• The Annex Singers of Toronto

    Welcome to the online home of The Annex Singers of Toronto, a vibrant community choir that performs with spirit and sophistication. About to begin its 37th season, this 70-voice auditioned ensemble performs an eclectic range of both major and lesser-known works from the classical Western choral repertoire. The choir also demonstrates its ongoing commitment to contemporary music with numerous premieres of Canadian works.Annex Singers

    For the past ten years, The Annex Singers has flourished under the able direction of Artistic Director Maria Case, who brings dynamic leadership and inventive programming to the choir, including some of her own compositions. We are accompanied by the talented pianist Anne Lee and enjoy collaborations with a wide array of guest artists and ensembles.

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    We perform in concert in December and April-May, and each year we present either a cabaret evening in late May or a performance in early spring featuring The Annex Chamber Choir, a 24-voice ensemble formed in 2011. We frequently collaborate in Opera by Request productions, and take other opportunities to sing in the community as a community service.

    Please join us in 2016-2017 for another fantastic year of singing!

     

    Our 2016-2017 Season:

    Noël
    From the homespun folk carols of his native France, Marc-Antoine Charpentier weaves a magnificent tapestry in his Messe de Minuit. Carols remain at the heart of our programme, with settings by Praetorius, Willan, Rutter, Sandström and others, including a world premiere.

    Saturday, December 17, 2016 at 7:30pm
    Grace Church on-the-Hill, 300 Lonsdale Road (Spadina & St. Clair area)

    O Canada! A Choral Landscape
    Ours is a country of diverse and dramatic landscapes — the Rockies, prairies, coastlines, forests and great northern expanses are vividly imprinted on our collective imagination. Come hear the singing landscape in a programme of music by Canadian composers that evokes this mighty land. Including works by Willan, Raminsh, Glick, Chatman, Dett, LeTorneau and Sirett.

    Saturday, April 22, 2017 at 7:30pm
    Grace Church on-the-Hill, 300 Lonsdale Road (Spadina & St. Clair area)

    Cabaret:  Rocks and Trees (and trees and rocks…)
    In 1759, Voltaire dismissed Canada as “a few acres of snow.” How wrong he was — we’ve also got rocks and trees! From the fun and folksy to the sublimely poetic, we present the Canadian Songbook with words and music from our nation’s troubadours, including Joni Mitchell, Leonard Cohen, Gordon Lightfoot, Sarah McLaughlin, Stan Rogers and Wade Hemsworth.

    Saturday, June 3, 2017 at 7:30pm
    Bloor Street United Church, McClure Hall, 300 Bloor Street West (Spadina & Bloor)