This page provides archives of past music projects envisioned and created by Michelle Kyle.
The Birthday Series at Heliconian Hall
The Birthday Series was a Toronto concert series that presented nine concerts between January 2010 and May 2011. The series celebrated the lives and music of composers of art songs and chamber music with programs of their works on their actual birthdays. Professional performers and students from Voice Studies at University of Toronto presented well-known and rarely performed vocal and instrumental music. Our friendly events combined music, education and joyful celebration, with insightful narration, home-baked cookies, birthday song sing-alongs in the composer's language, CDs of the composer's music as door prizes, and complimentary birthday cake served with whipped cream, coffee and tea.
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Heliconian Choir and Orchestra
The Heliconian Choir and Heliconian Orchestra are new chamber ensembles of the Toronto Heliconian Club, a meeting place for professional women in the arts and letters founded in 1909. Rehearsals and concerts take place at Heliconian Hall in the Yorkville area of downtown Toronto. The choir began as an SSA chamber choir of 9 singers, plus conductor and soloists, with the intention to later expand to an SATB choir. The orchestra began as a small chamber orchestra of 11 people plus conductor (string quintet, wind quintet and piano), with the intention to later expand to a larger chamber orchestra with 3/3/2/2/1 strings. The ensembles were co-founded and led in their inaugural season by Artistic Director Michelle Kyle and conductor Sarah John, with an inaugural concert on May 29, 2011.
Visit The Heliconian Choir and Orchestra Archival Website