With passion and commitment to excellence in choral performance, we are proud to present the Pax Christi Chorale 2019-20 concert season. Joined by exceptional Canadian guest artists and the superb Toronto Mozart Players, Pax Christi Chorale continues to grow as an ensemble of high calibre and a cultural beacon in our city.

Musical imaginings on literary inspiration featuring the world premiere of a newly commissioned work by Stephanie Martin
November 2, 2019

Jubilant choral masterworks by Bach, Vivaldi, and Durante  
December 15, 2019

An oratorio passion by American composer Craig Hella Johnson honouring Matthew Shepard's life and legacy
April 26, 2020


Appointment of New Executive Director

On behalf of the Pax Christi Chorale board and most importantly the selection committee, John Casey, Ron Knowles and Dermot Muir, I announce that Danielle McCandless has been appointed as our next Executive Director .

Danielle is well known by the choir by her exceptional work in her role as Choir Coordinator over the past year.  Danielle has held management positions in other organizations, worked with other boards, had leadership roles in organizations undergoing significant role changes and she brings a wide network of peers, colleagues and friends from the artistic community.

Carol E Ringer – Pax Christi Chorale Board Chair


David Bowser’s professional credentials and his vision for the choir are outstanding. He is an excellent fit with our commitment to artistic excellence and our goals for growth. We look forward to the many valuable synergies between David’s community and our own.
— Carol Ringer, Pax Christi Chorale Board Chair


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

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 ... 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