From madrigals to pop, classical to gospel - we've got something for everyone!
Light & Shadow
Saturday April 4, 8:00pm
Light & Shadow is a chronological narrative of before, during, and after a personally traumatic event.
Each piece was carefully selected to represent the following: youthful spirit, wonder, and naivety, life-changing calamity, and the recovery process of self-acceptance and self-love afterwards. It was created with the intention of inspiring conversation, peer support, and a positive cathartic experience with the conclusion that in spite of our scars, there is always a path to experiencing love, joy, and amazement more deeply than ever before.
The programme features compositions by Tavener, Morlock, Ešenvalds, Gjeilo, Daley, and others, and is presented in collaboration with cellist Raphael Weinroth-Browne.
Join Florivox Choir and conductor Joshua Tamayo as they take you on a musical journey through darkness and light.
As a journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step, so will the music begin with one single note of humility from Kim Andre Arnesen’s Magnificat and conclude with vocal praises and claps from well-known Malaysian Folk Song, Wau Bulan, arranged beautifully by Canadian-Malaysian composer and arranger, Tracy Wong!
The program will also feature an array of unforgettable lyrical melodies, including Joshua Tamayo’s arrangement of Leonard Cohen’s Hallelujah and Franz Schubert’s Psalm 23.
Florivox is pleased to be joined by the wonderful Quattro Filo string orchestra with concertmaster Aysel Taghi-Zada, talented pianist, Lisa Tahara, and incredible organist, David Simon.
Join us for our third annual Cabaret Night! This fundraising evening features the talents of our own choir members, performing anything but our standard choir repertoire. This event sold out last year, so get your tickets early!
12 Clinton St, Toronto, ON
The Light Has Come
Saturday December 14, 8:00pm
This concert features works centred on the light of the season, as evidenced in contemporary secular poetry, the Christian tradition, winter solstice, and the principles of Kwanzaa. It features works by living contemporary composers including the esteemed Canadian composer Sarah Quartel, whose work A Winter Day is one of two anchor pieces on the program. Quartel's work paints the Canadian winter in five movements with text by Sara Teasdale, Lucy Maud Montgomery, and Melville Cane. The second half features the Nguzo Saba Suite by African-American composer Glenn Burleigh, in his piano-accompanied work in seven movements on the principles of Kwanzaa, and shorter works by Felix Mendelssohn, Ēriks Ešenvalds, Eric Whitacre, Robert L Morris, and Morten Lauridsen.
Join Florivox Choir at Metropolitan United Church on December 7th to celebrate the winter season with 'A Ceremony of Carols’, featuring John Rutter’s Gloria transcribed for treble-voiced choir and Canadian Composer, Sarah Quartel’s Snow Angel. The choir will be joined by conductor Josh Tamayo, BrassAckwards Brass Choir, accompanist Victor Cheng and cellist Lydia Munchinsky.