Past Events

Area Contest and Convention - May 24 to 26, 2024

The End of May brought our annual Area 5 Contest and Convention, held at the Sheraton Parkway North Toronto.  After watching a highly competitive Quartet Contest on Friday evening, we were eager to get on stage in the Chorus Contest the following day.  Our chorus, which included five new members to the Accolades, was thrilled with their performance, moving up 46 points from last year to receive the Most Improved Chorus Award. Though we came just short of qualifying for Internationals in November, we were also awarded the Audrey Borsos Memorial Award for the chorus achieving the highest non-qualifying score of the contest.

Later that evening, we gathered in the Grand Ballroom for dinner and entertainment, shedding our "Sunshine" song package costumes to become Dalmation puppies from our chorus chosen movie theme "101 Dalmations".  Our singing of "Cruella de Vil" was a hit, as we scared little puppies ended up turning on Cruella (our director, Alana).  And, at the end of the evening, the Accolades won a couple of gift baskets for the best table centrepieces, also based on our movie theme.  Definitely a day to celebrate!

Holiday Chorus Concert - November 30, 2023

At the beginning of November, the chorus welcomed 15 enthusiastic women who took up our invitation to come out and learn some Holiday songs with us in four-part harmony.  We were excited that several women chose to join each of the harmony parts, as well as several choosing to sing the lead or melody part.  After four rehearsal evenings, we put on a performance featuring the Toronto Accolades and highlighting this year's "Holiday Chorus".  Special guest performers were the North Toronto Songbirds children's choir and two terrific quartets -- brand new Belles and Whistles and Silver Medalists in this year's Ontario Men's Competition, Constructive Criticism.  The venue at Earl Bales Community Centre was filled to capacity by an enthusiastic audience of friends and family of chorus members and our special holiday chorus singers. 



Year End Party and Installation -- June, 2024

This year the Accolades combined the ceremony of installing their new Board of Directors with their year end party..






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