“STAR SONGS” Spring Concert
*NEW DATE: Saturday, April 30, 2022!*
It’s really happening! On Saturday, April 30, 2022 at 7:30 pm, the VOCA Chorus of Toronto will – finally, after waiting for 2 years! – be performing our “STAR SONGS” concert in-person at Eastminster United Church (310 Danforth Ave. at Jackman/Chester Station)!
VOCA’s first live performance since December 2019 will feature a variety of classical contemporary, jazz and musical theatre selections celebrating stars and the night sky.
We’re truly thrilled that our concert will be presenting a world premiere of the exquisite “Anang (A Star)” by the renowned Cree composer Andrew Balfour (http://cameratanova.com/16/about-us/artistic-director/). Other featured composers/songwriters will include Eleanor Daley, Morten Lauridsen, Bart Howard, Ēriks Ešenvalds, Paul Halley, Kurt Weill and Frode Fjellheim.
Date: Saturday, April 30, 2022
Time: 7:30 pm (Doors will open at 7:00 pm.)
Venue: Eastminster United Church, 310 Danforth Ave., Toronto (Chester Subway)
Tickets: $30.00 General Admission; $15.00 Students https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/star-songs-tickets-305601481257
Artistic Director: Jenny Crober
Collaborative Pianist: Elizabeth Acker
Guest Artists: Colleen Allen, sax; Shawn Grenke, organ; Jamie Drake, percussion Section Leads: Dallas Chorley, soprano; Alex Hetherington, mezzo; Kevin Mulligan, Eli Theocharidis, Walter Mahabir, tenors; Parker Clements, James Coole-Stevenson, baritones
Flyer, MailChimp Design: Jenny Crober
Other Promo & Publicity: Jenny Crober & Naomi Shewchuk
* COVID-19 CONCERT PROTOCOLS: VOCA is thrilled to welcome you to our live performance, after a 2 year wait! The health and safety of our audience members, choristers and volunteers remain of highest priority to us. Limited tickets will be sold, and all audience members and volunteers will be required to wear masks upon entry and while inside the church, and to show proof of vaccination upon entry. We thank you in advance for your cooperation.
2022 Spring Cabaret/Silent Auction
Save the date for Saturday, March 5, 2022 at 7:30 pm (Zoom doors will open at 7:00) for the VOCA Chorus of Toronto’s 12th Annual (& 2nd Online) Spring Cabaret / Silent Auction Fundraiser!
Our Cabaret will be a virtual delight, featuring a wide variety of musical theatre, jazz, pop and classical selections presented by numerous, multi-talented VOCA choristers, along with all of our professional staff: artistic director Jenny Crober, collaborative pianist Elizabeth Acker, soprano Dallas Chorley, mezzo Alex Hetherington, tenors Kevin Mulligan and Eli Theocharidis, and baritones Parker Clements and James Coole-Stevenson. Our evening will include numerous selections in tribute to the brilliant composer Stephen Sondheim, and will conclude with a performance by our choristers.
Co-hosts Emily Vick Agnew & Tom Roedding will masterfully lead us through this magical evening of music-making, quizzes & camaraderie – from their living rooms to yours.
Thanks to a number of generous donors, our annual Silent Auction will feature an assortment of items, including one-of-a-kind crafts, scrumptious home-baked goods, music coaching sessions, a house/garden concert featuring violin and piano, a chance to conduct at a VOCA concert!… and much more. Bidding will begin on Mon., Feb. 21 and end on Sun., Mar. 6.
Date: Saturday, March 5, 2022
Time: 7:00 pm – ‘Doors Open’; 7:30 – Cabaret Begins
Tickets: $25.00; Raffle Tickets – $10.00 (See “Add-ons”)
Artistic Director / Event Coordinator: Jenny Crober
Collaborative Pianists / Coaches: Jenny Crober & Elizabeth Acker
Co-hosts: Emily Vick Agnew & Tom Roedding
Silent Auction Organizers: Chrissy Doig, Dagmar Schroeder, Lee Martin, Betsy Wimbs & Leslie Sinclair (with Ellen Richardson, Jennifer Crawford & Judy MacDougall)
Online Silent Auction Facilitator: Mark Gold
Eventbrite Facilitators: Naomi Shewchuk with Jenny Crober
Zoom V-Jay: Andrew Wolf
Flyer: Naomi Shewchuk with Jenny Crober
Other Promo & Publicity: Jenny Crober
Roy Thomson Hall!
*New date TBA
Exciting news for the VOCA Chorus of Toronto for Spring 2022!
We were 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! (https://www.roythomsonhall.com/tickets/voca-chorus-of-toronto/)
Due to COVID-19, our concert was postponed, but it will be rescheduled – date TBC.
VOCA will be performing “STAR SONGS”, a choral and instrumental celebration of stars and the night sky, featuring works by Paul Halley, Ēriks Esenvalds, Eleanor Daley, Kurt Weill and others.
We’re also thrilled to be featuring a world premiere, “Anang (The Star)”, written in Obijway and English by the renowned Cree composer, Andrew Balfour. (http://cameratanova.com/16/about-us/artistic-director/)
VOCA will be joined by 3 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 this free concert, our Roy Thomson Hall debut!