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.
The 2013-14 season opens with The M Files, a programme exploring the ancient sacred texts of the season. In February, our Chamber Chorus presents its first solo concert with an eclectic programme featuring works ranging from Josquin to the Beatles. Our final performance of the season, The Road Home, will explore the varied nature of heart, hearth, and home.
We invite you to join us for another fantastic year of singing!