was in seventh heaven during the performance of Magnificat for Turning… a SUPERB performance… brought tears to my eyes.”

— Donald Patriquin (2011)

“I listened to Winter Solstice with pleasure… stellar work with those opening chords… the quality that delighted me most was the sense of narrative… I think it is one of the most ‘loving’ premieres I have ever had…”

— Stephen Hatfield (2012)

“That was a very special concert tonight … a completely inclusive, unpretentious, deeply moving experience.”

— Larry Beckwith (2014)

Upcoming Events

The VOCA Chorus of Toronto is thrilled to be presenting the Canadian Premiere of world-renowned composer Ola Gjeilo’s DREAMWEAVER on Saturday, May 5, 2018. Dreamweaver, scored for choir, soprano soloist, string orchestra and piano, is a lush and evocative setting of a Norwegian medieval poem, ‘Draumkvedet’, an epic text with an expressive English adaptation by Mr. Gjeilo’s regular collaborator, poet and composer Charles Anthony Silvestri.

Also featured that evening will be Ola Gjeilo’s SATB setting of his stunning Song Of The Universal, a Toronto (and possibly Canadian) premiere, scored for choir, strings and piano, with an exquisite text by Walt Whitman.

Other evocative works will include Mr. Gjeilo’s gorgeous The Lake Isle, for steel-string guitar, piano and string quartet, with text by William Butler Yeats; Toronto composer Eleanor Daley’s sublime setting of the same text, The Lake Isle of Innisfree; Gordon Lightfoot’s classic, Pussywillows, Cat-tails, beautifully arranged by another Toronto composer, Bonnie Penfound; Ottawa’s Laura Hawley’s joyful, jazz-inspired setting of Shakespeare’s Sonnet 43 (All Days Are Nights); Kingston composer Mark Sirett’s exquisite Carrickfergus, and more…

Several fabulous guest artists will be joining us on May 5th: Ellen McAteer, soprano, Jason Fowler, guitar and the VOCA Chamber Strings orchestra.

We hope you will join us for this very special performance!