For Florivox's final performance of the season, the ensemble led by Conductor Joshua Tamayo presents a program inspired by the harmonies and contrasts of the four seasons. Continue reading
- performed on June 10, 2018
- performed on June 09, 2018
Univox presents a breadth of choral works--a cappella, and accompanied--that will unpack struggles faced by marginalized communities and the ways in which we can better support individuals facing inequality and injustice. Explore the personal impact of these issues. Celebrate the strength of community and our power to uplift and unite! Continue reading
- performed on April 28, 2018
This year's combined choir fundraiser is a Cabaret-style evening featuring the talents of our own choir members, past and present! Continue reading
Be Our Guest
Sunday, May 7
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.
$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/
Promise, Purpose, Presence
Saturday, March 25
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
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).
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