Toronto Physicians Choir
We have been closely monitoring the COVID-19 situation and getting advice and guidance from many of our own members and following public health guidelines. To prevent possible exposure and to contain transmission, our choir will not meet in-person until further notice.
The choir experience is meant to be fun and enjoyable, and not a source of stress.
We have decided to continue our choir virtually. The shared singing experience and seeing the familiar and friendly faces every week has been a great source of joy. This video was created as part of this shared experience
From an idea to reality: the evolution of Toronto Physicians Choir
The Toronto Physicians Choir (TPC) was formed as a a result of a physician-driven response to an OMA District 11 Doctors' Lounge event that focused on the health benefits of choir singing. The goal of this initiative was to help prevent "burn out" and do some thing different. Started on the premise that anyone can learn to sing and feel good, membership is open to all medical students and physicians in the Greater Toronto Area. There are no auditions. Originally meeting just three times a month, the choir has grown to rehearse weekly and host social events and casual performances for family and friends.
We meet weekly on Wednesday evenings to enjoy each other’s company as we sing a variety of music spanning centuries of choral music and songs, from Gregorian Chant to Lady Gaga.ore detail.
Drop -in sing along sessions
All are welcome to join us at our sing-alongs hosted by the choir on a regular basis. Usually accompanied by guitar or piano, we are occasionally joined by additional guest musicians. We take song requests in advance - get in touch now to sing your favourite song!
1. Workshop for Tenors and Basses with guest Paul Grindlay on Oct 2nd 2019.
2.Join us for the annual holiday concert and potluck on December 18th at 8 pm. Family and friends welcome.
Passionate about sharing his joy of music, Paul Genyk-Berezowsky is a versatile performer and teacher based in Toronto. A strong believer in promoting positive change with music, Paul has organized concerts in support of causes including brain tumour research. In past seasons, Paul has worked as Associate Conductor of the Pax Christi Chorale, Assistant Conductor of the Oakville Choral Society, and Director of the Junction Chorus, a choir for adults with intellectual disabilities. As the 2018 recipient of the Ken Fleet Choral Conducting Scholarship, Paul guest conducted London Pro Musica in their spring concert. He completed his degree in Music Education at the University of Toronto and continues to pursue further conducting studies with some of North America’s leading conducting pedagogues and professional choirs. Honoured to have been part of the Toronto Physicians Choir’s inaugural season, Paul is excited to see the choir continue to grow.
Annual Fees and Drop-in fees
Annual fees are used to cover the salary of our choral director, the cost of the venue, sheet music and insurance fees. Annual fees are $500 per year for physicians. The first installment of $250 is due with initial registration and the second installment will be collected in January 2020 Full choir membership includes all the serious rehearsals and all the fun evenings. Drop-In sessions: People who wish to attend only the fun evenings will be asked to pay $20 per session at the door.
Fees will be discounted for medical students and residents.
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