Our opening concert of the season pays tribute to the healing powers of singing and music. The cornerstone of the program is 20th-century composer Herbert Howells’ moving Requiem. Manishya Jayasundera joins the choir in the role of Apprentice Conductor.
Pre-show chat begins at 7:15 and features music therapist and vocalist Dan Bevan-Baker.
Founded in 1981, Exultate Chamber Singers is an adult mixed-voice chamber choir located in the heart of downtown Toronto. The ensemble is enriched not only by the strong musicianship of its members but also by their varied ages, cultural backgrounds, and academic and professional credentials. Together they form a passionate, committed ensemble with a wide-ranging repertoire.
The choir is a three-time winner of the Healey Willan Grand Prize in the CBC National Radio Competition and was most recently awarded first place in the chamber choir category of Choral Canada’s 2019 National Competition for Canadian Amateur Choirs.
In addition to presenting its annual concert series, Exultate has made regular appearances around Ontario, toured in Canada, collaborated with dozens of artists, released five albums, and enjoyed airplay on CBC Radio. Exultate is currently producing its sixth album, showcasing new Canadian choral music commissioned by the choir in recent years.