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February 17, 2019: A Choral Contest Featuring SHEVCHENKO CHOIR & CORO SAN MARCO

Two great choral traditions on one stage… we’re putting the “fun” back in Funiculi, Funicula!

Sunday, Feb. 17
3:30 pm
Trinity-St. Paul’s Centre
427 Bloor St. one block west of Spadina

$25
$15 students
Tickets or info
416-533-2725
info-sme@bellnet.ca
shevchenkomusic.com

From ravioli to perogy… and everything in between!
The program will feature a veritable smorgasbord of songs from
Ukrainian and Italian traditions, plus Georgian, American and
Canadian songs and more. Here are just a few of the numbers
you will hear…

The Ukrainian “anthem” Dnieper Roars
Georgian folk Friend’s Song
Cinema Paradiso from the film soundtrack by Ennio Morricone
Ave Maria by Caccini
Funiculi, Funicula! and much more

Shevchenko Choir
Although its roots lie in the Ukrainian community, the choir has always performed songs of others, Canadian folk songs and more. It has performed across Western Canada, in many cities in Quebec and the USA, and twice toured Ukraine, appearing on such stages as Massey Hall, Ontario Place
Forum, Hamilton Place, National Arts Centre, Kiev State Ballet &
Opera Theatre and many more.

Coro San Marco
Coro San Marco began in 1995 as an Italian choir but has since grown
to welcome members from many different backgrounds, and its repertoire
has grown at the same time. The choir has performed on its own
and with other choirs on many stages around Toronto and beyond
including as part of the 350-voice choir with the Toronto Symphony Orchestra to close out Toronto’s Olympic bid of 2001.

Bulletin #85 — November 2018

Headlines include:

  • Annual Concert finds itself a home at Trinity–St. Paul’s
  • TMO to appear with Toronto-bred Brazilian choro group Tio Chorinho
  • Past President, Edna Rigby, fondly remembered

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Bulletin #84 — May 2018

Headlines include:

  • A choral concert “With Hope”
  • TMO brings Thumbelina and Peter and the Wolf back to the stage
  • Donation of instruments

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Bulletin #83 — November 2017

Headlines include:

  • This year’s Annual Concert, April 30 at St. Michael’s Centre for the Arts celebrated 150 years of Canadian diversity
  • The tmo’s first-ever Fall Classic all-classical concert presented just last month
  • The World Premiere of Toronto Mandolin Orchestra: 60 Years of Diversity – a documentary film telling the rich history of this unique musical group

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Bulletin #82 — April 2017

Headlines include:

  • SME annual concert to feature special guests to celebrate Canada’s 150th!
  • Documentary Update
  • Government support for the SME

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Bulletin #81 — October 2016

Headlines include:

  • Toronto Mandolin Orchestra celebrates 60 years with special performance
  • SME to produce ambitious film documenting the TMO
  • Club 626 Seniors is 30 years young!

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Bulletin #80 — April 2016

Headlines include:

  • Shevchenko Ensemble to mark 125 years of Ukrainians in Canada
  • Original Male Chorus member honoured
  • Club 626 Seniors turns 30!

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Bulletin #79 — October 2015

Headlines include:

  • Unique and innovative Ensemble needs your support
  • Seniors’ Garlic Fest great fun
  • A new choral collaboration

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Bulletin #78 — April 2015

Headlines include:

  • Concert to mark end of WW II
  • Annual Banquet honours Ruth Budd
  • 32 Years later…the Shevchenko Musical Ensemble has moved from Columbus Centre

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Bulletin #77 — October 2014

Headlines include:

  • Toronto Mandolin Orchestra at Trinity-St. Paul’s Centre
  • Shevchenko Musical Ensemble’s Tribute to Taras Shevchenko
  • Annual Banquet to honour Ruth Budd
  • John Boyd on the eccentricities of the English language
  • Choral Concert with tribute to the late Pete Seeger

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