Homeward Bound

In 3 weeks! Join Florivox Choir in their first concert of the season. Reflecting on themes of warmth, hope, home and family, the choir will present a program of stunning choral works and holiday favourites. Continue reading

Sure Stars Shining

In 2 weeks! A breadth of a cappella music for the season, evoking hope in the coming light. Featuring works by Benjamin Britten, Tomas Luis de Victoria, Sydney Guillaume, Susan LaBarr, Frank Ticheli, Moses Hogan and more. 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

Promise, Purpose, Presence

  • performed on March 25, 2017

A tapestry of a cappella choral works that connect to the driving forces behind our life’s purpose. Featuring works by Kathleen Skinner, Sydney Guillaume, Fredrik Sixten, Ola Gjeilo, Einojuhani Rautavaara, and Univox Composer-in-Residence, Kathleen Allan. Continue reading

News

O Sweetest of Songs

Florivox presents:

O Sweetest of Songs
The Music of Life, Love & Light

Sunday, December 13

7:00pm

Grace Church on the Hill

300 Lonsdale Road

Florivox of Univox Choirs Toronto, brings light to the season featuring works by Eleanor Daley, Ramona Luengen, David MacIntyre and Randall Stroope.  Tahirih Vejdani, Conductor; Alyssa Ramsay, cello; John Ebata, piano & synth; Waleed Abdulhamid, percussion.

A portion of the proceeds will be donated to the Red Door Family Shelter.
Sunday, Dec 13, 7pm

Grace Church on the Hill, 300 Lonsdale Road

Tickets $20 / $15 (student/senior/advance).  univoxchoir.org/tickets

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Dec 9: Great Joy!

Univox presents:

Great Joy!

Wednesday, December 9

8:00pm

Al Green Theatre, Miles Nadal JCC

750 Spadina Avenue

 

Join Univox for our holiday concert on Dec 9 & 11 as we present the gospel cantata Great Joy, by Joubert, McElroy and Red.  The work will feature a 5-piece band led by keyboardist Lucas Marchand, joined by Chris Tsujiuchi, (piano); Ryan Luchuck (bass guitar); Alejandro Céspedes (percussion); Kevin Mendes (drums).  You'll hear a range of gospel styles with solos by members of the choir.  Also on the program are a variety of shorter choral works for the season.

We encourage you to get your tickets early (at a discount!), particularly for Friday's performance, as both performances are likely to sell-out.

A portion of the proceeds will be donated to CommunityOne.

Two concerts:

Wednesday, Dec 9, 8pm
Friday, Dec 11, 8pm

Al Green Theatre, Miles Nadal JCC, 750 Spadina Avenue

Tickets $25 / $20 (student/senior/advance).  univoxchoir.org/tickets

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4 Songs by Melanie Doane

Florivox will be performing some of Melanie Doane's work at This Woman's Work on Sun, May 24, Florivox' final concert of the season.

Here are some of her videos included at Sunday's performance:

Adam's Rib

Happy Homemaker

The Stupider I Am

Every Little Thing

An accomplished singer, songwriter, musician, and performer - Juno Award winning Melanie Doane has been prominent in the Canadian music landscape for over 15 years. She has released seven albums, written many chart topping singles (“Adam’s Rib”, “Goliath”, “Still Desire You”, etc.), had her music featured on hit TV shows such as Brothers and Sisters, Being Erica, Flashpoint, and Buffy the Vampire Slayer, and traveled numerous times across Canada and the U.S. on various tours, both as a solo artist and opening for Jann Arden, Great Big Sea, and Sarah McLachlan.

In 2012, Melanie was cast as the Songwoman in the Tony-award winning play "WAR HORSE", performing 8 shows a week for a year at the Princess of Wales Theatre. Following "WAR HORSE", Melanie embarked on CPR’s Holiday Train Tour, performing 80 shows in three weeks across Canada in support of local food banks. This was Melanie’s fourth time performing on the tour.

Last year, Melanie officially launched Uschool, her music education program that currently serves over 400 students in Toronto elementary schools. Uschool is based off of Melanie's father's (Chalmers Doane) famous Ukulele in the Classroom program. Chalmers is an Order of Canada recipient for his contributions to music education.

While not teaching or being a busy mom to Theo and Rosie, Melanie continues to write and record new music and loves performing live. Her new single "Up To The Light" is available on iTunes now.

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Creo Animam

Univox presents:

Creo Animam

Tuesday, June 2
7:30pm
Daniels Spectrum, Ada Slaight Hall
585 Dundas Street East

Please join us on Tuesday June 2 for our annual end-of-season concert, Creo Animam, a multimedia concert curated by futurist and digital artist, Ryan Kelln. The show will investigate the social implications of the acceleration of technology, the evolution of artificial intelligence, and the collision of transparency/privacy. The repertoire consists of contemporary traditional choral works along with pop and science-fiction mash-ups. Works by Whitacre, Powell, Hogan, and arrangements by Univox members and guest composers. Portion of proceeds will be donated to OpenMedia.org, an award-winning community-based organization that safeguards the possibilities of the open Internet, working toward informed and participatory digital policy by engaging hundreds of thousands of people in protecting online rights.

 

Tuesday, June 2, 7:30pm
Ada Slaight Hall, Daniels Spectrum, 585 Dundas St East
Tickets are pay-what-you-can.  univoxchoir.org/tickets
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This Woman’s Work

Florivox presents:

This Woman's Work

Sunday, May 24
4:00pm
First Unitarian Church
175 St Clair Avenue West

Please join us on Sunday May 24 for our final concert of the season! Florivox, of Univox Choirs Toronto, presents a concert of songs which explore the unique bond between a mother and daughter. Works by Bush, Caccini, Barnell, and Joel.

Frances Farrell, Conductor
Lindsay Foote, Apprentice Conductor
Melanie Doane, Guest Artist

 

Sunday, May 24, 4:00pm
First Unitarian Church, 175 St Clair Avenue West
$25 / $20 (Seniors/Students and in advance) / Free (under 18 yrs).  univoxchoir.org/tickets

This Woman's Work

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Past Melodies: A Global Journey

Florivox presents:

Past Melodies: A Global Journey

Friday, March 13
7:30pm
First Unitarian Church
175 St Clair Avenue West

Please join us on Friday March 13 for our first March concert!

Choristers will present a veritable world-wind tour of choral textures and timbres. This trans-continental journey will take you to Africa, Asia, Australia, Europe, South America, and North America. Don't forget your passports!


Frances Farrell, Conductor
Lindsay Foote, Apprentice Conductor

Guest Artists:
Mark Ramsay, piano
Marsha Coffey, percussion

 

Friday, March 13, 7:30pm
First Unitarian Church, 175 St Clair Avenue West
$20 / $15 (Seniors/Students and in advance) / Free (under 18 yrs).  univoxchoir.org/tickets
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Kühl / Caliente

Univox presents:

Kühl / Caliente

Saturday, March 28
7:00pm
Christ Church Deer Park
1570 Yonge Street

Please join us on Saturday March 28 for our annual March concert. Univox will donate a portion of the concert proceeds to our local charity partner, Doctors Without Borders, helping people worldwide where the need is greatest, delivering emergency medical aid to people affected by conflict, epidemics, disasters or exclusion from health care.

 

Saturday, March 28, 7:00pm
Christ Church Deer Park, 1570 Yonge St.
$25 / $20 (Seniors/Students and in advance) / Free (under 18 yrs).  univoxchoir.org/tickets
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Univox on MasterChef Canada Holiday Special

A few members of Univox sang an arrangement of "12 Days of Christmas" on the MasterChef Canada Holiday Special! Click here to watch the entire episode (we are on at around 6:10)

Univox MCC

 

 

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Winter Song

Univox presents:

Winter Song

Friday, December 12
7:30pm
Christ Church Deer Park
1570 Yonge Street

Please join us on Friday, December 12 for our annual December concert; a holiday performance of sacred and secular, traditional and contemporary. Univox shares this concert with Florivox Choir, a women's choir part of the Univox Choir family and conducted by Frances Farrell. Florivox will be debuting their first official performance. Performed pieces by both choirs will include works by Raminsh, Gjeilo, Pärt, Rabinovitch, Hatfield, and Donkin. Univox will donate a portion of the concert proceeds to our local charity partner, Sistering, a women’s organization that offers practical and emotional support through programs which enable them to take greater control over their lives.

 

Friday, December 12, 7:30pm
Christ Church Deer Park, 1570 Yonge St.
$25 / $20 (Seniors/Students and in advance) / Free (under 18 yrs).  univoxchoir.org/tickets
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Elizabeth Krehm Memorial Concert – Beethoven 9, An Ode to Joy

We are performing as part of a Fundraiser for the ICU at St. Michael's hospital, in memory of Elizabeth Krehm.

Beethoven's 9th is on the program, with Evan Mitchell conducting an orchestra of regional professionals. We will join in on the final movement.

We would like to extend the invitation to sing in the chorus to anyone who is interested in attending the Nov. 16 dress rehearsal and one other, along with putting in the preparation necessary. It's for a great cause and in collaboration with some fantastic musicians, including family and friends of Elizabeth.

Please email Dallas Bergen at director@univoxchoir.org if you are interested in joining the chorus in honour of the Krehm family and in support of St. Michael's hospital.fundraiser-nov17-2014

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