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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)

Our most recent performance…

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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.

Upcoming events…

** The VOCA Chorus of Toronto is thrilled to announce that their Fall guest clinician will be the renowned New York City-based, Norwegian composer, pianist and recording artist OLA GJEILO. The workshop will take place on Wednesday, October 12, 2016. More information coming soon.

** Our next major concert, ‘NORTHERN LIGHTS’ will be held on Saturday, December 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 and more information TBA.