Events

Oct
4
Thu
Music @ Midday: Student Showcase
Oct 4 @ 12:30 pm – 1:30 pm

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York University music students showcase their talent.

Free admission. Everyone welcome.

Maps & Directions 

 

Oct
18
Thu
Improv Soirée
Oct 18 @ 8:00 pm – 10:00 pm

An evening of improvisation in a participatory “open mic” set-up, hosted by the improve studios of Music Professor Casey Sokol.

Performers and observers welcome.
Admission is free.Casey Sokol

Oct
23
Tue
Music @ Midday: Singing our Songs
Oct 23 @ 1:30 pm – 2:30 pm

Young artists from York University’s classical vocal performance program share the stage in a series of concerts featuring arias, art songs and ensemble pieces.

Admission is free.

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Oct
25
Thu
Music @ Midday: Classical Instrumental Concert
Oct 25 @ 12:30 pm – 1:30 pm

The Music at Midday series presents a recital featuring student soloists in the classical performance program.

Admission is free. Everyone welcome.

Maps & Directions

Orchestra

Oct
27
Sat
G.I.V.E Gospel Inter-Varsity Explosion
Oct 27 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm

York University Gospel Choir in performance, Photo by Judy Karacs

Imagine the power of 200 voices raised in chorus. Now imagine that power expressed through gospel music.
The York University Gospel Choir joins forces and voices with three other choirs in a rafter-raising celebration of gospel music as part of the twelfth annual Gospel Inter-Varsity Explosion (G.I.V.E).

Music Professor Karen Burke, founding director of the York University Gospel Choir, is the powerhouse behind G.I.V.E. Joining the York choir is the U of T Gospel Choir conducted by Lisa Toussaint, the McMaster Gospel Choir led by Bomi Park and Carine Diverlus, and the Humber Gospel Choir conducted by Nicole Sinclair-Anderson.

The concert features performances by all four choirs, first individually and then as a massed Gospel choir co-directed by Burke and Tousssaint, backed by a professional rhythm section directed by Corey Butler.
“G.I.V.E. is a unique platform in Canada, bringing together and showcasing gospel choirs from various Canadian post-secondary institutions. The individual performances are so exciting, and then when the choirs all sing together on stage — it’s an experience not to be missed!” says Burke.

A renowned singer, choral director and composer in the field of African-American vocal music, Burke is recognized as an authority on the history and performance practices of gospel music. She has worked with many major choral ensembles and organizations, including the Toronto Mendelssohn Choir and Youth Choir, the Ontario Music Educators’ Association, Ontario Choral Federation/Choirs Ontario and Poland’s Pro Novis Foundation. She co-founded the Juno Award-winning Toronto Mass Choir, a gospel choir that has been touring and recording in Canada since 1988.

Admission: $15 | $10 students
Box Office: online or tel. 416-736-5888
Maps and Directions

Oct
30
Tue
Music @ Midday: Singing our Songs
Oct 30 @ 2:30 pm – 3:30 pm

Young artists from York University’s classical vocal performance program share the stage in a series of concerts featuring arias, art songs and ensemble pieces.

Admission is free.

Nov
8
Thu
York University Wind Symphony & York University Symphony Orchestra Preview Concert
Nov 8 @ 7:30 pm – 8:30 pm
York University Wind Symphony & York University Symphony Orchestra Preview Concert @ Tribute Communities Recital Hall, 112 Accolade East Building, York University

The York University Wind Symphony, under the direction of William Thomas, joins forces with the York University Symphony Orchestra, directed by Mark Chambers, in a preview concert featuring selected works from their upcoming end-of-term concerts.

Admission: $5

Box Office

Maps & Directions

 

Nov
15
Thu
Improv Soirée
Nov 15 @ 8:00 pm – 10:00 pm

An evening of improvisation in a participatory “open mic” set-up, hosted by the improve studios of Music Professor Casey Sokol.

Performers and observers welcome.

Admission is free.

Nov
29
Thu
Music @ Midday: Classical Piano Showcase
Nov 29 @ 12:30 pm – 2:00 pm

two hands on a piano keyboardClassical piano students from the studio of Professor Christina Petrowska Quilico showcase their talent.

Free admission. Everyone welcome.

York University Symphony Orchestra
Nov 29 @ 7:30 pm – 9:00 pm

Professor Mark Chambers conducts the York University Symphony Orchestra. 

Admission: $15 | $10 for students & seniors. 

Box Office: Purchase tickets online or phone

Maps & Directions

Dec
3
Mon
Music @ Midday: Instrumental Masterclass in Concert
Dec 3 @ 12:30 pm – 2:30 pm

Master ClassStudents in the Department of Music’s Wind Masterclass perform works under the direction of Professor Patricia Wait.

Free admission. All welcome.