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Festival of Carols - Toronto Mendelssohn Choir

Festival of Carols - Toronto Mendelssohn Choir
Toronto Mendelssohn Choir presents Festival of Carols photo
December 07, 2022 | 7:30 PM
  • Starting at: $39.95
  • Venue: Yorkminster Park Baptist Church
  • Genre: Classical, Vocal
  • Presenter: Toronto Mendelssohn Choir

Celebrate this holiday season with Toronto’s beloved tradition — Toronto Mendelssohn Choir’s annual celebration of music: Festival of Carols. This year, the TMChoir is bringing back the much-anticipated sing-along portion of the concert with pieces such as Joy to the World, Silent Night, and O Come All Ye Faithful. Under the direction of Maestro Jean-Sébastien Vallée, both the TMChoir and TMSingers bring this program to life, and are joined by guest artist Isabelle Demers on the organ.

This year’s program also features a brand-new commission from composer-in-residence Dr. Shireen Abu-Khader: Heartbeat. She writes, “The starting point for composing this carol stemmed from asking the question, “Why do all beautiful Christmas carols, that the world knows, not match the soundscape of the actual birth of Christ - Bethlehem?” The piece itself uses Byzantine chant and Greek melodies familiar to the composer, along with newly composed melodies focussing on the welcoming of children and the emotions of motherhood.

Jean-Sébastien Vallée, conductor
Isabelle Demersm, organist
Toronto Mendelssohn Choir 
Toronto Mendelssohn Singers
Shireen Abu-Khader, composer-in-residence

Venue: Yorkminster Baptist Church, 1585 Yonge St, Toronto, ON M4T 1Z9
Duration: 1h22 minutes 
Section A - Balcony seating is accessed by a stairway only
Section A & B are wheelchair accessible

Webcast will be available through the end of December.

VoxTix can be purchased online, in person and over the phone but are only available for pick up at the Box Office or concert and I.D. must be provided.