The Nathaniel Dett Chorale’s 2011/2012 season is now on sale. This season, we bring you three very different Afrocentric concerts representing a sweeping range of soulful repertoire, from Afro-Latino and Andean sounds in An Indigo Christmas… Navidad Nuestra; to the African inflections of jazz and spirituals interwoven with readings from Lawrence Hill’s award-winning novel in Voices of the Diaspora… The Book of Negroes; to a brilliant but little known opera by composer Scott Joplin, in And Still We Sing… Treemonisha.
We have a stellar lineup of guest artists for you this season, including Maderaz Latin Music and COBA (Collective of Black Artists); author Lawrence Hill and the Joe Sealy Quartet; and some of our most talented Chorale alumni, who will return to take the principal roles in Joplin’s Treemonisha.
Like our colleagues at some of the city’s best-loved arts organizations, we are pleased to announce our move to a new venue, Koerner Hall. Its excellent acoustics and central location at the newly expanded Royal Conservatory of Music on Bloor Street convinced us that it was the right time for us to relocate to what the Toronto Star has called “the best concert venue in Toronto.”
Director of Touring, Production, and Development