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Bloor Street United Church Choir, Toronto (Choir)

Founded: Toronto, Canada

The Bloor Street United Church (Senior) Choir (= BSUCCT), for ages 15 and up, leads the music in worship on Sundays, except in July and August when the music is led by a soloist or instrumentalist. The choir has a wide repertoire of musical styles, from Renaissance motets to contemporary classical "and beyond." In keeping with the church’s commitment to inclusivity and world outreach, the choir (and congregation) have sung in many different languages (French, Latin, Korean, Xosa, Zulu, Spanish, German etc.) A concert occurs every couple of years or so, with orchestra and soloists. (J.S. Bach’s St. John Passion BWV 245 was performed in April 2001). The choir made a recording of music written for and by Bloor Streeters as a fund-raiser for the Organ Restoration Fund.

Music at Bloor Street has a long and honourable history. A number of former soloists, usually starting out as performance students from the nearby University of Toronto Faculty of Music or the Royal Conservatory of Music, have gone onto full-fledged professional careers including the late renowned soprano Lois Marshall. David Passmore, the current Director of Music is a published composer, and the Senior Choir has performed a number of his works, one of which they performed in January 2001 with the Toronto Symphony Orchestra as part of the orchestra’s benefit concert at Bloor Street for Out of the Cold.

 

Source: Bloor Street United Church Website
Contributed by
Aryeh Oron (May 2005)

Recordings of Bach Cantatas & Other Vocal Works

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Works

Ernest MacMillan

Choir

BWV 244 [sung in English]

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Bloor Street United Church - Music at Bloor St.

 

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