The Birthday Series at Heliconian Hall 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.
The founder and organizer of the series, Michelle Kyle, has moved away from Toronto, and has decided not to continue the series. Many thanks to all of our performers, volunteers and audience members who shared in celebrating the composers' lives and music.