Dr. Hilary Apfelstadt appointed Elmer Iseler Chair in
Conducting at the University of Toronto
It is with great pleasure that we announce that our esteemed Artistic Director, Dr. Hilary Apfelstadt, has been appointed the Elmer Iseler Chair in Conducting at the University of Toronto.
From the Dean of Music at the University of Toronto, Professor Don McLean:
“…The Iseler Chair honours the lifetime achievements of Dr. Elmer Iseler (1927-1998) the great Canadian conductor, composer and teacher, founder of the Festival Singers of Canada and the Elmer Iseler Singers, who was also a graduate of the University of Toronto’s Faculty of Music (in 1950).
The Chair was endowed through a generous gift from longtime choral music champions Vern and Elfrieda Heinrichs and matched by the University of Toronto as part of the previous U of T Capital Campaign.”
In her second season with Exultate, we continue to be grateful for Hilary’s gifts of musical excellence and kind encouragement. We look forward to our bright future under her tutelage in providing stunning choral experiences for our audiences and furthering the art of choral music.
A Canadian Noël
Friday, December 5, 2014, 8:00 pm
Sure on this Shining Night
Morten Lauridsen Shining Night Festival
Exultate is very pleased to be participating in the upcoming day-long festival of renowned, award-winning American choral composer Morten Lauridsen, on Saturday, October 25, 2014, which is taking the place of our regular fall subscription series concert. For tickets to this unique event, or for more information, please visit http://lauridsenevent.com.
Welcome to Exultate’s 2014-2015 Season:
Of Land and Sea!
2014-2015 will be an exciting season for Exultate, filled with pleasures new and old!
Our season begins with Exultate participating in a unique concert honouring American composer Morten Lauridsen. In concert with chamber orchestra and several of Toronto’s other great choirs, Exultate will perform a set of our own and join in a mass performance of Lux Aeterna with the celebrated composer present. The concert will be held at Yorkminster Baptist Church, and will take the place of our usual October subscription series concert. We have enjoyed performing several Lauridsen pieces in the past few years, and we hope you’ll join us for this celebration!
In December our ever-popular Christmas concert returns, once again featuring Canadian composers. We are joined this year by the Mississauga Children’s Choir. It’s a must-see concert for the season, and a great one to bring your friends and family to.
March can be a cold month – and we’re still shivering in memory of the winter past – but Exultate warms the spirits with a rich treasure-trove of choral gems based on the Psalms. O Be Joyful is the title of our concert and with spirits soothed and refreshed we will arm you with warmth and joy in anticipation of the arrival of spring. Palestrina, Di Lasso, Mendelssohn, Stanford, Mozart, Rheinberger, and Vaughan Williams… Need we say more?
Our May concert, the last of the regular season, is Songs from Sea to Sea. American and Canadian composers bring a New World sensibility to song cycles and settings, with poetry and music fitting for our varied landscapes and stormy coasts.
Normally, our season would end in May, but stay tuned! Exultate will be participating in a landmark choral event, to be announced soon…