The Amadeus Choral Workshops 

In March 2018 the Amadeus Choir’s Conductor and Artistic Director Lydia Adams presented the inaugural Amadeus Choral Workshop with a focus on conducting.  The workshop, held in Toronto at Eglinton St. George’s United Church, conclude with a concert conducted by Amadeus conductors and workshop participants. It was magnificent!  In 2019 the Amadeus Choral Workshop will focus on the composition of choral music.

The Amadeus Choral Workshop for Composers ’19

Sunday, January 20, 2019 – 4:00 pm

Eglinton St. George’s United Church
35 Lytton Blvd, Toronto
(at Lytton Blvd and Duplex Ave, one block west of Yonge St)

 

The Amadeus Choral Workshop for Conductors ’18

In March 2018 the Amadeus Choir’s Conductor and Artistic Director Lydia Adams presented the inaugural Amadeus Choral Workshop with a focus on conducting.  The workshop, held in Toronto at Eglinton St. George’s United Church, conclude with a concert conducted by Amadeus conductors and workshop participants. It was magnificent!

The workshop was open to choral conducting students and established conductors of community choirs, university programs and church choirs. Six participants were selected through an application process to work with the Amadeus Choir’s three conductors: Lydia Adams, Shawn Grenke and Joan Andrews. The participants worked with the Amadeus Choir and Eglinton St. George’s Choir. 

Presented by TD Bank  

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More about the Amadeus Choral Workshop for Conductors…

The workshop was open to choral conducting students and established conductors of community choirs, university programs and church choirs. Six participants were selected through an application process to work with the Amadeus Choir’s three conductors: Lydia Adams, Shawn Grenke and Joan Andrews. The participants worked with the Amadeus Choir and Eglinton St. George’s Choir.  Auditors were welcome to attend the full workshop.

Repertoire: Repertoire was chosen to fit the ability and experience of the conductor. Repertoire reflected standard and contemporary international and Canadian works for mixed choir, and was drawn from works by Hubert Parry, Sergei Rachmaninoff, Imant Raminsh, Felix Mendelssohn, Healy Willan, Eleanor Daley, Derek Holman, Leon Dubinsky and Lydia Adams.

Seminar focus: Repertoire and concert programming; score preparation; score marking techniques; rehearsal planning; efficient and artistic choral gesture; development of excellent choral sound.

Seminar includes: One-on-one coaching in score and concert preparation; rehearsals with the choirs; performance in concert.

Outreach Events

Integrated with the choir’s busy concert schedule are special outreach events. In the past, these have included our international song-writing competition, projects with local secondary schools, and most recently, our highly successful, inaugural conducting workshop. This season, we reach out to composers, offering a unique workshop experience as they bring their works in progress to the rehearsal space with us. Check www.amadeuschoir.com for details and keep an eye out for the outreach events planned for next season.