Welcome to our curated section of WHO’S WHO Arts Presenters.
This is a list of the most significant and important groups in the city. If you think that you should be included on this list, please see more details [here].
The Elmer Iseler Singers, conducted by artistic director Lydia Adams for the past 19 years, is a 20-voice professional choral ensemble based in Toronto. Founded by the late Dr. Elmer Iseler in 1979, the Singers have built an enviable reputation throughout Canada, the United States and internationally through concerts, broadcasts and recordings — performing repertoire that spans 500 years, with a focus on Canadian composers.
Off Centre Music Salon began as an attempt to find the magical, inclusive atmosphere of the Viennese and Parisian Salons of the 19th Century. At a time when the concert hall experience had become almost clinical in its austerity, we felt the need, more than ever, to go back to a time when music was shared: young artists performing alongside established "masters", the great masterpieces programmed with the forgotten gems, creating music with (and for!) friends that are family and family that are friends.
The Toronto Mendelssohn Choir is praised by patrons and media alike for the emotional intensity of its performances, and for its grand symphonic sound and clarity of expression. The Choir continues to be dedicated, since its founding in 1894, to engaging audiences with the power of great choral music performed live.
Talisker Players presents one of Toronto's most exciting and innovative concert series. It's vocal music, it's chamber music, and it's theatre too, blending words and music in evenings of adventure and discovery.
Founded in 2014, Bravo Niagara! Festival of the Arts is a not-for-profit organization dedicated to defining Niagara-on-the-Lake as an international destination for world-class music and intimate, innovative performances of the highest calibre.
Since its inception 1988, Mooredale Concerts has become one of the most exciting and successful musical enterprises in Toronto. Designed to inspire and entertain the whole family, great classical music performances feature top professionals as well as brilliant young artists. Some events also have commentaries on the music and human stories about the composers sprinkled in between pieces, enhancing audience appreciation.
Tafelmusik, Canada’s award-winning period instrument orchestra, was founded in 1979 and has long been renowned in North America and internationally for its distinct, exhilarating and soulful performances. Under the outstanding leadership of Chief Artistic Advisor Jeanne Lamon, C.M., it has excelled equally in music ranging from the baroque and classical eras and beyond, including adventurous cross-cultural reinventions of baroque classics. In the words of Gramophone, Tafelmusik is “one of the world’s top baroque orchestras.”
The Women’s Musical Club of Toronto presents an annual series of world-class chamber music concerts that include both well-established international and Canadian performers, as well as exceptional musicians on the threshold of their careers. An integral part of the WMCT’s programming is the presentation of its Career Development Award winner every three years, as well as the annual commissioning of a new work by a Canadian composer.
Show One Productions is a full service production company presenting concerts with high-profile classical musicians, opera stars, and orchestras, as well as great dance and theatre companies. Formed in 2004 by Svetlana Dvoretskaia, Show One continues its brand of excellence, presenting in Canada’s most prestigious concert halls. The secret to Show One Productions’ success is its uniqueness among Canadian presenters because of its successful blend of North American entrepreneurship and a strong European cultural sensibility. It thrives as well on a firm knowledge and appreciation of a wide range of musical genres. Not only is Show One Productions busy with concerts in major Canadian cities but it does outreach to the ethnic communities and welcomes many new immigrant audiences to its concerts.
Since 1997 The Chamber Music Society of Mississauga (CMSM) has created, produced, performed and recorded professional cultural programs for audiences of all ages. Each season CMSM presents a "Saturday Evening Great Hall Concert Series", an “Out and About” the community free performances in public spaces and as funding permits, curriculum based performances of “Tales and Tunes for Toonies” for young families and elementary school audiences.
Led by Artistic Director Andrew Burashko, Art of Time Ensemble transforms the way you experience music. The Ensemble fuses high art and popular culture in concerts that juxtapose the best of each genre. Art of Time entertains as it enlightens, revealing the universal qualities that lie at the heart of all great music, with the goal of attracting new and diverse audiences to the performing arts.
Led by Artistic Director Lawrence Cherney and Executive Director Susan Worthington, Soundstreams is a Toronto-based music presenter that commissions, develops, and showcases the work of contemporary Canadian composers and their international counterparts.
An international classical music festival and academy, Toronto Summer Music Festival brings world-renowned performing artists to Toronto for an unparalleled combination of concerts, guest lectures and Masterclasses.