Andrew Craig Workshop, Sat. Sept. 30, 10am-12:30pm

Join Echo for a workshop with Andrew Craig. at the Church of the Holy Trinity, 19 Trinity Square, Toronto
by the Eaton Centre, Accessible, S-E Door MAP
All are welcome. This workshop is geared toward treble voices, free to Echo Members,
Guests PWYC suggested $15. cash in hat style or e-transfer (see below).

Andrew is the final guest artist to be featured in ECHO!! Revived, our eighteen month-long digital project funded by a grant from the Canada Council for the Arts. Echo is very excited to host Andrew, a talented and versatile musician—singer, instrumentalist, composer and arranger, teacher—to name a few of his many creative activities. He has directed the music for Harbourfront’s tribute to Quincy Jones, performed twice for Nelson Mandela, and contributed to the public tribute for the late Oscar Peterson in 2008.

In 2013, Andrew founded Culchahworks Arts Collective, a Toronto-based arts organization that celebrates figures and events from African-Canadian, Caribbean-Canadian and African-American  cultural legacies. Dr. Martin Luther King, Bob Marley and Harry Belafonte have received large-scale tributes. Through Culchahworks, and in partnership with the Toronto District School Board, Andrew created the Warriors’ Chorus choir, as a way for young people of colour, who face unique challenges, to reclaim their heritage.

Andrew will be our Special Guest Artist at the Echo Dec. 3 Winter Concert, 7:30pm at Holy Trinity.

*e-transfer payment to  [email protected]
Question: What makes us happy? Answer: singing

Bongani Magatyana Community Weekend Workshop with South African choirleader & composer (Oct 27-29)

Echo is sponsoring a very special workshop this Fall, and we wanted to give you the first opportunity to register, before we open enrollment to the public. [Public registration will begin this coming Monday (Aug 28).]

Renowned choirleader and composer Bongani Magatyana is coming to Canada in October, and the Echo Choir has grabbed the opportunity to offer a special public workshop with him, open to adults and teens of all voices and genders.

Mr Magatyana is a regular teacher with Village Harmony in the US. He leads choirs at home in Cape Town, and his beautiful and intricate choral pieces have been commissioned and sung by groups around the world, including Harvard University’s choirs.This workshop will feature songs in English and Xhosa, with beautiful harmonies in South African traditions.

The event will take place at our regular rehearsal space, the Church of the Holy Trinity (behind the Eaton Centre), Fri Oct 27 to Sun Oct 29. Holy Trinity is a fully accessible space, with accessible washrooms.

Specific times are 7PM-9PM on Friday Oct 27, 10AM-4PM on Sat Oct 28, and 1PM-4PM on Sun Oct 29. Cost is $100 per person. Tea/coffee will be provided on Saturday and Sunday. (Note that meals are otherwise not provided, nor is accommodation.)

Register online here.

If you have questions, contact Rachel Bokhout ([email protected]), who is organizing this event.
We hope that you can join us for this special weekend. facebook event page

Echo will also have an open workshop Tuesday, October 24, 7-9pm at Holy Trinity for those of you who cannot make the weekend workshops, PWYC suggested $15.

The Echo Fall Session 2023 has began

at Church of the Holy Trinity Map
19 Trinity Square, Toronto (next to the Eaton Centre)
Accessible, N-E door

Echo has an exciting season ahead as we continue with our
“ECHO!! Revived ” Canada Council, grant project
This fall we will be working with special guest Andrew Craig,
and welcoming our New Assistant Conductor Katie White!

Now in our 32nd year, Echo is a community choir open to all women who can make the rehearsal commitment.
Echo loves singing folk music from around the world, celebrating all the cultural traditions that are alive and vibrant in our city.
We are social-justice oriented, audition-free, and anyone can join!

Rehearsals will be in-person. We’ll have a workshop with Andrew, sectionals, break-end singing,
orientation for new members, an open rehearsal and Winter Concert on December 3 at Holy Trinity.
Masks are now optional. We will continue to review the public health
data as the season progresses. 

Season Fees are $200. (Sept. 5 to Dec. 3) See schedule below. 
We strive to make singing accessible for everyone.
Echo has a sliding scale policy. 

Contact Anne know if you’re interested in joining us for our Spring Season starting Jan. 9 2024
[email protected]
We look forward to singing with you!

For more information about Echo 
Take a look at our new profiles pageMeet the Choir

In the spring we had the pleasure of working with Annabelle Chvostek 
View: Spring Concert Video: Enough is Enough! 2023 
and special guest Maria Dunn last fall. View Winter Concert 2022,
Through Darkness into Hope

Echo Fall Schedule 2023 
Church of the Holy Trinity    

Tues. 5   *all Tuesdays 7-9pm
Tues. 12 Orientation for new members
Tues. 19 Open Rehearsal & Welcome Tea
Tues. 26 
Sat. Sept 30 Andrew Craig Workshop 10am-12:30pm
Tues.  3, 10, 17
Tues. 24 Bongani Magatyana Workshop *See additional community workshops details below.
Tues. 31
Tues. 7, 14   
Sat. 18 Rehearsal/Workshop 10-12:30pm
Tues. 21, 28
December 2023
Fri. Dec. 1, Dress Rehearsal, 6-9:30pm (compulsory)
Sun. Dec. 3, Concert with Special Guest Andrew Craig 7:30-9:30pm

*Additional Bongani Magatyana Community Workshops hosted by Echo 
7-9pm on Friday Oct 27, 10am-4pm on Sat Oct 28, and 1-4pm on Sun Oct 29.
Cost is $100 per person. Register online here


Echo Spring Concert Video: Enough is Enough!

On Mothers’ Day, May 14, 2023, Echo hosted Annabelle Chvostek as our special guest artist, for a concert that celebrated many classic songs from before our years of isolation, as well as some of her songs we’d sung over Zoom. Many of the songs celebrated Mother Nature and brought attention to our collective responsibility to look after the environment. What a grand feeling it was, to re-awaken in public harmony, with a warm and lively audience at the Church of the Holy Trinity in Toronto.

Special thanks to the Canada Council for the Arts who sponsored and encouraged us during this special period of rebuilding. This high-quality video and several of our workshops were made possible by this grant under its Digital Now program. This was the second performance of three in our ECHO!! Revived series. We hope you enjoy it!

Concert Video, Enough is Enough! Spring 2023