We look forward to seeing you throughout our 2018/19 season.
Maple Sugar Music
Sunday, February 24, 2019
Beach United Church
Featuring the popular “Messe Quebecois” by Pierick Houdy, along with music celebrating the Spring thaw.
Written in 1973 by Canadian composer Pierick Houdy for fiddle, piano and spoons, this original composition draws on the two strong musical traditions in French Canadian culture of church music and folk fiddling. The fiddle leads and accompanies most of the joy filled movements while the more reflective sections are set for choir alone. While the text adopts a folk mass tradition of using the language of the people – in this case French – this musical setting is also so heavily infused with the style of traditional country dancing as to leave very few feet unmoved to tap a toe.
A Special Silent Auction
You will have the opportunity to bid on a few select items including …
A One-of-a-Kind, Hand-Made Quilt
An Original Numbered Print by Canadian artist Doug Comeau
Giant Gift Baskets of all things comestible and libatious from coast to coast.
Viewing of articles will be possible before the concert and at intermission so arrive in plenty of time.
M Duruflé Requiem
April 19, 2019
Church of St. Aidan
Maurice Duruflé wrote the Requiem during the Vichy régime in World War 2 and was still working on it when the régime collapsed in 1944. Duruflé claimed that the melodies are “based exclusively on themes from the Gregorian funeral mass”, sometimes adopted exactly, sometimes inspired by those themes. The music combines elements of Debussy, Messiaen and Fauré into a masterpiece of choral music with a subtle orchestration and a focus on peace and rest.
English Tea with Music
May 5, 2019
Chapel Concert: 2:00pm – 2:30pm
Tea: 3:00pm – 4:30pm
Knox College, 59 St George St.
Toronto Beach Chorale is excited to be hosting its first ever English Tea with music in Knox College’s historic Dining Hall at the University of Toronto.
Guests are invited to begin their afternoon by attending a 1/2 hour concert of sacred music performed by Toronto Beach Chorale in the college chapel. Following this concert, guests will proceed through the cloister garden to the dining hall.
The Tea will include the traditional scones, served with clotted cream and jams, savoury sandwiches, and sweet desserts, accompanied by a selections of teas.
During the Tea, the Toronto Beach Chorale choristers will entertain guests with a light concert of non-sacred music.
We encourage you to reserve your table early as space is limited to 100 guests.