Welcome to the online home of the Annex Singers of Toronto, an eclectic, sixty-voice community choir.
The Annex Singers is one of Toronto’s oldest community choirs. It began in 1979, with a small group of people singing Christmas carols in Toronto’s Annex neighbourhood under the direction of Lesia Deacon, a pianist and music teacher, who was our first music director. Since that time, it has grown to a membership of sixty choristers.
For the past eight years, the choir has flourished under the able direction of Maria Case. Conducting the Annex Singers since 2005, Maria has brought dynamic leadership and inventive programming to the choir, including some of her own compositions.
Typically, two formal concerts are held each year, as well as outreach performances in various downtown Toronto locations and a themed cabaret at the close of the season. The cabaret provides a supportive and light-hearted venue for fledgling performers.
We’re very excited to be celebrating 35 years of singing in our 2014-2015 season. The season opens with The Ice Storm, a newly-created choral drama reflecting on the events of last year’s holidays. Our spring concert is a performance of Haydn’s magnificent Lord Nelson Mass, which we’ll present in a new venue for us, the beautiful Grace Church-on-the-Hill. Finally, we’ll close the season with our traditional cabaret, a jubilant celebration in food, wine, and song where we’ll invite you to toast to our 35 years of making choral music!
Please join us for another fantastic year of singing!