Toronto, Ontario, Canada
CLUB PROGRAMMES ARE ALL
POSTPONED INDEFINITELY DUE TO
COVID-19 SOCIAL DISTANCING.
WE ARE STILL HERE, AND
INTEND TO RESUME WHEN SAFE.
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 Club meets to
hear and discuss recorded 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!
The Classical Music Club Toronto invites 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
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 of 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
For your convenience, the Classical Music Club Toronto has assembled links
music-related sites and
gay music-related sites .
Current year and past years full programme calendars:
The Aldeburgh Connection Concert Society
Celebrating the Art of Song, the society presents concerts featuring
Canadian singers. Performances take place at Glen Gould Studio and
Canadian Opera Company
Based in Toronto, the Canadian Opera Company (COC) is the largest
producer of opera in Canada and one of the largest in North America.
Under its General Director, the late Richard Bradshaw, the company
enjoys an international reputation for artistic excellence and creative
innovation. The COC presents seven fully staged operas each season. In
addition, it presents operatic and orchestral concerts in venues
throughout the city and collaborates with a number of arts
organizations. In total, over 117,000 people attended COC mainstage
performances, and the COC currently has over 16,000 subscribers.
Four Seasons Centre for the Performing Arts
Toronto's opera house opened in September 2006 to very positive reviews
of the building and to the Canadian Opera Company's production of
Wagner's Ring cycle.
Glenn Gould Studio
Glenn Gould Studio is one of Toronto's favourite venues for
concert-goers, and home to CBC Radio's flagship live concert series
OnStage. With only 340 seats, you'll be "closer than you've ever
been" to great artists and events.
Music TORONTO began in 1971 as the music programme of Toronto Arts
Productions, presenting chamber music concerts and recitals at the Town
Hall in the St. Lawrence Market precincts. The St. Lawrence Centre is
located in downtown Toronto at the corner of Front and Scott Streets,
one block east of Yonge. From the Subway and the Go train at Union
Station, walk two blocks east on Front Street. Parking is available in
National Ballet of Canada
New Music Concerts
New Music Concerts was founded in 1971 by the internationally acclaimed
Canadian musicians, flutist and composer Robert Aitken and composer
Norma Beecroft, to promote interest in the art of music and contemporary
music in particular. Ninety percent of our concerts are recorded for
regular broadcast on Two New Hours on CBC Radio 2.
Off Centre Music Salon. Intimacy in a modern
concert hall is that possible? Curtains and orchestra pits is it
necessary to have barriers between the performers and the audience? Do
people hear the music or do they actually listen to it and moreover can
they reply? Do the arts need to be separated? These are a sample of the
questions that Boris Zarankin and Inna Perkis posed of themselves in
establishing Off Centre Music Salon eight years ago. In search of a less
commercial more intimate form of musical presentation, this duo in life
and music revived the European Salon tradition. All concerts at the Glen
Gould studio, Sundays at 2 pm. E-mail: email@example.com. Phone:
Roy Thomson Hall & Massey HallMassey Hall and Roy Thomson Hall bring you the finest artists in
classical music, jazz, pop, comedy, world music and dance - from Canada
and around the world. The Roy Thomson Hall is located at the south-west
corner of King and Simcoe Streets. Massey Hall, the Grand Old Lady of
Shuter Street, lures superstars and audiences alike with her character,
warmth and intimacy.
describes itself as Toronto's Premier Chamber Orchestra. Music director
is Nurhan Arman. All concerts at Grace Church on-the-Hill.
Canadian creation takes centre stage at Soundstreams Canada. Whether
it's living-edge chamber music, multi-choral spectaculars, or rarely
performed works of music theatre, our aim is to foster a living Canadian
musical heritage. Artistic director: Lawrence Cherney.
Tafelmusik Baroque Orchestra, founded in 1979, is one of the world's
leading period performance ensembles. Led by Music Director Jeanne
Lamon, all members of the orchestra are specialists in historical
performance practice, and their collaboration results in a delightful
transparency, vitality and richness of sound. Tafelmusik performs 50
concerts a year at home in Toronto, tours extensively around the world,
and has a discography of 60 award-winning CDs.
Toronto Centre for the Arts
The centre has three performance halls - The Main Stage Theatre, the
Recital Hall and the Studio Theatre. The George Weston Recital Hall is
widely recognized as Canada's best recital hall and one of the top music
venues in the world. Located in Toronto (North York), just south of the
North York subway station or a few blocks north of the Sheppard subway
The Toronto Consort
Since its founding in 1972, the Toronto Consort has become
internationally recognized for its excellence in the performance of
medieval, renaissance and early baroque music. Some of Canada’s
leading early music specialists have come together to form the Toronto
Consort whose members include both singers and instrumentalists (lute,
recorder, guitar, flute, early keyboards and percussion).
Toronto Mahler Society
The mission of the society is to promote the music of Gustav Mahler in
Toronto and Canada. If you are interested in Mahler's music and would
like to join other Mahler lovers across Toronto and Canada, you have
come to the right place. You don't have to know a lot about Mahler to
join, we are here to educate and provide a forum for discussion and
enjoyment of anything about Mahler. In addition to online discussion, we
are planning to have meetings in Toronto to talk about Mahler's music,
the man and his life, and other late-romantic to 20th century composers
from Bruckner, Struass, Sibelius to Shostakovich.
Toronto Mendelssohn Choir
The Toronto Mendelssohn Choir is Canada's world-renowned large vocal
ensemble. Founded in 1894 by Dr. Augustus S. Vogt as an extension of
his Jarvis St. Baptist Church choir, the Choir presented its first
concert in Massey Hall (as part of the hall's inaugural season) on
January 15, 1895. The Choir's name was chosen to honour the composer
Felix Mendelssohn Bartholdy who had died just a half-century before
Toronto Symphony Orchestra
A cultural institution better than three-quarters of a century in the
making, the Toronto Symphony Orchestra is Canada's foremost symphonic
The Wholenote Magazine
Most complete single source of concert listings for Toronto.
WNED-FM Buffalo, NYClassical music 24 hours each day at FM 94.5MHz and also streaming on
the web. Local programming includes BBC news and weather for Buffalo
and Toronto. This station prides itself in having the fifth largest
classical music library in the U.S., and that their programming is
selected by the on-air personalities.
Gay-related music links:
Buffalo Gay Men’s Chorus
The Buffalo Gay Men's Chorus is a membership association dedicated to
producing vocal music of high quality in the rich tradition of men's
Counterpoint Community Orchestra
Welcomes all experienced musicians who are gay, lesbian or gay positive
to join our ranks.
The lesbian and gay chorus of Toronto
Last Updated: Saturday October 6, 2021 at 2:02 pm