For me, the choir is a great outlet to temporarily step away from the stress of academic work. Singing and expressing emotion through song is also a great method of self care; which is a very important practice for all Ryerson students.
The choir is a very diverse and accepting group and it gives a chance for individuals, whether student, staff or community members, to feel valued and part of a unique group.
I love the choir and relish the opportunity to make my way downtown every Monday for rehearsals. It has fostered a sense of family and community. We sing, share laughs during the good times and have a profound appreciation for each other. Even though you may not be on a first name basis with everyone, a warm smile hello is nonetheless both reassuring and comforting.
Welcome to the Oakham House Choir
Christmas with Beethoven
When: Saturday, November 30th, 2019 at 7:00pm
Where: Knox Presbyterian Church – 630 Spadina Ave., Toronto, Ontario M5S 2H4
Program: Beethoven’s Mass in C, Vaughan Williams’ Fantasia on Christmas Carols and other Christmas Favourites
Oakham House choir is joined by Julie Ludwig, soprano, Lyndsay Promane, mezzo soprano, Zachary Rioux, tenor, Jeremy Ludwig, baritone and Toronto Sinfonietta under the direction of Matthew Jaskiewicz, music director.
$25 advance • $30 at the door • $15 students • 12 and under free
Tickets and Information: 416-960-5551
Hold Ticket form at https://form.jotform.com/oakhamhousechoir/christmaswithbeethoven
Interested In Singing With Us?
We are welcoming new singers for our Fall 2019 Concert Season! Students, Tenors and Basses are especially welcome. Join us during any of our practices in the month of September!
Our first practice of the season will be held on Tuesday September 3rd, with registration starting at 6pm. Regular rehearsals are held on Mondays from 7:00 to 9:00 p.m. at Oakham House (Gould Street at Church). For a full list of our fall rehearsals and important dates click here.
Our fall concert will be held on Saturday, November 30th, 2019 and our spring concert will be held on April 25th, 2020.
Our 70+ member choir includes students, alumni, Ryerson faculty and staff, and community members. Ryerson students and alumni, and current and retired faculty and staff are always welcome in the choir. .
Do you want to learn more? Please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org (preferred) or by calling Matthew Jaskiewicz, our Choir Director, at 416-763-8746.
See our attached Registration Form.
Spring 2020 Concert
Where: Knox Presbyterian Church
When: Saturday, April 25th, 2020 at 7:00pm
A Visit From Mayor John Tory
Oakham House welcomed Mayor John Tory to our 2018 Christmas Concert. The Mayor wrote a letter to commemorate the occasion.
Oakham House Choir in the News
Check out these articles in the Ryerson press about the choir:
Ryerson Today: Celebrating the Universal Language
The Eyeopener: Oakham House Choir performs at Carnegie Hall
For more info on the choir’s milestones click here.