We would like to sincerely thank The W. Garfield Weston Foundation for their support of the Toronto Children’s Chorus who recently donated $15,000 to support the Choral Music Library and the Conductor Internship Program. We cannot thank them enough for their generosity! With generous support such as this, we are able to continue enriching the musical lives of so many young Canadians.
Coming in at number 24 the album, recorded in 1995 under the baton of Jean Ashworth Bartle, is a CBC SM5000 recording featuring Members of the Toronto Symphony and tenor Ben Heppner.
According to the CBC, “This is a holiday classic with stellar selection of mostly unfamiliar carols as well as a musical fable called The Last Straw by Ruth Watson Henderson. Here, the great Canadian tenor Ben Heppner is resplendent in the role of a cranky, over-burdened camel on his way to greet the baby Jesus. Pass the eggnog.”
The Toronto Children’s Chorus is also on the album voted number four featuring The Toronto Symphony playing Holst The Planets under the baton of Andrew Davis recorded in 1985. This album won a Juno award in 1986 for the best classical album. This coming May the TCC will be rejoining Sir Andrew Davis for a repeat performance of The Planets with the TSO.
That’s two albums featuring the TCC in the top 30 Canadian Classical Recordings!! Wow!
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