Pax Christi Chorale has been thrilling audiences for over 30 years with rarely heard works and fresh interpretations of the classics, always performed with passion, conviction, and heart.

 

2016–2017 Season

 

Edward Elgar
Canadian premiere

With Meredith Hall, Krisztina Szabó, Brett Polegato, Lawrence Wiliford, Daniel Lichti, Michael Uloth and the Etobicoke School of the Arts chamber choir
 

April 29 & 30, 2017
 

 

C.H.H. Parry

With Shannon Mercer and the Aslan Boys Choir
Parry’s pastoral Ode on the Nativity paired with Palestrina’s ethereal Hodie Christus Natus Est and seasonal carols.

December 10&11, 2016

 

 

Felix Mendelssohn

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

November 5&6, 2016
 

 

The John & Margaret Casey Challenge

A message of thanks from the Pax Christi Chorale Board of Directors

We are so pleased to announce that the John & Margaret Casey Challenge goal of $10,000 in new donations has been reached. John and Margaret will be matching the new donations to the full challenged amount of $10,000.

We want to thank each and every donor for your ongoing dedication to Pax Christi Chorale. It is your support, enthusiasm, and financial commitment that make this choir a vibrant and successful organization. Each of you has made a vital contribution, and we are very grateful.

We'd also like to send a huge thank you to John & Margaret Casey who made this challenge possible. 

 

 


 

Meet David Bowser, incoming Artistic Director

Pax Christi Chorale is delighted to welcome David Bowser as our new artistic director in the fall of 2017. David comes to us with extensive and exciting experience as a choral and orchestral conductor, composer, and educator. READ MORE

 
 

 

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, Musical Toronto

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