Saturday, September 16 at 7:30 p.m. "Falling for Music." Art song favourites with soprano Chelsea Van Pelt, baritone Nicholas Higgs and pianist Helen Becqué. Music selections from Ravel, C. Schumann, Vaughan Williams, Fauré, Bridge, Laitman, Tiefenbach and more! Our Norquay Fund concert, originally scheduled for spring 2020. Tickets: $20. Also available on livestream.
Sunday, October 15 at 3:00 p.m. Back by popular demand, the Trinity Bach Project (period instruments and vocal ensemble) presents a Bach church cantata and other sacred works, with spoken word. Freewill donation requested.
Friday, October 27 at 7:00 p.m. the perennial community favourite Phantoms of the Organ returns! A line-up of young (and young-at-heart) Toronto organists parade their favourite party pieces and costumes at the mighty Casavant. In partnership with the Royal Canadian College of Organists’ Toronto Centre. Freewill donation.
Sunday, November 12 at 3:00 p.m. Two of Bach’s great solo bass cantatas: Ich habe genug, BWV 82, and Ich will den Kreuzstab gerne tragen, BWV 56, performed by Canadian bass-baritone Daniel Lichti, Tafelmusik principal oboist John Abberger, and a period instruments ensemble led by Jonathan Oldengarm. Dan celebrates his 50th anniversary season as a professional singer–and his debut was at Met United under the direction of Melville Cook. Tickets: $25/$15.
Sunday, December 10 at 2:00 p.m. Deck the Halls! The Met Silver Band (directed by Fran Harvey), with vocal ensemble from the Met Choir and organist Jonathan Oldengarm, presents a fun programme of carols–to hear and to sing! Lend your voices, and donate to a worthy cause.
Sunday, December 17 at 7:30 p.m. Candlelight Carol Service: traditional lessons and carols featuring the Met Choir, Choristers, Handbells, and youth ensemble Great Heart. Directed by Jonathan Oldengarm. Freewill offering.
Good Friday, March 29, 2024 at 7: 30 p.m. Hear the second Canadian performance of Bach’s Markus Passion, BWV 247, as reconstructed by Robert Koolstra (2017). The Met Choir and Baroque Orchestra are joined by Evangelist Philippe Gagné, and Clarence Frazer as Jesus. Jonathan Oldengarm, direction and continuo. Pre-concert talk by Jonathan Oldengarm at 6:30 p.m. Tickets price TBD.
Sunday, April 21, 2024, afternoon (time TBA) Metropolitan Silver Band 90th anniversary concert! Directed by Fran Harvey. Ticket price TBA.
Sunday, April 28, 2024 at 3:00 p.m. the second annual Metropolitan Hymn Festival, with massed choirs, brass quintet, organ and piano. Sing your favourite hymns; learn about their history, and hear some choral chestnuts sung by the large ensemble. Freewill donation.
Saturday, May 4, 2024 at 10:00 a.m. (masterclass) and Sunday, May 5 at 3:00 p.m. (concert): inaugural Patricia Wright Fund workshop and recital by Prof. Kola Owolabi, of Notre Dame University. Masterclass: free admission; recital: $20.Saturday and Sunday, May 25 and 26, 2024: Doors Open Toronto. Enjoy guided tours, visual arts displays, organ concerts and demonstrations; Met Silver Band performance, and more on this action-packed weekend.
The second Canadian performance of Bach’s Markus Passion, BWV 247, as reconstructed by Robert Koolstra (2017). The Met Choir and Baroque Orchestra are joined by Evangelist Philippe Gagné, and Clarence Frazer as Jesus. Jonathan Oldengarm, direction and continuo. Pre-concert talk by Jonathan Oldengarm at 6:30 p.m. Tickets available in Feb. 2024.