The Amadeus Choir is celebrating the 30th edition of its International Songwriting Competition in the upcoming concert season! The competition presents a unique opportunity for composers of all ages and levels of experience to create new repertoire for the Canadian...read more
Lydia Adams, one of Canada’s most distinguished conductors, has been conductor and artistic director of the Amadeus Choir of Greater Toronto since 1984 and of the Elmer Iseler Singers since 1998. The 2015-16 season marks her 31th year with the Amadeus Choir.
The Choir has become known for its professionalism, exceptional musicality, and diverse, high-quality programming – all a reflection of the leadership provided by Ms. Adams. During her time as Conductor and Artistic Director (since 1984), the choir has grown significantly in size and reputation to become one of Canada’s pre-eminent choral groups.
The Amadeus Choir performs a regular series of concerts at carefully selected downtown Toronto venues, presenting well-known artists in works by Canadian and international composers, including major works with instrumental ensembles or full orchestra, as well as challenging a cappella performances.
In addition to the Amadeus Choir’s regular concert series, the choir takes an active role in Ontario’s choral community by working in collaboration with other prominent local ensembles, such as the Toronto Symphony Orchestra, Elmer Iseler Singers, Bach Children’s Chorus, Hannaford Street Silver Band, Gryphon Trio, Trillium Brass and True North Brass.