2018/19 Season Welcome from Lydia Adams, Conductor and Artistic Director
This is the 45th season of the Amadeus Choir, which we will celebrate with three concerts of fabulous music!
We are honoured to be part of the commemoration of the 100th year anniversary of the end of World War, singing two great works: Dona Nobis Pacem by Ralph Vaughan Williams, and the stunningly beautiful Requiem by Gabriel Fauré.
We will celebrate the holiday season in December with our friends Mary Lou Fallis and the Trillium Brass. Come with your voice warmed up to sing along with some holiday favourites with Mary Lou, the Amadeus Choir and the Trillium Brass. I guarantee you will leave with a smile in your heart!
For our final concert of the 45th anniversary season we will present the monumental B Minor Mass by J.S. Bach, surely one of the greatest works ever written. With soloists Leslie Fagan, Catherine Wyn-Rogers, Andrew Haji and Alex Dobson, we plan to let the rafters ring to celebrate both the final concert of the Amadeus Choir’s season, and also my final program with the Amadeus Choir as Artistic Director and Conductor.
Please join us and bring a friend for this celebratory season!
Lydia Adams, Conductor and Artistic Director
Lydia Adams, one of Canada’s most distinguished conductors, has been conductor and artistic director of the Amadeus Choir of Greater Toronto since 1984 and of the Elmer Iseler Singers since 1998. The 2018-19 season will mark her 35th year with the Amadeus Choir.
The Choir has become known for its professionalism, exceptional musicality, and diverse, high-quality programming – all a reflection of the leadership provided by Ms. Adams. During her time as Conductor and Artistic Director (since 1984), the choir has grown significantly in size and reputation to become one of Canada’s pre-eminent choral groups.
The Amadeus Choir performs a regular series of concerts at carefully selected downtown Toronto venues, presenting well-known artists in works by Canadian and international composers, including major works with instrumental ensembles or full orchestra, as well as challenging a cappella performances.
In addition to the Amadeus Choir’s regular concert series, the choir takes an active role in Ontario’s choral community by working in collaboration with other prominent local ensembles, such as the Toronto Symphony Orchestra, Elmer Iseler Singers, Bach Children’s Chorus, Hannaford Street Silver Band, Gryphon Trio, Trillium Brass and True North Brass.