What’s new at Toronto Beach Chorale
After a long hiatus from in-person rehearsals and public performances due to COVID-19, from March 2020 until August 2021, Toronto Beach Chorale is hoping to return to preparing a regular concert season in the 2021-2022 year. We have concerts planned for Fall, Winter and Spring, and we have a rehearsal space lined up for the year for our members. Our planned dates are:
- Sunday December 12, 7:30 pm, Kingston Road United Church: Songs arranged by Dan Forrest, and Rutter Magnificat
- Sunday February 27, Beaches United Church: Songs on a Canadian Theme.
- Sunday April 24, St Anne’s Anglican Church: Lauridsen Lux Aeterna and Faure Requiem
Our time apart was put to good use – in Fall 2020 we conducted small in-person choral workshops, focused on rhythm and sightsinging. We then delivered a virtual performance – seasons greetings via email and a video compilation of singers performing The Light of Christmas by Joel Raney, followed by Silent Night.
In the spring we held small group workshops via Zoom that further built our musical technical abilities. This puts us in a great position to quickly pick up the new repertoire we are planning for this year.
Toronto Beach Chorale is grateful to Rama East Gaming Centre for funds we receive from them for their Charity Gaming operations, which were helpful in covering production costs associated with the December 2020 video, and which will be instrumental in helping us cover production and professional musician costs in our upcoming season, so that we can keep our tickets affordable and provide an appropriate level of social distancing to ensure all audience members are kept safe.