Free Choir & Organ Concerts

Free Choir & Organ Concerts

Roy Thomson Hall's free noon-hour concert series celebrates the artistry of outstanding choral ensembles and organists, and spotlights the magnificent Gabriel Kney pipe organ. The community is invited to enjoy an hour of beautiful music in the splendour of this acoustically superb venue.

Made possible by the generous support of Edwards Charitable Foundation.

FREE ADMISSION Tickets are not issued.
Concerts suitable for ages 6 and up
Reserved seating available for school groups of 20 or more. Please click here to request seating.

For more information, contact Laraine Herzog at 416-593-1198

2016-2017 Season

David Baskeyfield

Amadeus Choir of Greater Toronto

The Season of Joy
Lydia Adams, conductor
Shawn Grenke, organ
Monday, December 12, 2016 - 12 Noon
Roy Thomson Hall

The JUNO-winning Amadeus Choir, founded in 1975, has been led by Lydia Adams since 1984, during which time it has grown in size and reputation to become one of Canada’s most acclaimed choral ensembles. Dr. Adams, who also leads the Elmer Iseler Singers, created Amadeus’s annual “Seasonal-Song-Writing Competition” which attracts submissions from around the world and serves as an inspiration to composers of all ages. A selection of the winning songs along with many seasonal favourites will be performed at this concert.

More Info: David Baskeyfield
Victoria Scholars Men’s Choral Ensemble

Victoria Scholars Men’s Choral Ensemble

Bach, Beethoven, Brahms…& the Boys
Jerzy Cichocki, conductor
William O’Meara, organ

Thursday, February 2, 2017 - 12 Noon
Roy Thomson Hall

The Victoria Scholars, formed in 1993 by graduates of St. Michael’s Choir School, have toured Canada and internationally, released four recordings, and are past winners of Canada Council’s Healey Willan Grand Prize in CBC’s Radio National Choral Competition.

More Info: Toronto Mass Choir

Orpheus Choir of Toronto

Mendelssohn Singers

Choral Gems through the Ages
Noel Edison, conductor
David Briggs, organ

Thursday, March 2, 2017 - 12 Noon
Roy Thomson Hall

The 70-voice Mendelssohn Singers is formed from the ranks of the much larger (150-voice) Toronto Mendelssohn Choir whose formidable history goes back more than 100 years. The Singers made their debut in 2003 and have since made regular guest appearances with the Toronto Symphony Orchestra and many other acclaimed ensembles. Noel Edison is the conductor for both the Toronto Mendelssohn Choir and Mendelssohn Singers as well as the 20-voice Elora Festival Singers, who form the core of the two larger choirs.

More Info: Toronto Mass Choir

Nathaniel Dett Chorale

Nathaniel Dett Chorale

Spirituals, Blues, Jazz & Classics
Brainerd Blyden-Taylor, conductor
Andrew Adair, organ

Friday, April 7, 2017 – 12 Noon
Roy Thomson Hall

The Nathaniel Dett Chorale is Canada's first professional choral group dedicated to the performance of Afrocentric music of all styles including classical, spirituals, jazz, folk and blues. Founded by Blyden-Taylor in 1998 to celebrate the work of African-Canadian composer R. Nathaniel Dett, the Chorale has since toured the world, showcasing the full spectrum of Afrocentric choral music, and recently appeared on this stage in concert with American soprano Kathleen Battle.

More Info: Toronto Mass Choir