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See Us at St Andrew’s Presbyterian Church, Markham on Saturday, May 27th!

If you can’t get to our concert on Friday, May 26 (or one evening of Exultate just isn’t quite enough) you can see us at St Andrew’s Presbyterian Church,  Markham on Saturday, May 27th 2017 at  7:30 PM as we will be performing to support St Andrew’s Ministry of Music community outreach programs.

Here are directions to the church.

Tickets are $20. For more information, please call 905 294 4736.

We would love to see you there!

Our Next Concert

A Time for Praise:

Music to Uplift the Spirit, Friday March 24th, 2017

A Time for Praise:
Music to Uplift the Spirit
Friday, March 24, 2017, 8:00 pm

St. Thomas’s Anglican Church
383 Huron Street, Toronto

Music has long been recognized as a source of comfort and joy. This program features a range of music with texts in praise of music’s powers. Ralph Vaughan Williams’ stirring Antiphon (Let all the world in every corner sing) opens the program, setting the scene for other works: Ruth Watson Henderson’s Make me a World, based on text by African-American poet James Weldon Johnson, which tells the story of Creation; Pachelbel’s Singet dem Herrn for double choir; Finzi’s My Spirit Sang all Day; Tim Sarsany’s Let the Heavens Rejoice; Dan Forrest’s The Music of Living; and Moses Hogan’s arrangements of spirituals, including I’m gonna sing and Music down in my soul

Our Christmas Concert is Fast Approaching!

Friday, December 9, 2016, 8:00 pm
A Time for Celebration:
A Canadian Christmas
St. Thomas’s Anglican Church
383 Huron Street, Toronto

In keeping with Exultate’s tradition of honouring Canadian music and customs at this season of the year, we feature Stephen Chatman’s Christmas Joy with brass, and other seasonal music by Eleanor Daley, Mark Sirett, Jon Washburn, Healey Willan, Harry Somers, Tobin Stokes and J. Scott Brubacher. We will close the program with a carol sing including audience participation, and we will continue our tradition of sharing singers’ stories of Christmases past throughout the concert.

Purchase Tickets here!

ECS Choral Competition 2016 – 2017

We are seeking works by emerging Canadian composers 35 years of age and under.

Parameters: The work should be 3 – 4 minutes in duration, and either a cappella or accompanied by piano. There can be some divisi. Ranges should be as follows: low F for basses to top A or B flat for sopranos, but keep the tessitura inside that. Tenor top is around G and alto bottom a G. This music should be unperformed to date.

Text: This may be sacred or secular, and preferably in English or familiar language such as French, German, Italian, or Spanish. Please be sure there are no copyright issues with the text. We would be especially interested in texts by Canadian poets.

Deadline: Please submit a pdf of the score electronically to Elana Harte, Manager, no later than December 1, 2016. (elana@elanaharte.com)

Prize: $1000 and a premiere performance by Exultate Chamber Singers at our final season concert on Friday, May 26, 2017, at St. Thomas Anglican Church, Toronto. The concert is entitled “A time for looking forward: music of young composers” and will feature music by primarily Canadian composers, with additional pieces by Erik Esenvalds (Latvia) and Jake Runestad (USA).

Results: These will be announced by January 2017. The panel reserves the right not to name a winner if a suitable work is not found.

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Our Next Concert

 

Friday, May 26, 2017, 8:00 pm

St. Thomas’s Anglican Church
383 Huron Street, Toronto

Here is the choir in rehearsal, singing “Hear My Prayer” by J. Scott Brubacher.

And here is Scott in conversation with our Artistic Director Hilary Apfelstadt :

This program will feature works by Canadians Kathleen Allan (In Paradisum), Matthew Emery (The Song my Paddle Sings), J. Scott Brubacher, Lavinia Kell Parker (Songs are Thoughts) and the to-be-selected 2017 winner of the annual choral composition competition for emerging composers. In addition, we will feature music by American Jake Runestad (Alleluia) and Latvian composer Eriks Ešenvalds (Only in Sleep).