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    Tuesdays, October 9, 2018 - April 30, 2019 
    7:30 - 9:30 pm

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    Instrumentalists are welcome to this inspiring chamber group. Develop solid arranging and ensemble-playing skills while exploring the fundamentals of Klezmer music. All instruments are welcome. Intermediate skill level needed, but you do not need prior experience in an ensemble to join. Participants will need to know how to read sheet music, but the instructor can arrange music to accommodate varying note reading abilities. The goal is to put together a performance for the spring ensembles concert in the Al Green Theatre. For more information, email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

    Conductor: Eric Stein

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    Wednesdays, September 12 2018 – June 6 2019 (*no class Sep 19, Dec 26, Jan 2)
    7:30 – 9:30 pm

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    Conductor: Mark Ramsay
    Assistant Conductor: Briony Glassco

    The MNjcc Community Choir has been making music together for over 20 years! The dynamic 80-voice SATB choir sings a variety of repertoire and styles including world, jazz, classical, Jewish, folk, gospel, and pop. The program includes sectional rehearsals, small ensemble opportunities, and two annual cabarets to feature the diverse talents of the singers in the choir.

    Auditions for new members are being scheduled for the end of August and early September.

    $385
    3% CIF plus HST charges may apply 

    Please fill out this form if you are interested in auditioning for the Community Choir.


    Mark Ramsey 235x200Mark Ramsay is the conductor of the MNjcc Community Choir and Chamber Choir. He is also the director of the University of Toronto Men’s Chorus, the assistant conductor and pianist for the Exultate Chamber Singers, and recently joined the Choirs Ontario Board of Directors as the editor of its publication, Dynamic. He has been a student conductor with the Elmer Iseler Singers, conducting fellow with the Canadian Chamber Choir, apprentice conductor with the Ontario Youth Choir, and tour manager for the National Youth Choir of Canada. Before moving to Toronto, Mark worked for ten years as a high school music teacher and curriculum specialist in Summerside, PEI where he was also the conductor of the Summerside Community Choir. He holds a Master of Music (Choral Conducting) from U of T as well as a Bachelor of Music Education (Piano) from the University of Prince Edward Island. Currently, Mark is enrolled in the Doctor of Musical Arts (Choral Conducting) program at U of T under the guidance of Dr. Hilary Apfelstadt and teaches an undergraduate course in choral music education. He is a recipient of an Elmer Iseler National Graduate Fellowship in Choral Conducting as well as a University of Toronto Fellowship. (www.markramsay.ca)


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    Tuesdays, September 5, 2017 - August 7, 2018
    1:00 - 2:30 pm

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    Are you an adult who LOVES to sing? No experience or sight-reading necessary. Large co-ed choir! Join us, and fill your life with the joy of singing in harmony. Conductor: Asher Farber. Missed dates: Dec 25, Jan 1, March 12.

    Tuesdays, October 9 - December 11, 2018
    (Beginner) 7:30 - 8:30 pm 
    Wednesdays, September 26 - December 5, 2018
    (Intermediate/Advanced) 7:30 - 8:30 pm 

    String ensembles for adults (ages 23 and beyond), who wish to reconnect with their instruments, and/or who would like to learn an instrument from the very beginning. Participants are strongly advised to take weekly private lessons as well. We'll have two performance opportunities in the Al Green Theatre. 

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    Fall: Broadway

    Thursdays, October 18 - December 6, 2018
    7:00 - 8:30 pm

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    Conductor: Gillian Stecyk
    Eight weeks devoted to one genre! Enjoy the repertoire, vocal technique, and train your ear to harmony. All are welcome. No experience or audition required. 

    Wednesdays, October 10 - December 12, 2018
    10:00 am - 12:00 pm

    If you are looking for an instrument that is portable and easy to play, and as well for a group of people to play and sing your favourite songs with, then this is the course for you! This class will guide you, from the very beginning, through the essential techniques needed to make music on this wonderful instrument, including: how to hold a ukulele, tuning, strumming, chords, reading TAB, finger picking, and learning to play in an ensemble. You will play songs from the very first class, and have a lot of FUN along the way.   

    Participants will need their own soprano, concert, or tenor ukulele.  The class will use the method book:  Essential Elements for Ukulele, (Hal Leonard) as well as supplementary materials provided by the instructor.

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    Contact & Info

    750 Spadina Ave. (at Bloor), Toronto, Ontario M5S 2J2

    Phone: 416.924.6211
    Fax: 416.924.0422
    Email: info@mnjcc.org

    Charitable registration:
    140344243 RR0001

    Wheelchair Accessible

    The MNjcc is committed to accessibility. Please let us know in advance if you have any accommodation needs:

    inclusion@mnjcc.org | 416.924.6211