Toronto Mendelssohn Choir
The Toronto Mendelssohn Choir is a Canadian large vocal ensemble based in Toronto, Ontario. It was co-founded in 1894 by Augustus S. Vogt and W. H. Hewlett to celebrate the opening of the Massey Hall. The ensemble was originally an extension of the choir of Jarvis St. Baptist Church in Toronto which Vogt directed and Hewlett accompanied. It is named after the German composer, Felix Mendelssohn.
The choir has 150 voices, including a professional core of 20 singers along with auditioned amateur singers. The chamber-sized, 70-voice Mendelssohn Singers is formed from the choir.
The choir performs secular and sacred choral masterpieces in its own annual concert series, as well as regular performances with the Toronto Symphony Orchestra. The choir has toured in the United States and Europe, performing at the Carnegie Hall, Royal Albert Hall, Notre Dame Cathedral, the Kennedy Center, and major venues in Vienna, Salzburg and Prague. In January 2010, the choir travelled to Vancouver to perform in the 2010 Cultural Olympiad.
The Toronto Mendelssohn Choir's outreach programs include Singsation Saturday Choral Workshops for singers, and an annual Choral Conductors' Symposium for emerging conductors.
Birth and Death Data: Born 1894
Date Range of DAHR Recordings: 1926
Roles Represented in DAHR: Vocal group
|Company||Matrix No.||Size||First Recording Date||Title||Primary Performer||Description||Role||Audio|
|Brunswick||C248||10-in.||4/29/1926||Star spangled banner||Toronto Mendelssohn Choir||Mixed vocal chorus||Vocal group|
|Brunswick||C235-C237||10-in.||4/28/1926||God save the King||Toronto Mendelssohn Choir||Mixed vocal chorus||Vocal group|
|Brunswick||C238-C239||10-in.||4/28/1926||Star spangled banner||Toronto Mendelssohn Choir||Mixed vocal chorus||Vocal group|
|Brunswick||C240-C241||10-in.||4/28/1926||Adoramus te||Herbert A. Fricker ; Toronto Mendelssohn Choir||Mixed vocal chorus||Vocal group|
|Brunswick||C242-C243||10-in.||4/29/1926||Exultate Deo||Herbert A. Fricker ; Toronto Mendelssohn Choir||Mixed vocal chorus||Vocal group|
|Brunswick||C244-C245||10-in.||4/29/1926||God save the King||Toronto Mendelssohn Choir||Mixed vocal chorus||Vocal group|
|Brunswick||C246-C247||10-in.||4/29/1926||Scots wha hae||Toronto Mendelssohn Choir||Mixed vocal chorus||Vocal group|
|Brunswick||C249-C250||10-in.||4/29/1926||Men of Harlech||Herbert A. Fricker ; Toronto Mendelssohn Choir||Mixed vocal chorus||Vocal group|
|Brunswick||C251-C252||10-in.||4/29/1926||The rosy dawn||Herbert A. Fricker ; Toronto Mendelssohn Choir||Mixed vocal chorus||Vocal group|
Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Toronto Mendelssohn Choir," accessed September 17, 2021, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/104833.
Toronto Mendelssohn Choir. (2021). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved September 17, 2021, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/104833.
"Toronto Mendelssohn Choir." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2021. Web. 17 September 2021.
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