VOCA 9th ANNUAL CABARET, Sat., Mar. 2, 2019
Our 9th Annual VOCA CABARET / SILENT AUCTION on Saturday, March 2, 2019 at the Estonian House, 958 Broadview Ave. featured several of our multi-talented choristers (including some of our professional leads) as soloists, in duos and in larger ensembles, performing an eclectic array of serious (and silly) musical theatre, jazz, classical, folk and other selections.
Our ever popular Silent Auction was highlighted at this fully licensed event, VOCA’s major annual fundraiser.
EARTH, SEA & SKY II, Sat., Apr. 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.
POPCORN & PLAYBILLS CABARET, Fri., Oct. 11, 2019
On Friday, October 11, 7:30 pm, VOCA Chorus of Toronto soprano Emily Vick Agnew & artistic director Jenny Crober presented a fabulous tribute to movie musicals at the “POPCORN & PLAYBILLS” Cabaret.
Special guests included three of VOCA’s wonderful professional leads, Lindsay Connolly (mezzo), Parker Clements (baritone) & Kevin Mulligan (tenor), along with several multi-talented 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 sold-out VOCA fundraiser featured a wide variety of solos, duets & larger ensembles, complete with vintage costumes, video projections… & FREE POPCORN! …in an intimate setting: The Social Capital, 154 Danforth Avenue, near Broadview and Danforth Avenues, in Riverdale.