Myths and Mysteries

Delve into tales of myth and music with the Ontario premiere of The Farthest Shore, by popular British composer Paul Mealor (first composer to have a number one hit on both British classical and pop charts), the Celtic legend of a Welsh village cast under a young boy’s spell offers the backdrop for an enchanting evening that includes Ēriks Ešenvalds’ evocative Northern Lights, and Jaakko Mäntyjärvi’s riveting Canticum Calamitatis Maritimae.

Guest: Young Voices Toronto

Saturday November 19, 2016 at 7:30 p.m.
Grace Church on-the-Hill, 300 Lonsdale Rd

Welcome Christmas!

Back by popular demand! Orpheus does something different by mounting a repeat! Orpheus Choir and the Hannaford Street Silver Band ring in Christmas with the eagerly anticipated return of glorious jazz and gospel songstress Jackie Richardson. Revel in our tidings of great joy in this beloved concert of magnificent seasonal music.

Guests: Hannaford Street Silver Band and Jackie Richardson

Tuesday December 13, 2016 at 7:30 p.m.
Yorkminster Park Baptist Church, 1585 Yonge St

With Glowing Hearts

Awaken glowing hearts with Canadian pride as we celebrate our nation’s 150th birthday. Orpheus Choir’s tribute showcases Ruth Watson Henderson’s The Magic of God’s World, and Derek Holman’s Laudis Creationis, together with premieres of two specially commissioned works by Mark Sirett and Laura Hawley that reveal the 1867 and 2017 faces of our home and native land.

Guest: Toronto Children’s Chorus

Sunday February 26, 2017 at 3:00 p.m.
Grace Church on-the-Hill, 300 Lonsdale Rd

Glorious And Free

Stand united with the Orpheus Choir in this glorious musical tribute to our Canadian values of respect and inclusion with the Ontario premiere of Larysa Kuzmenko’s The Golden Harvest. Commemorating the 125th anniversary of Ukrainian immigration to Canada and their arduous journey to new beginnings, this dramatic oratorio combines with John Estacio’s deeply moving ode to peace, The Houses Stand Not Far Apart, in a grand choral sesquicentennial celebration honouring the history of courage and perseverance that has built our diverse Canadian culture.

Guests: Renowned vocal artists Andriana Chuchman, soprano and James Westman, bass-baritone, the Vesnivka Choir (Kvitka Kondracki, Artistic Director), the Toronto Ukrainian Male Chamber Choir, the Orpheus Choir and the Orpheus Concert Orchestra under the direction of Robert Cooper.

Sunday May 14, 2017 at 3:30 p.m.
Koerner Hall, 273 Bloor St W

To learn more about The Golden Harvest, read Sylvia Hunter’s interview with Larysa Kuzmenko.