Toronto Chamber Consort

About the Program

Since 2014, the Toronto Chamber Consort program has targeted singers with excellent choral musicianship, leadership ability with vocal ensembles, and an interest in early music and historical performance. In almost all cases our successful applicants have done special training in early music, in summer courses such as the Tafelmusik Baroque Summer Institute or elsewhere.

Successful applicants commit to serving as section leads to the TCC, and as such are present at all rehearsals. They are asked to take an active role in shaping the choir’s sound by leading vocal warmups and directing sectional rehearsals. In return, they are paid at the TCC’s section-lead rates, are offered solo and small ensemble opportunities at the choir’s performances, and receive coaching with the TCC’s Artistic Director and other invited guests.

The program currently has one lead position for each of four sections of the choir (SATB). At the discretion of the Artistic Director, some positions may be shared between two candidates within the same season. Successful applicants may be able to retain their positions in future seasons without re-auditioning. In fact, the TCC is especially interested in working with singers who remain a part of our singing community for multiple seasons, and the choir now offers a different stipend for Consort members who have sung with us for at least four projects.

The choir benefits from the program in all of these ways:

The Consort members in turn receive these benefits:

Donations to the Toronto Chamber Choir can be earmarked to support the Consort Program.

Click here to apply to the program.

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