Welcome to the online home of the Annex Singers, an eclectic, sixty-voice community choir.
The Annex Singers of Toronto is one of the city’s oldest community choirs. It began in 1979, with a small group of people singing Christmas carols in the 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.
The 2012-13 season opened with December Diaries, an original programme exploring the warmth and generosity of the December season. We welcomed spring with our presentation entitled Heaven and Earth, featuring Fauré’s serene requiem as well as celebrating the tumult of life here below. Our final performance of the season is our Spring Cabaret entitled The Food of Love on May 25, 2013, an evening of great music, good food, and flowing wine.
We invite you to join us for another fantastic year of singing!