The University of Toronto Schola Cantorum presents brilliant early choral and instrumental repertoire from across the centuries to a new audience. The group’s interpretations strive to recreate the original performances of musical works. The Schola Cantorum includes students from all levels of study (bachelor in music, master in music and doctoral candidates), with students representing many voice studios in the Faculty. The Schola Cantorum is the only large-scale group using period instruments and historically-informed performance practices to reveal the beauty of baroque and early repertoire.


In 2012, the Schola Cantorum made its inaugural performance with the famed Tallis Scholars. The ensemble also performed and toured central Canada presenting Handel’s Coronation Anthems and recorded early German works including Buxtehude’s Jesu meines Lebens Leben. The ensemble also appeared in concert touring with the Gabrieli Consort, presented Purcell’s Dido and Aeneas on four evenings to capacity audiences, offered a reenactment of the coronation ceremony of King George II and made their debut at the Stratford Summer Music Festival. The group presented Heinrich Schütz’s three-movement Musikalische Exequien in concert, accompanied by the Theatre of Early Music orchestra.



Hear the University of Toronto Schola Cantorum live in performance at SweetWater 2019.

Sunday Matinee Finale - Reasons to Celebrate

Sunday, September 22, 2019 

Roxy Theatre, Owen Sound, ON           2:00 p.m.