Past Events

Holiday Chorus Show - December 8, 2022

The Toronto Accolades invited anyone who was interested to join them for a month and learn to sing a cappella harmonies.  They learned several holiday songs and were able to perform them for family and friends at a holiday show on December 8th, joining with the Accolades in a special "Holiday Chorus".  The Accolades also sang a number of seasonal favourites, and the show featured a couple of special guests -- a children's choir, the North Toronto Songbirds, and Sweet Ads Region 16 first place quartet, Strike a Chord.


Area Contest and Convention - May 27 to 29, 2022

After a year and a half connecting and rehearsing only over ZOOM, the Toronto Accolades were happy to get busy working towards our 2022 Area 5 Contest, once we returned to in person rehearsals.  We enjoyed working with Alana, our new director, and got some fabulous coaching from Jordan Travis, as well.

On Friday evening of AC&C, we attended the Quartet Contest to cheer on Wendy Shibata and her quartet, SWAG.  Though everyone was masked and vaccinated, it was still the first time we had all enjoyed the camaraderie of contest since 2019.  SWAG sang well and is looking forward to singing again at Internationals.

On Saturday, it was the Toronto Accolades' turn.  A number of us were able to sneak a peak at the first of the competing choruses before getting ready to take the stage ourselves.  We were happy with the judges' evaluations of our performance, as we had managed to return to pre-Covid form and are ready to build on that going forward.

The theme of Saturday's dinner and was "Come as you ZOOM", so members wore their PJs and jogging pants to dinner with dressy tops for the occasion.  Sitting at tables with our own chorus members, we were finally able to ditch the masks for a while and enjoy conversation and a good meal before the presentation of awards (such as Normi Chinchen's 35 year certificate!) and being entertained once more by our Area 5 quartets.

A number of our members took advantage of the Education Classes, which were held on Sunday morning, to learn a bit more about arranging music, warm-ups, directing, and improving our singing voices.

It was truly great to be back!






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