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Support our Music Scholarship and Innovation Fund

Help ensure that music programming remains affordable to all who want to learn. This fund subsidizes music students and provides accessible, audio learning tracks for choir singers, and supplements guest artists’ fees for the Adult Daytime Culture and Education Programming. We are deeply grateful and every gift makes an impact!
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Choirs

INSTRUMENTS & ENSEMBLES

Choir Members Only (Sheet Music and .Mp3s)

MUSIC FILES FOR CHOIR PARTICIPANTS

If you are a current choir member who wishes to access your sheet music and/or audio files, you must create an account or log in to your account below.  New music will be posted as available. If you are already signed into your account, simply visit our choir music page

Instruments and Ensembles

CHOIRS

Concerts

CONCERTS

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Klezmer Ensemble - Begins Tuesday, Oct 8, 7-8:30 pm

Come join the fall term led by multi-instrumentalist and Ashkenaz Festival Artistic Director, Eric Stein.  Toronto's longest-running klezmer workshop program offers a friendly and relaxed environment to get deep into the music within a group context.  Immerse in the vocabulary and forms of klezmer music while exploring approaches to rhythm, melody and improvisation.  Learn how to play as part of an ensemble, with special attention to instrumental function, arrangement principles, and dynamics.  All intermediate through professional players are welcome and no prior klezmer experience is necessary.  Whether you're a diehard or neophyte, this group will scratch your Klezmer itch. 

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My Pop Choir

When you join My Pop Choir it will quickly become the highlight of your week. For each session we will be rehearsing in-person with the option to “hop” over to the virtual choir if you are unable to make it. Participants will have access to charts, vocal tracks, and instrumental tracks. There is no pressure to perform. We will all sing for the love of singing! For more information: deannad@mnjcc.org

Daytime - Tuesdays, Sep 17 - Nov 19, 1-2:30 pm

Be sure to select “daytime” from the drop down menu

Evening - Thursdays, Sep 12 - Nov 28, 7:15-8:45 pm

Be sure to select “downtown” from the drop down menu

The MNjcc welcomes and encourages choral singers from racialized persons/persons of colour, women, Indigenous peoples, persons with disabilities, LGBTQ2S+ persons, people of any and no faith, and others who reflect the diversity of our community, our city and our country.

 

The MNjcc is committed to the principles of the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA) and aims to ensure that dignity, integration, and equality of opportunity are embedded in all aspects of our organization's culture. Our Choir Director and the Manager of Fine and Performing Arts will work with you to arrange reasonable and appropriate accommodation. Please contact 416.924.6211 x 6251 deannad@mnjcc.org

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Community Choir - Mondays, Sep 16 - Dec 16, 7-9 pm

Singers Wanted! Sing a diverse repertoire in a choir that is all energy and heart! Our SATB choir meets Monday evenings. Rehearsals are well structured and singers learn skills in different musical genres, expression, blend, vocal production, and reading. A wonderful community of dedicated singers. Concerts in December and May. A vocal assessment is required for all new members. Contact conductor Harriet Wichin harrietchoir@gmail.com. To read the choir FAQ, please visit here.

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Up on the Roof: Yiddish Café featuring TBA - Thursday, Sep 19, 2:30-4:30 pm

Co-presented by the Committee for Yiddish. Enjoy an afternoon of music and Mameloshn at our popular Rooftop Yiddish Café! An homage to the great European Yiddish cafes and coffeehouses, this in-person event will feature a Yiddish concert performed by TBA. We will also have a Yiddish open-mic portion, for those wishing to read poetry, prose or perform an acapella song. Traditional kosher desserts will be served. Generously sponsored by the Committee for Yiddish. Presented in partnership with the Yiddish Vinkl and Grodzinski Bakery. Our inaugural spring concert sold out – advance registrations highly recommended!

Lecture Series

LECTURE SERIES

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They Wrote the Songs: Jewish Pop Superstars of the 1970s - Mondays, Oct 7, 21, 28 and Nov 4, 1-2:30 pm

Bette Midler exploded onto the 1970s music scene as The Divine Miss M. Neil Diamond (aka the Jewish Elvis) created one of the most enduring popular music catalogs. Carly Simon’s hip, slinky style mirrored the feminist movement, and Barry Manilow is the #1 Adult Contemporary Artist of all time. These influential singer/ songwriters changed our conception of pop music, creating a fresh, in-between sound that was honest and sentimental, sensual yet playful, and to this day, some of the catchiest tunes ever written. Visit our Holidays and Commemoration page for information about our Jewish Pop Stars of the 1970s Tribute Concert in Celebration of Chanukah.

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Adult Ukelele - Begins Tuesday, Oct 8, 7:30-9 pm

Are you a total beginner or someone who needs to refresh your basic skills? In this course, you will learn the basics of how to play the ukulele including: posture, tuning, how to play foundational chords, and how to strum. This course will prepare you to participate in Ukulele Beginner Plus to Intermediate level. More information: gretchena@mnjcc.org

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Adult String Ensemble - Begins Wednesday, Oct 9, 7:30-8:45 pm

Our Wednesday evening adult string ensembles is for adults who wish to reconnect and explore string ensemble music (violin, viola, or cello). With a variety of ensemble music, we will explore Suzuki group class ideas, build ensemble skills, and examine concepts for left hand and bowing. Assignments and exercises will be at an intermediate level using compatible repertoire for cello, viola, and violin, possibly referencing Suzuki repertoire books, and/or RCM repertoire grade 3 level and beyond. More Information: gretchena@mnjcc.org

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Intermediate Adult Ukelele - Begins Wednesday, Oct 9, 10:30 am-12 pm

Take your uke to the next level! If you’ve taken our beginners' class (or have previous playing experience) this course will provide you with new music genres as well as improve your skills and techniques. In no time at all you will learn new chords, read TAB, fingerpick, and even work on basic improvisation! For more information, and before registering, please contact: gretchena@mnjcc.org

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