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 2019-2020Please 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 22, 2019 Lydia Adams Bach: Magnificat Chorus and Orchestra
October 20, 2019 Mervin Fick Schubert: Mass in Eb Chorus and Orchestra
November 17, 2019 Maria Case Haydn; Bruckner: 2 Te Deums Chorus and Orchestra
January 19, 2020 Mark Vuorinen Buxtehude: Membra Jesu Nostri Chorus and Strings
February 16, 2020 Matthew Jaskiewicz Jenkins: The Armed Man Chorus and Orchestra
March 22, 2020 Ross Inglis Brahms: Requiem and ARM Chorus and Orchestra
April 26, 2020 Robert Cooper Beethoven: Mass in C Chorus and Orchestra
May 24, 2020 Eszter Horvath Mozart: Requiem Chorus and Orchestra

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