Celebrating Canada’s 150th with Glorious Music

  • performed on June 18, 2017

Florivox presents a celebration of our country with the glorious pairing of choir and orchestra. Featuring works by Stroope, Forrest, Lauridsen and Canadian composer Kathleen Allan, as well as Vivaldi’s Gloria. Joshua Tamayo, conductor; featuring Sneak Peek Orchestra. Continue reading

The Choir Project

  • performed on June 09, 2017

Univox has partnered with SOULO Theatre and Tracey Erin Smith to combine music with theatre performances by Univox members, exploring personal storytelling and the transformational power of music on our lives. Continue reading

Be Our Guest

  • performed on May 07, 2017

Florivox presents a celebration of the music of Hollywood and Broadway, featuring numbers from classic and contemporary musicals including The Sound of Music, Les Misérables Wicked, Hamilton and more! Joshua Tamayo, conductor; featuring special guests Victor Cheng, Alex Furlott and Fraser McEvoy. $25/$20 (sr/st/adv) Continue reading

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Celebrating Canada’s 150th with Glorious Music

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Florivox presents:

Celebrating Canada's 150th with Glorious Music

Sunday, June 18th

3:00pm

Grace Church on-the-Hill

300 Lonsdale Rd.

In their final concert of the season, Florivox of Univox Choirs Toronto invites you to Celebrate Canada’s 150th with GLORIOUS MUSIC.  Featuring Sneak Peek Orchestra, Florivox will perform a wide range of works including a stunning setting of Psalm 23 by Z. Randall Stroope and Morten Lauridsen’s Dirait-On which brings music to the words of poet Rainer Maria Rilke.  The choir will pay homage to our country’s anniversary celebrations with Oscar Brand’s Canadiana folk number Something to Sing About arranged by our very own Joshua Tamayo and the premiere of a new piece commissioned for Florivox from internationally-renowned Canadian composer Kathleen Allan.  A major highlight of the concert will be a performance of Vivaldi’s Gloria in its entirety, a glorious pairing of choir and orchestra.  Don’t miss this musical celebration led by Florivox conductor Joshua Tamayo!

www.univoxchoir.org/tickets
$20 in advance/student/senior
$25 at the door

Featuring Sneak Peek Orchestra

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Univox on Tour: Millbrook, ON

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Univox Choir presents:

A Univox Concert in Millbrook

Friday, June 23
8:00 pm

St. Thomas Anglican Church
16 Centre Street
Millbrook, ON

Tickets $10

Tickets may be purchased in advance or at the door. They may be purchased in advance from St. Thomas Journeys Outreach Committee members or by phoning St. Thomas Anglican Church at 705-932-2233 or here at univoxchoir.org/tickets

 

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The Choir Project

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Univox & SOULO Theatre present:

The Choir Project

Friday, June 9 and Saturday, June 10
8:00 pm

First Unitarian Toronto
175 St. Clair Ave. W

Univox Choir, SOULO Theatre and Tracey Erin Smith have come together to present a unique collaboration featuring solo theatre performances by Univox members and songs from Univox Choir. Six choir members will share short personal solo theatre pieces about the trials and triumphs that make up a life, the transformational power of music and all the humour that comes from being human. Univox sets the stage for each piece with contemporary pop music including songs by Florence + the Machine, Beyoncé, David Bowie, Dream Theatre and more. Two performances only. You do not want to miss this!

Featuring: Chelsea Berry, Melanie Birman, Darrelle Carpentier, Cynthia Farkas, Eric Kovalevskyy, and Kate Wilson. Dallas Bergen, conductor; Tracey Erin Smith; theatre director.

Contains mature/explicit content.

Tickets $25 / $20 (student/senior/advance). 18 & under PWYC. univoxchoir.org/tickets

 

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Be Our Guest

Florivox presents:

Be Our Guest

Sunday, May 7

3:00pm

Beach United Church

140 Wineva Ave

Florivox Choir invites you to BE OUR GUEST at a celebration of the Great White Way and the Silver Screen!  Please join us for an afternoon revue of the music of Broadway and Hollywood featuring numbers from classic and contemporary musicals including The Sound of Music, Les Misérables, Wicked, Hamilton and more.     

Featuring a live band with Victor Cheng (synth/organ), Alex Furlott (Bass) and Fraser McEvoy (Drums) and led by Florivox conductor Joshua Tamayo, this upbeat performance has something for everyone.

www.univoxchoir.org/tickets
$20 in advance/student/senior
$25 at the door

Florivox is continuing our fundraising efforts to work with an orchestra at our June performance and have partnered with Kernels Popcorn to offer the classic movie treat at this concert.  Add a bag of popcorn to your advance ticket for only $2.50!  Limited quantities will also be available for purchase at the door.  Every little bit helps towards our goal!

We are also proud to partner with Youthlink as our charity partner for this event. A portion of the ticket proceeds will be donated to the organization. http://youthlink.ca/

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Promise, Purpose, Presence

Univox presents:

Promise, Purpose, Presence

Saturday, March 25
8:00pm

Christ Church Deer Park
1570 Yonge St.

Univox’ March concert, titled Promise, Purpose, Presence will focus on the driving forces behind our life’s purpose.  Objects of love and devotion and the voice of the muse are covered in the settings of the text from Song of Solomon in Ivo Antognini’s I am the Rose of Sharon, Healey Willan’s Rise Up My Fair One, and Ola Gjeilo’s Northern Lights.  Our purpose as found in marriage and work are sung in Kathleen Skinner’s Benediction, and Rene Clausen's Set Me as a Seal.  Divine presence is the unifying theme among settings of Alleluia, Sydney Guillaume’s Ego Sum and Jason Shelton’s Come Unto Me.  Additional pieces to broaden the stylistic programming include Claude Janequin’s Chant des Oiseaux and Einojuhani Rautavaara’s Suite de Lorca.

Dallas Bergen, Conductor

Tickets $25 / $20 (student/senior/advance). 18 & under PWYC. univoxchoir.org/tickets

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2017 Winter Concert Dates!

Concert dates have been set!

Univox will be performing their next concert Promise, Purpose, Presence on March 25, 8pm at Christ Church Deer Park.

Florivox's next concert is later than normal this year and will be held on May 7, 2017, 3pm at Beach United Church (140 Wineva Avenue).

 

 

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Joy to the World

Florivox presents:

Joy to the World

Sunday, December 11
3:00pm

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)
 univoxchoir.org/tickets

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/

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Serenity, Hope, Light

 

Univox presents:

Serenity, Hope, Light

Friday, December 9
8:00pm

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.
univoxchoir.org/tickets

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.

 

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Florivox Choir announces Joshua Tamayo as conductor

"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

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Our 2016-2017 season is starting!

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.

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