Pax Christi Chorale is known for presenting dramatic masterworks with passion, conviction and heart.

The 100-voice, Toronto-based choir is led by Artistic Director Stephanie Martin, whose imaginative programming often introduces audiences to works that are a bit off the familiar path—music that is exciting and fresh but always rooted in the ancient art of choral singing. 

 

Pax Christi's 2016–2017 Season

 

C.H.H. Parry

With Shannon Mercer and the Aslan Boys Choir
Parry’s pastoral Ode on the Nativity pairs with Palestrina’s ethereal Hodie Christus Natus Est and seasonal carols for everyone to sing! 

Saturday, December 10, 7:30 p.m.
Sunday, December 11, 3:00 p.m.

Grace Church on-the-Hill
300 Lonsdale Road, Toronto

 

Edward Elgar

With Meredith Hall, Krisztina Szabó, Brett Polegato, Lawrence Wiliford, Daniel Lichti, Dion Mazerolle and the Etobicoke School of the Arts chamber choir
Elgar’s deeply moving “English Passion” and the prequel to The Kingdom.

Saturday, April 29, 7:30 p.m.
Sunday, April 30, 3:00 p.m.

Grace Church on-the-Hill
300 Lonsdale Road, Toronto

 

Felix Mendelssohn

With the Bicycle Opera Project
An imaginative re-interpretation of a beloved oratorio infuses the familiar story with fresh meaning, and prompts us to ask, “Who are today’s prophets and how do we view them?”

Saturday, November 5, 7:30 p.m.
Sunday, November 6, 3:00 p.m.

Grace Church on-the-Hill
300 Lonsdale Road, Toronto

 

 
 

Our 30th Anniversary Gala Celebration

Join us in celebrating 30 years of voices rising together in beautiful choral harmonies, and Stephanie Martin's 20th and final season as Artistic Director. 

Saturday, January 28, 6:30 p.m.
Carrier Gallery, Columbus Event Centre
901 Lawrence Avenue West (at Dufferin)

Tickets are $150, with a tax receipt for the portion of the price over and above the direct event cost.

 

 

Reviews

From Ms. Martin’s first season as Artistic Director, she raised the bar and challenged the choir with its first performances with orchestra. The choir has steadily added to its oratorio repertoire, enriching Toronto choral music lovers with memorable performances and gaining a reputation as one of Canada’s finest oratorio choirs.

– Choral Canada

Pax Christi Chorale continues to move from strength to strength. Given Stephanie’s imaginative programming, Toronto audiences are being exposed to a broad spectrum of excellent choral music.

– Howard Dyck, CM Conductor and Pax Christi Chorale Honorary Patron

A packed house at Koerner Hall was treated to a rare and stirring performance of Edward Elgar’s oratorio The Kingdom. Here was the full glory of a grand old choral tradition, delivered with great polish and total conviction.

– John Terauds

The choir, under the hand of artistic director Stephanie Martin, has grown more ambitious year after year, and the concerts – and the fundraisers – have increased in beauty and complexity.

– Joe Fiorito, Toronto Star

The performance I attended was a triumph. The work was quite rightly given without intermission and accordingly had real momentum. The combined effect of solo singers, choir and instrumentalists was entirely successful.

– Hans de Groot, The WholeNote