Introducing Our 2022-–23 Season!
Once more, from the top…
When The Edison Singers started in 2019 we were immediately challenged by all the starts-and-stops that every performing arts group faced during the Covid pandemic.
So this upcoming season is literally our second new beginning.
Over the next performance year we will embark on two international recordings and present concerts we’ve been polishing and perfecting but unable to perform before a live audience. These include the Fauré and Duruflé Requiems, the Rachmaninoff Vespers (All Night Vigil), and a luminous Messiah. We will also present our popular concert of Christmas music with many of the carols appearing in our new Christmas CD for Naxos entitled The First Nowell.
In May we will be part of a special concert in Cobourg entitled
A Hall So Grand, devised by our good friend Hugh Brewster. It will tell the story of the town’s magnificent Victoria Hall in words, images and song.
Most of these programs will be performed several times in different venues. Our home base is Guelph and Elora but we love to share our concerts with our many patrons in Toronto and Niagara.
We have an outstanding ensemble of singers––their energy, spirit and commitment to The Edison Singers is remarkable. They truly inspire me. We can’t wait to see you at a performance this season.
— Noel Edison,
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 (2007 – 2021), 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