2016–17 Season

Our 30th anniversary season saw inventive performances of choral favourites, including the Canadian premiere of Elgar's The Apostles.

Elijah - Felix Mendelssohn
November 5 & 6, 2016

With The Bicycle Opera Project, featuring Geoffrey Sirett, baritone, as Elijah.
 

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Download the Elijah Concert Program.

Why Elijah? Read The WholeNote's take on Pax Christi's interpretation of Mendelssohn's final oratorio.

Listen as Stephanie Martin talks with David Perlman of The WholeNote and Noel Edison of Toronto Mendelsson Choir about the history of the oratorio and their own productions of Elijah


Ode on the Nativity - C.H.H Parry
December 10 & 11, 2016

With Shannon Mercer and the Aslan Boys Choir

A rich and varied programme featuring traditional and new works, including:

  • Hubert Parry's reflective Ode on the Nativity
  • The ethereal Hodie Christus Natus Est by Palestrina
  • Two new commissions by the talented young composer Matthew Emery
  • Works by Gustav Holst, Arvo Pärt, and Poulenc


The Apostles - Edward Elgar
Canadian Premiere

April 29 & 30, 2017
 

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

Like Bach’s St. Matthew Passion, Elgar’s masterpiece provides profound, poetic insight into the ancient story of ordinary people grappling with epic events unraveling around them, painted larger than life by a masterful musical story teller.