The Toronto Concert Band typically performs three concerts per year. Typical performances feature a variety of musical genres, from classical to modern to swing, broadway and pop and last approximately two hours, usually with an intermission.
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Join the TCB on March 4th at 7:30pm for Hallelujah! – a celebration featuring Hallelujah Chorus from Handel’s The Messiah, Copland’s famous Appalachian Spring, and the second installment of our season-long performance of Robert W. Smith’s The Divine Comedy: Purgatorio. In addition, we will play more from Copland, along with Grainger, Whitacre, Hazo, and more.
We are pleased to present our second “concert in the community” in Etobicoke’s beautiful Humber Valley United Church, at 76 Anglesey Blvd, just north of Dundas between Royal York and Islington.
2016-2017 Platinum Sponsor
Join us for the musical celebration of our nation’s 150th birthday, including works by Canadians Howard Cable, Matthew Morris, and Dolores Claman, along with other band favourites, and the final two movements of our season-long performance of Robert W. Smith’s The Divine Comedy: The Ascension and Paradiso. Our final concert of the 2016-2017 season at the beautiful Glenn Gould Studio, in the heart of Toronto’s entertainment district.
2016-2017 Platinum Sponsor
Join us for the first concert of the 2017-2018 season, which will be held at the beautiful and intimate Glenn Gould Studio in the heart of Toronto’s entertainment district. Winds of Change features music of change, including Sibelius’s Finlandia, Standridge’s Winds of Change, and I Dreamed a Dream from Les Misérables; music about home, including a Suite on Canadian Folk Songs, John Williams’ The Planet Krypton, Flight to Neverland, and Somewhere in my Memory; and Offenbach’s Ballet Parisienne; pop favourites from Journey, Lada Gaga, Wham! and more.
Join us in the acoustically superb Islington United Church for the works of Fauré, Sheldon, Zdechlik, and many more. Experience Divinum Mysterium, Gabriel’s Oboe (from The Mission), and a fun and exciting tribute to trumpeter Harry James, along with favourites: Holst’s Second Suite in F, Ravel’s Bolero, and Robert W. Smith’s To the Summit! (Strive for the highest).
Join our 80-piece ensemble as we celebrate the centenary of Leonard Bernstein’s birth with the music of his smash hit musical West Side Story, including Tonight, Maria, Mambo, Cool, Somewhere and others. We will also feature music that created stars of its composers and performers, including Over the Rainbow, the Theme from E.T., five Duke Ellington tunes, Ave Maria, Classical Gas, and so much more.
Join the Toronto Concert Band and our special guests, the Norwegian Travelling Band, as we meet and rehearse together for the first time, in this special event presented by the Royal Conservatory of Music.
This is an informal event with limited space available. Drop in, hear us rehearse, and socialize with the members of both ensembles.
To hear us, head over to the Temerty Theatre at the Royal Conservatory of Music, 273 Bloor St. W. in Toronto. Enter through the glass doors and head up to the second floor. Our bands meet for the first time just a little earlier in the evening, and we’ll be playing music from our own repertoire for one another, rehearsing some music jointly, and generally having a good time. We hope that you enjoy the night of behind-the-scenes music preparation!
The TCB will perform most of the music you’ll hear on Saturday at our fall concert, November 24th at Glenn Gould Studio in Toronto.
Join the TCB for its fifth anniversary season, which will feature three concerts downtown:
Our November 24th concert features the Canadian Premiere of Gary Kuo’s Wingspan, introduced in person by the composer and performed by horn virtuoso Olivia Esther, Respighi’s The Pines of Rome, the works of Roland Barrett, J. S. Bach, G. F. Handel, Toto, The Who and more!
Two other concerts will be held this season, including Saturday, February 23rd, 2019 at 7:30pm at Metropolitan United Church, in a special joint performance with the Etobicoke Youth Band, and our fiftht anniversary concert on Saturday, June 15th, 2019 at 7:30pm at Glenn Gould Studio.
Join the Toronto Concert Band for a special joint performance with the Etobicoke Youth Band at Toronto’s glorious Metropolitan United Church in the heart of the city, at Church Street & Queen Street East. Each band wil perform on its own, and will then combine for a grand finale of nearly 200 musicians on stage to close the concert.
The bands will perform favourites including Jacob de Haan’s Ross Roy, John Williams’ famous theme from Superman, excerpts from Les Misérables, Debussy’s Engulfed Cathedral, and much more.
About the EYB
The EYB was formed to give music students the opportunity to play an enriched repertoire of music, from the classic band repertoire to marches to pop music. This dynamic group of young people has performed throughout the community and annually competes with distinction in a prominent music festival, receiving a first-place standing at the Kiwanis Music Festival in Toronto. The EYB consists of well over 100 members, who range in age between 12 and 18 and attend different middle and high schools in Toronto.
About the TCB
The Toronto Concert Band’s mission is to enrich the lives of local musicians through excellence in professional leadership, performance opportunities and carefully selected repertoire, fostering development of musicianship in a positive and supportive environment; and to enrich the lives of community members with music performance of high artistic quality, broad appeal, and educational value in an inspiring environment. TCB consists of 85 amateur musicians from Toronto.
Featuring the music from Guys and Dolls, Christopher Tin’s Grammy Award-winning video game theme song Baba Yetu, two works by Percy Grainger, Standridge’s Wolverine Summer, Balmages’ Breaking Point, the works of J. S. Bach, Samuel Hazo, Vince Gassi and more. Come enjoy an evening of music in late November with the Toronto Concert Band’s 90 members in the heart of Toronto’s entertainment district.
Photo by Rebecca Pinkus © 2019