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Announcing our 2017-2018 Season!

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Friday, October 27, 2017, 8:00 pm

We Sing and Remember
Happy Birthday, Canada! This program features secular music from coast to coast, featuring folk song arrangements by Ewer, Henderson, Sirett, Somers, and Patriquin, as well as original music that honours the Canadian landscape and culture by Holman, Glick, Chatman and Raminsh. We end with Robert Buckley’s stirring “This is my home.”
The fast-paced program is sure to entertain you.

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Friday, December 8, 2017, 8:00 pm
We Sing and Rejoice
A Cross-Canada Christmas includes music by Canadian composers from every province. Contrasting settings of “Hodie” by Willan and Telfer open the concert, and a range of English and French music for the season follows. The concert features singers’ stories of the holiday season and includes a carol sing with the audience participating. Organist Dan Bickle joins us.
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Friday, April 6, 2018, 8:00 pm
We Sing and Play
Joined by special guests the Toronto Winds (Dylan Maddix, artistic director), we present a varied program of music by Rutter, Chatman, and a new commission by our composer-in-residence, Matthew Emery, for chorus and winds. Richards’ “A Cycle Round Britain” features folk-song
arrangements accompanied by wind quintet. This collaboration promises to interest a wide audience.
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Friday, May 25 and Saturday, May 26, 2018,8:00 pm
We Sing and Connect
Making music in community is one of choral singing’s best outcomes. We honour our connections by joining with the Miles Nadal Jewish Community Centre Adult Choir (Saturday, May 26). Music by Glick, Lang “ Mass for Many Nations” and Whitacre “Five Hebrew Long Songs” set the scene. Matthew Emery premieres his new work for chorus and oboe on the Friday evening concert. The May 25 Concert will also honour Hilary’s contribution as she retires from her role as Exultate’s Artistic Director.
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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.

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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.