Dear Patrons of Etobicoke Centennial Choir,
Given the ongoing COVID-19 crisis, with requirements for physical distancing and restriction of public gatherings in Toronto now extended until at least the end of June, we have cancelled our June 6 concert and sadly brought Etobicoke Centennial Choir’s 2019-2020 season to a premature close.
We will miss doing what we love — singing together at rehearsals and performing in the beautiful concert we had planned — but our primary concern at this time is the health, safety and well-being of our community. In particular, our thoughts and profound thanks go to health care providers and other essential service workers who are putting themselves at risk to help and protect others.
If you have purchased a season subscription or single-concert ticket, we respectfully ask you to consider making it a charitable donation to help us manage expenses. Please call 416-779-2258 or email firstname.lastname@example.org to receive a charitable donation receipt, exchange your ticket for a concert next season, or request a refund.
Many performing artists have been severely impacted by the current situation, with many losing all sources of income. If you are in a position to help, the Toronto Arts Council has established a fund to assist individual artists who require financial aid: https://torontoartsfoundation.org/toartistresponse
With deep appreciation, we thank you for your support and patronage of our choir. We look forward to the time when we can once again gather to sing and experience the joy of music together. Until then, please stay safe and follow the recommendations provided at Toronto Public Health and Public Health Ontario.
The ECC Board of Directors
Henry Renglich, ECC Music Director
Etobicoke Centennial Choir (ECC) is an inclusive choir that welcomes choristers, audience members and volunteers from all walks of life, backgrounds, identities and experiences. We offer an opportunity to learn, celebrate and perform a diverse repertoire, ranging from classical masterpieces to contemporary compositions and popular music. Choral music fosters joy and a shared camaraderie when individuals join voices together in song.
Etobicoke Centennial Choir (ECC) evolved from the massed choir assembled for Etobicoke’s official celebration of Canada’s Centennial in 1967. Now celebrating its fifty-second year, the choir continues to enrich the cultural life of Etobicoke by performing an annual three-concert series. The ECC also sings at a variety of community events around southern Ontario.
Members share a love of choral music and remain dedicated to the pursuit of choral excellence. If you would like to get in touch, please follow this link to our Contact Us page.
Supported by the City of Toronto through the Toronto Arts Council and Rama Toronto East Gaming Centre