It’s hard to express just how thrilled we are to welcome you back to share the joy of live choral music once again. There is a special magic that occurs during a live concert, where both singers and audience are active participants in experiencing great music. I’ve experienced this magic many times and the choir and I can’t wait to make you part of it during our 21/22 season of five outstanding concerts.
We begin on December 5, 2021 with the most-loved of all choral masterpieces, Handel’s Messiah, performed with choir, soloists and orchestra in the splendid surroundings of Guelph’s Basilica of Our Lady Immaculate. Then we present our holiday favourite for the whole family, A Festival of Carols. Like our other winter and spring concerts, this will be performed in three different venues in Toronto, the Niagara region and Guelph/Elora.
In February, we invite you to be transported by the soul-stirring Requiems of Gabriel Fauré and Maurice Duruflé. Then in April you can experience the deep, rich sonorities of the Russian Orthodox tradition in Rachmaninoff’s Vespers also known as the All-Night Vigil. Finally, in May we have a truly special event celebrating the choral music of Canadian composer Timothy Corlis, which I guarantee you will find to be both appealing and beautiful.
Let the music begin!
Artistic Director & Conductor
A MAGICAL EVENING!
Thank you both for the first and extraordinary breath of Christmas to come!
That was an absolutely magical evening, one neither Ben nor I shall ever forget. The Edison singers are truly a gift, choral music of a grace and reach that we don’t generally hear in Canada. The performance took us all back to our childhoods, our grounding, our foundations, and the essence of who we are.
It is so perfect to have exceptional artistry opening the door for Christmas celebration.”
Feedback from an attendee
Noel Edison is one of the most inspiring choral conductors I have been privileged to work with. He manages to elicit gorgeous sounds and profoundly intelligent music-making from his singers. It is a great joy to know that Noel is at last forming his own ensemble. I can’t wait to hear it!
Director of Music, King’s College, Halifax
Organist & Director of Music, All Saints’ Cathedral, Halifax
Creative Director, Pelagosmusic
I have known Noel Edison since I was a child singing in the same church choir. Through the years, I have seen him build his choirs into a musical powerhouse of high level technical accomplishment balanced by an astonishingly sensitive music making. In Noel’s hands, the choir becomes an instrument of ravishing beauty. I am very happy to see Noel back on the scene and I wish him all the best in his new venture. The musical world will be better for it.
San Diego Opera – Conductor
Chief Conductor designate of the
NordwestDeutsche Philharmonie, Germany