Performances

UPCOMING EVENTS


SPRING 2023

13th Annual Cabaret: Sat., Mar. 4

Join VOCA on Sat., Mar. 4, will for our 13th Annual Cabaret / Silent Auction (7:00 – doors open/Silent Auction begins; 7:30 Cabaret starts) – our first live VOCA Cabaret since March 2020!!

VOCA’s most significant fundraising event has also become an integral performance event in our choir’s season’s calendar.  

But it’s unlike any other performance we do each season! Our Cabaret will present an evening full of a wide variety of serious and silly solos, duos, trios, and small and large ensembles, featuring numerous choristers, including several of our leads, performing musical theatre, jazz, folk, classical and pop selections.

There will be cabaret seating, a cash bar, and full stage with sound and lighting. Audience members will be able to enter early (7:00 pm) to begin placing bids on the wonderful and varied Silent Auction items before the cabaret curtain opens at 7:30. (*Silent Auction payments can be made using cash, cheques or e-transfer, but not credit cards.)

We look forward to seeing you at our cabaret’s brand new, very spacious venueRiga Hall, at the Latvian Canadian Cultural Centre (4 Credit Union Drive), Toronto.

Tickets ($30) will be available very soon.  Good news, audience members! Our live Cabaret ticket prices haven’t increased since 2011!  And, there is tons of free parking onsite!

*This is a key fundraising event for the VOCA Chorus of Toronto. Even if you are unable to attend the Cabaret / Silent Auction, please consider donating using this link: https://www.vocachorus.ca/support.


Roy Thomson Hall: Fri., Apr. 28

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*UPDATE! VOCA will be performing “Shining Night” at Roy Thomson Hall on Friday, April 28, 2023, and at our main Spring concert at Eastminster on Saturday, April 29, 2023.

VOCA was thrilled and honoured to have been invited to perform a concert 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!  (https://www.roythomsonhall.com/tickets/voca-chorus-of-toronto/)

We will be performing “SHINING NIGHT”, a choral and instrumental celebration of stars and the night sky, featuring works by Paul Halley, Kurt WeillNicholas Ryan Kelly, Eleanor Daley and others at this re-schedulled Roy Thomson Hall event on Friday, April 28 at 12:00 noon. We’ll also be featuring a stunning work recently premiered by VOCA, “Anang (A Star)” by the renowned Cree composer, Andrew Balfour. (http://cameratanova.com/16/about-us/artistic-director/)

We will then perform an extended version of “SHINING NIGHT” on Saturday, April 29 at 7:30 pm at Eastminster United.

Both performances will feature three fabulous guest artists, all of whom have previously performed with our ensemble: Shawn Grenke, organ, Colleen Allen, sax and Jamie Drake, percussion.  

We hope to see you at both concerts, including our Roy Thomson Hall debut, in April 2023


“Shining Night”: Sat., Apr. 29

On Saturday, April 17, 2023 at 7:30 pm at Eastminster United Church, join the VOCA Chorus of Toronto for “SHINING NIGHT”, a vibrant and eclectic choral and instrumental celebration of stars and the night sky, which will include works by Eleanor Daley, Kurt WeillNicholas Ryan Kelly, Frode Fjellheim, Paul Halley, Richard Rodgers, Pärt Uusberg and others. We will also be featuring a stunning work recently premiered by VOCA, “Anang (A Star)” by the JUNO-nominated Cree composer, Andrew Balfour http://cameratanova.com/16/about-us/artistic-director/). VOCA is thrilled that this gorgeous new work for choir, piano and percussion has been published by Cypress Music Publishing, and that the sound file from our premiere (at our Apr. 30, 2022 “Star Songs” concert) is featured on the webpage: https://cypresschoral.com/…/andrew-balfour/anang-a-star/.

Section leads: soprano Noelle Slaney; mezzo soprano Lillian Brooks; tenors Kevin MulliganDavid Walsh; and baritones Justin Welsh James Coole-Stevenson

Our guest artists – some of Canada’s finest instrumentalists, all of whom have previously performed with our ensemble – will be Shawn Grenke, organ, Colleen Allen, sax and Jamie Drake, percussion.

Tickets ($30 Gen. Adm., $15 Students) will be available soon from choristers and via Eventbrite.

*This concert will also be our choir’s final performance with Elizabeth Acker, who has been VOCA’s absolutely brilliant collaborative pianist for 17 years!

*COVID-19 CONCERT PROTOCOLS
VOCA will be thrilled to welcome you to our live performance!  Because the health and safety of our choristers, audience members and volunteers remain our highest priority, *please note that all attendees will be required to wear masks.   We sincerely thank you for your cooperation.