For the past twenty-five years, Jurgen Petrenko and Toronto Classical Singers have been honing and perfecting the art of choral music. Join us this season to experience the extraordinary results.
Noël Noël, festive music both populist and elite
Charpentier’s Messe de Minuit uses folksong-like Christmas carols that would have been sung in the streets by French peasants. Fortunately, in our next concert on December 10, we will be performing it at 4:00pm, not at midnight as the title suggests.
Caught in a Christmas rush of his own, Saint-Saëns had to finish his Oratorio de Noël in two weeks to make the premiere on Christmas 1858, yet it is considered one if his best works.
Join us, our soloists, and the magnificent Talisker Players for these two little known Christmas gems. Conducted by the ever jolly Jurgen Petrenko.