Classical Music Club

Toronto, Ontario, Canada


Sun Dec 10 2:00 Beethoven: Symphony No. 9
Sun Jan 14 2:00 Romantic Cello Concertos
Sun Feb 25 2:00 Boito: Mefistofele

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Who we are

The Classical Music Club of Toronto is a music appreciation society founded by gay music lovers but is open to everyone. The Classical Music Club of Toronto meets to hear and discuss classical music. Each programme is lead by a presenter, who has selected the topic and arranged the programme. The contents of the programme are entirely up to the presenter to choose and to organise. Programmes run approximately three hours. There is a program about every three to five weeks. Typically in the winter the programmes are Sunday afternoon, and in the summer Saturday evening. However, the exact times of the programmes can vary - read the calendar carefully!

Membership information

The Classical Music Club Toronto invites gay and gay positive music lovers to come to a presentation or two, and give us a try. If you join, membership fees are a modest $25/yr, just $10/yr for seniors and students, and are due each September.

To be added to our e-mail reminder list, to join as a member, to find out the location of the next programme or to answer questions you may have about the Classical Music Club of Toronto, please contact John:

Using the Classical Music Club Toronto's calendar

The calendar listings include all the basic programme information (date, time and subject) and in addition each presenter provides a brief summary of what the programme is to be about. There may be additional information such as links to another web page with a biography or background material about the works being presented.

Where you see [Discography] as a link, the presenter has provided details on the exact performers and recording references. This is usually available within a week of the programme having been given. Only upcoming programmes are listed on the main page, so you will need to locate the programme in the full-season calendars. You will find the links to the current and past seasons listed after the list of upcoming programmes.

More information

For your convenience, the Classical Music Club Toronto has assembled links to music-related sites , to gay music-related sites , and gay related sites .

31st Season - Upcoming Programs

Sun Dec 10 2:00

Beethoven: Symphony No. 9

The Symphony No. 9 in D minor, Op. 125, is the final complete symphony by Ludwig van Beethoven, composed between 1822 and 1824. It was first performed in Vienna on May 7, 1824. The symphony opened up new era of orchestral music in its structure, length, addition of the chorus, and global theme. Without this piece the monumental symphonies by Mahler and Bruckner could never have existed in the later modern period. Symphony No. 9 bridges between the formal elegance of classical symphonies and their universal, philosophical, romantic successors.

The symphony sounds festive as though it celebrates its own birth. The piece has been performed very often on special occasions, including season openings or finales, and the inaugural opening of concert venues. Maybe this is one of the musical ways to wrap up the year.


Sun Jan 14 2:00

Romantic Cello Concertos


Sun Feb 25 2:00

Boito: Mefistofele


View the full 31st season programme schedule
for 2017-18 (subject to change)

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Last Updated: December 03, 2017