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A Night of Brahms on November 9

Location: Ontario, Canada
Choir type: Professional Choirs
Voicing: Mixed
Toronto Mendelssohn Choir returns to Koerner Hall for a celebration of Brahms on November 9
The Toronto Mendelssohn Choir’s vision is to make choral masterworks available, accessible, and inspirational to all listeners.  On November 9th the 150-voice TMC, under the direction of Noel Edison, will open its 11/12 season with a program exploring Brahms’ emotional and complex choral works.  The TMC will be joined by the Festival Orchestra (TMC’s longstanding professional orchestra), and noted soloists Susan Platts, singing the Alto Rhapsody, and Leslie Ann Bradley and Michael York in Ein Deutsches Requiem.   Conductor Noel Edison is recognized for his skill in shaping the rich and vibrant sound of choir and orchestra to full effect in the splendid acoustics of Koerner Hall. 
This concert will be the TMC debut for conductor Matthew Otto who will conduct two works before intermission.  Matthew was appointed in July to fill the newly created position of TMC Associate Conductor which provides young, talented choral conductors with coaching, training and mentoring from Canada's pre-eminent choral organization.
The four Brahms works to be performed in this concert will be sung in German. 
The TMC’s website features resources for people interested in learning more about Brahms’ music or about the concert: listen to the TMC’s new podcast or read the program notes written by music broadcaster Rick Phillips.
A Night of Brahms
November 9, 2011, 7:30 pm
Koerner Hall, TELUS Centre for Performance and Learning
Noel Edison, conductor
Matthew Otto, associate conductor
Leslie Ann Bradley, soprano
Susan Platts, mezzo-soprano
Michael York, baritone
Toronto Mendelssohn Choir
Festival Orchestra
Brahms: Gesang der Parzen
Brahms: Nänie
Brahms:  Alto Rhapsody
Brahms: Ein Deutsches Requiem
Tickets: $53-$87; $25 for 25 years and under.  Ticket prices include HST and all service charges.
Tickets are available from the Royal Conservatory Box Office: 416-408-0208 or online at
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