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VOCA’s 2019 – 2020 SEASON
Friday, October 11, 2019
On Friday, October 11, 7:30 pm, join VOCA Chorus of Toronto soprano Emily Vick Agnew & artistic director Jenny Crober for “POPCORN & PLAYBILLS”, a fabulous tribute to movie musicals, past & present.
Special guests will include three of VOCA’s wonderful professional leads, Lindsay Connolly (mezzo), Parker Clements (baritone) & Kevin Mulligan (tenor), along with several grads of Sheridan’s renowned Bachelor of Music Theatre Performance program, Liam Crober-Best (tenor), Tevra Plamondon (soprano), Aidan Burke (baritone) & Gunho Kwak (baritone).
Our cabaret / VOCA fundraiser will be a delight for the senses, featuring a wide variety of solos, duets & larger ensembles, complete with vintage costumes, video projections… & FREE POPCORN! …all in an intimate setting with cabaret-style seating & lighting, & fully licensed bar.
We can’t wait to share the sights, sounds & stories of Broadway & Hollywood on Fri., Oct. 11, 7:30 pm at The Social Capital, 154 Danforth Avenue (2nd floor, above the Black Swan Tavern), just E. of Broadview Station.
$20 tickets can be purchased by contacting Emily or Jenny, or online at: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/popcorn-playbills-a-musical-tribute-to-stage-and-screen-tickets-72551644923.
Saturday, December 7, 2019
Mark your calendars for Saturday, December 7, 2019, 7:30 pm at Eastminster United Church (310 Danforth Ave. at Jackman/Chester Station) for the VOCA Chorus of Toronto’s winter concert, “COMFORT & JOY”.
Join us for an eclectic and engaging choral celebration of the season, featuring Antonio Vivaldi’s “Gloria”, Ralph Vaughan Williams’ “Fantasia on Christmas Carols” and selections by Ola Gjeilo (“The Rose“), Elise Letourneau (“Ave Maria for Mary Tevlin“), Mark Sirett (“Christmas in Carrick“), Pentatonix (“Carol of the Bells“) and other selections.
Our performance will feature soloists Dallas Chorley, soprano, Lindsay Connolly, mezzo soprano & Parker Clements, baritone, and special guests, the VOCA Chamber Orchestra.
Saturday, March 2, 2020
Come celebrate with VOCA at our 10th ANNIVERSARY CABARET / SILENT AUCTION on Saturday, March 2, 2019 at the Estonian House, 958 Broadview Ave.
This major musical fundraiser will feature several of our multi-talented choristers (including some of our professional leads) as soloists, in duos, and in larger ensembles, performing a vast array of musical theatre, jazz, classical, folk and other selections.
Our ever popular Silent Auction will be highlighted at this fully licensed event, which will also feature complimentary savoury and sweet appetizers.
Doors will open at 7:00 pm. Our Cabaret will begin at 7:30 pm.
Thursday, April 9, 2020
The VOCA Chorus of Toronto is thrilled to have been invited to present “STAR SONGS” as part of ROY THOMSON HALL’s 23rd Annual Choir & Organ Concert Series on Thursday, April 9, 2020, 12:00 pm at Roy Thomson Hall!
VOCA will be performing a choral and instrumental celebration of stars and the night sky, featuring works by Paul Halley, Ēriks Esenvalds, Kurt Weill and others.
We will be joined by guest artists Shawn Grenke, organ, Colleen Allen, sax and Jamie Drake, percussion. We hope to see you at this landmark, free event.
Saturday, May 9, 2020
On Saturday, May 9, 2020 at 7:30 pm, the VOCA Chorus of Toronto will present our annual Spring concert, “STAR SONGS” at Eastminster United Church (310 Danforth Ave. at Jackman/Chester Station).
VOCA will be presenting a choral and instrumental celebration of stars and the night sky, featuring selections by Paul Halley (“Ubi Caritas“), Ēriks Esenvalds (“Stars“), Kurt Weill (“Lost in the Stars“) and others, with guest artists Shawn Grenke, organ, Colleen Allen, sax and Jamie Drake, percussion.
Our Previous Concert
Saturday, April 27, 2019
On Sat., April 27, 2019, 7:30 pm at our “EARTH, SEA & SKY II” concert at Eastminster United, the VOCA Chorus of Toronto presented a spirited choral celebration of Earth Week. Our featured work, jazz musician Paul Winter‘s remarkable – and more timely than ever – tribute to the Earth, the “Missa Gaia / Earth Mass”, combined divergent musical styles and instrumentation with haunting recordings of a lone tundra wolf, singing Humpback whales and harp seal calls.
We also performed Cree composer Andrew Balfour‘s riveting “Ambe“, a wide range of inspiring selections by contemporary Canadian composers Paul Halley, Sarah Quartel and Matthew Emery, and compelling works by Ola Gjeilo and others.
Some of Canada’s most outstanding jazz and classical musicians joined us as our guest artists: Alana Bridgewater, vocalist, Colleen Allen, sax, Shawn Grenke, organ, Roberto Occhipinti, bass, Mark Kelso, drums & percussion and Juan Carlos Medrano, percussion.