Once a month, CAMMAC hosts a Reading for singers and instrumentalists to read through a mass, cantata, or opera (for choir and orchestra) under the direction of a professional conductor. Occasionally Readings feature pieces for a capella choir (singers only) or symphonies or other orchestral works (instrumentalists only). The Readings are structured more like an initial rehearsal than as a performance.

The event is open to everyone and no preparation is required. In order to ensure that there are sufficient parts available and so that we know which parts are covered, we ask instrumentalists please to register in advance with the Reading co-ordinator (see box below).

Solo Opportunities:  Most works have solo vocal parts.  If you are an experienced singer and you’d like to give it a try, please contact the soloists coordinator, peter.solomon@utoronto.ca, as soon as possible.

You are welcome to come and listen to the Reading, but it is much more fun singing or playing!

Howard Dyck conducting Verdi Requiem, April 2001
Howard Dyck conducting Verdi Requiem, April 2001

Instrumentalists! Readings instrumentation 2018-2019Please contact the Reading co-ordinator to reserve a part for you at that Reading. The co-ordinator’s name is at the bottom of the flyer, found by clicking the Reading’s work in the schedule below.  

Please bring your own music stand!


Refreshments available for $1 during the break.

Readings Location

Elliott Hall at Christ Church Deer Park ( entrance to the Hall is on Heath St.)
1570 Yonge Street, Toronto
(2 blocks north of St. Clair Ave. at Heath St.)

Free parking on the street.
TTC: go to St. Clair station and walk north.

Music Readings Schedule

All Readings begin at 2:00pm sharp, and end at 4:30pm.

Please arrive 15 minutes early to set up so that the Reading can begin on time! 

Date Conductor Work Vocal/Instrumentation
September 16, 2018 Daniel Taylor HandelIsrael in Egypt Chorus and Orchestra
October 21, 2018 Elaine Choi Haydn:The Creation Chorus and orchestra
November 18, 2018 Joan Andrews Bach: Christmas Oratorio  Chorus and Orchestra
January 27, 2019 Shawn Grenke Mozart: Coronation Mass Chorus and Orchestra
February 17, 2019 Jennifer Lee Vaughan Williams:Towards the Unknown Region

Mendelssohn: Magnificat in D

Chorus and Orchestra
March 24, 2019 Leonidas Varahidis Fauré: Requiem and ARM Chorus and Orchestra
April 28, 2019 Daniel Norman Rossini: Stabat Mater Chorus and Orchestra
June 2, 2019 Alexandra Bourque Dvořák: Stabat Mater Chorus and Orchestra

For further info on Readings, please e-mail toronto@cammac.ca.