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Orpheus Choir’s 2016-2017 Season:




Stories - Myths and Mysteries

Myths and Mysteries

Saturday November 19, 2016 at 7:30 p.m.
Grace Church on-the-Hill, 300 Lonsdale Rd

Delve into tales of myth and music with the Ontario premiere of The Farthest Shore, by popular British composer Paul Mealor (first composer to have a number one hit on both British classical and pop charts), the Celtic legend of a Welsh village cast under a young boy’s spell offers the backdrop for an enchanting evening that includes Ēriks Ešenvalds’ evocative Northern Lights, and Jaakko Mäntyjärvi’s riveting Canticum Calamitatis Maritimae.

Guest: Young Voices Toronto


Traditions - Welcome Christmas

Welcome Christmas!

Tuesday December 13, 2016 at 7:30 p.m.
Yorkminster Park Baptist Church, 1585 Yonge St

Back by popular demand! Orpheus does something different by mounting a repeat! Orpheus Choir and the Hannaford Street Silver Band ring in Christmas with the eagerly-anticipated return of glorious jazz and gospel songstress Jackie Richardson. Revel in our tidings of great joy in this beloved concert of magnificent seasonal music.

Guests: Hannaford Street Silver Band and Jackie Richardson


Beginnings - With Glowing Hearts

With Glowing Hearts

Sunday February 26, 2017 at 3:00 p.m.
Grace Church on-the-Hill, 300 Lonsdale Rd

Awaken glowing hearts with Canadian pride as we celebrate our nation’s 150th birthday. Orpheus Choir’s tribute showcases Ruth Watson Henderson’s The Magic of God’s World, and Derek Holman’s Laudis Creationis, together with premieres of two specially commissioned works that reveal the 1867 and 2017 faces of our home and native land.

Guest: Toronto Children’s Chorus


Identities - Glorious and Free

Glorious And Free

Sunday May 14, 2017 at 3:30 p.m.
Koerner Hall, 273 Bloor St W

Stand united with Orpheus Choir in this glorious musical tribute to our Canadian values of respect and inclusion with the Ontario premiere of Larysa Kuzmenko’s The Golden Harvest. Commemorating the 125th anniversary of Ukrainian immigration to Canada, this dramatic oratorio combines with John Estacio’s The Houses Stand Not Far Apart in a choral song of praise to the unity of diverse cultures.

Guests: Andriana Chuchman, soprano and James Westman, bass-baritone, the Vesnivka Choir (Kvitka Kondracki, Artistic Director), and the Orpheus Concert Orchestra


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