Joy to the World. Florivox of Univox Choirs Toronto fills the season with joy featuring works by Williams, Joubert & McElroy, Rutter, Pentatonix and Handel. Joshua Tamayo, conductor; Victor Cheng, accompanist. Continue reading
- performed on December 11, 2016
- performed on December 09, 2016
Serenity, Hope, Light. Univox of Univox Choirs Toronto presents works for Christmas, Hanukkah and the winter season. Featuring works by Bach, Stroope, Gjeilo, Whitacre, Guillaume, Jacobson. Dallas Bergen, conductor; Susanne Maziarz, piano; Rachel Pomedli, cello. Continue reading
- performed on June 17, 2016
Join us for a joint concert and epic choral journey of grief and loss, struggle and triumph, peace and hope. The program will include a breadth of music – classical to contemporary – and will range from the peacefully sublime works of Eleanor Daley, Charles Villiers Stanford, Eric Whitacre and Imant Raminsh to dramatic tours de force by Randall Stroope, Srul Irving Glick and Gwyneth Walker. Conducted by Dallas Bergen and Joshua Tamayo, with accompanist Victor Cheng. Continue reading
Joy to the World
Sunday, December 11
All Saints Kingsway
2850 Bloor St. West
Conductor Joshua Tamayo and Florivox Choir invite you to celebrate the sounds of the season on Sunday December 11th with Joy to the World! The concert features traditional and contemporary arrangements of holiday favourites including O Come All Ye Faithful, I'll be Home for Christmas and Huron Carol. The concert will kick off with Sing Unto God from G.F. Handel's famous oratorio Judas Maccabaeus. Other highlights include Somewhere in my Memory from "Home Alone" by John Williams, That's Christmas to Me, made famous by the a cappella group Pentatonix and gospel tinged arrangements of O Holy Night and Joy to the World from Joubert and McElroy's Christmas cantata Great Joy. Florivox is pleased to welcome back Victor Cheng as our accompanist.
The concert will include a PWYC bake sale of sweets and treats at intermission as well as a silent auction fundraiser.
Joshua Tamayo, Conductor
Victor Cheng, Piano
Tickets $20 / $15 (student/senior/advance)
Florivox is pleased to have New Beginnings Support Program as our charity partner for this performance! A portion of the proceeds from the concert will be donated. New Beginnings is a charitable agency that works in the community to improve the quality of lives of women and children who need assistance. More info here: http://www.newbeginningsprogram.ca/
Serenity, Hope, Light
Friday, December 9
Christ Church Deer Park
1570 Yonge St.
Please join us on Friday, December 9 for our annual December concert. Serenity, Hope, Light will feature works for Christmas, Hanukkah and the winter season. The choir will perform Bach’s masterpiece, Lobet den Herrn alle Heiden along with serene and lush settings by renowned contemporary composers Ola Gjeilo, Eric Whitacre, and Randall Stroope. The spirit of Hanukkah is captured in Yiddish settings by Joshua Jacobson and Stanley Hoffman. Works of the African-diaspora include Sydney Guillaume’s Dominus Vobiscum, a work that beautifully combines the polyrhythms and energy of Afro-Haitian music with the tradition of the sacred Latin motet; the jazz-gospel setting, Sistah Mary, by Rosephanye Powell; and the bluesy spiritual Is a Light Shining in the Heavens by Robert L Morris. Univox is joined by special guests Rachel Pomedli (cello) and Susanne Maziarz (piano).
Dallas Bergen, Conductor
Susanne Maziarz, Piano
Rachel Pomedli, Cello
Tickets $25 / $20 (student/senior/advance). 18 & under PWYC.
Univox is proud to partner with The Stop Community Food Centre as our charity for this concert. A portion of the proceeds will be donated.
The Stop Community Food Centre is a leader in providing access to healthy food and building community in an attempt to resolve the underlying issues that can lead to poverty and hunger. As part of a wide range of community food programs, The Stop is in need of healthy, non-perishable food or monetary donations to help continue the wonderful work they do within the community. At our concert, we will be collecting donations on their behalf. If you choose to bring a non-perishable item, we ask it be one of the following: rice, milk alternatives (boxed soy milk, rice milk, etc.), and dried or canned beans/legumes which will help to continue the focus on healthy food items.
"Florivox Choir is excited to announce Joshua Tamayo as conductor for the 2016/2017 and 2017/2018 seasons. Joshua brings his considerable talent as singer, musician, and arranger along with his extensive conducting experience to our choir. Joshua's first season will take us from Christmas and the holiday season, onto Broadway and Hollywood, and caps off the year with the debut of new choral and orchestral works written by renowned and established young North American composers. This season promises to be both beautiful and fun and we hope you will join us for the journey. Welcome Joshua!"
~ Anne Floros, VP of Florivox Choir
Univox Choirs Toronto next season is starting soon!
Members get ready for our first joint rehearsal on Sept. 6 from 5:45pm-8pm @ New Horizons (1140 Bloor St W). Bring a snack to share! (And your fees!)
Prospective new members please check out our Join Us page.
Univox Choirs spring season is over and we're currently enjoying some well deserved R&R over the summer. We'll be back in September but please keep messaging us about joining!
Univox Choir Tour 2016
Dallas Bergen, conductor
Two days only! Don't miss out!
Univox heads out to Southwestern Ontario for their summer tour this year. Join us to see a concert filled with some of our greatest hits and most memorable pieces.
Cambridge Arts Festival
June 18, 2pm and 4pm
Cambridge City Hall
June 19, 1:30pm
St. Paul's United Church (88 Bidwell St)
$15 adult / $10 student
Univox and Florivox present:
Revelation, War & Peace
Friday, June 17
1570 Yonge Street
Join us on June 17 as Univox and Florivox present Revelation, War & Peace. The program will include a breadth of music – classical to contemporary – and will range from the peacefully sublime works of Eleanor Daley, Charles Villiers Stanford, Eric Whitacre and Imant Raminsh to dramatic tours de force by Randall Stroope, Srul Irving Glick and Gwyneth Walker. Also works by Craig Hella Johnson, Rosephanye Powell, John Tavener, Mendelssohn and Fauré. Don't miss this epic choral journey of grief and loss, struggle and triumph, peace and hope.
Dallas Bergen, Joshua Tamayo, conductors
Victor Cheng, accompanist
Tickets $25 / $20 (student/senior/advance). univoxchoir.org/tickets
The Music of Broadway
Saturday, April 2
310 Danforth Ave
Join Univox Choir and conductor Tahirih Vejdani as they present an evening of some of Broadway's most beautiful choruses. Everything Beautiful features songs from West Side Story, Sunday in The Park With George, Phantom of the Opera, and Wicked. The evening will also showcase Canadian musical theatre works and guest performers from the Theatre 20 composium and conservatory. With accompanist Chris Tsujiuchi and percussionist Robin Claxton.
Tahirih Vejdani, Conductor
Chris Tsujiuchi, Pianist
Robin Claxton, Percussionist
A portion of the proceeds will be donated to Theatre20.
Tickets $25 / $20 (student/senior/advance). univoxchoir.org/tickets
Shadows & Light
A journey through dark corners and open spaces
Sunday, April 3
300 Lonsdale Road
Florivox of Univox Choirs Toronto, takes us on a journey through dark corners and open spaces. Featuring music by Adam Guettel, Leonard Cohen, Stephen Sondheim and more!
Gillian Stecyk, Conductor
Christina Mulligan, Pianist
A portion of the proceeds will be donated to the Red Door Family Shelter.
Tickets $20 / $15 (student/senior/advance). univoxchoir.org/tickets
Masterworks of Oakville and Univox present:
May 7, 2016, 8pm
St. Matthew Catholic Church, 1150 Monks Passage, Oakville.
Adult $30, Senior $25, Student $10, Children under 10 free.
Tickets at http://masterworksofoakville.ca
May 8, 2016, 4pm
Metropolitan United Church, 56 Queen St E, Toronto.
Adult $30, Senior $25, Student $10, Children under 10 free. univoxchoir.org/tickets