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Spring Concert 2018

Better Is Peace Than Always War – 2018 Spring Concert

Oakham House Choir observes the centenary of the end of the First World War with a very special concert. The featured works are two well-loved masterpieces: Gabriel Fauré’s Requiem and Karl Jenkins’ A Mass for Peace. For this occasion we will be joined by Novi Singers Toronto and the Toronto Sinfonietta. The concert takes place at Metropolitan United Church on Saturday, April 28, 2018 at 7:30 pm

In commemoration of the Armistice that ended the First World War 100 years ago.

The Concert

To be directed by Matthew Jaśkiewicz (recipient of the Order of Polonia Restituta), the concert will take place on April 28, 2018, at the 800-seat Metropolitan United Church on Queen Street East in downtown Toronto. There will be soloists, orchestra and 120 choristers on stage.
The concert will feature two masterpieces by composers whose countries suffered greatly in the First World War. One is the Requiem by the French composer Gabriel Fauré; the other is The Armed Man: A Mass for Peace by the contemporary British composer Sir Karl Jenkins. Both are highly dramatic and deeply moving compositions. The program will express a message of peace, so greatly needed in our troubled times.

Oakham House Choir

Directed by its co-founder, Matthew Jasśkiewicz, the eighty-member Oakham House Choir, now in its thirty-second year, is based at Ryerson University; it is made up of Ryerson students, alumni, faculty and staff, together with members of the wider Toronto community.

Toronto Sinfonietta

The Toronto Sinfonietta is a professional chamber orchestra which had its origins in the Polish Canadian Society of Music. It performs regularly with the Oakham House Choir.

Novi Singers Toronto

Based in the Greater Toronto Polish community, the Novi Singers specialize in a Polish patriotic and religious repertoire, together with other European music, both traditional and modern. On several occasions, they have enjoyed the sponsorship of the Consulate General of Poland.

Tickets are $30 at the door, $25 in advance, $15 for students, 12 and under free. For tickets email and information email at or call at  416-960-5551

Presented In Collaboration With The European Union Consulates In Toronto