A MESSAGE FROM KAREN
Welcome to the 15th Anniversary of PowerUp, Canada’s premiere Gospel music workshop! On behalf of Toronto Mass Choir and in cooperation with York University, we are so excited to offer this exciting experience just for you!
TMC is in awe to think of our humble beginnings in 2005 as a Friday night rehearsal and Saturday classes/concert, all taught by TMC members. Today, PowerUp has evolved into over 25 different workshops with a teaching faculty of 20 dedicated professionals, all experts in their field!
Toronto Mass Choir is also celebrating our 30th anniversary season (1988-2018) and so we are ‘doing it up big’ during PowerUp to celebrate with internationally renowned guest clinician, Dr. Raymond Wise and a LIVE recording of our finale concert!
PowerUp 2019 officially begins on THURSDAY NIGHT, Feb. 21 with an opening reception, ‘meet and greet’ and official 1st mass choir rehearsal of the Power Up Workshop Mass Choir. Come and meet many of our clinicians including our special guest clinician, Raymond Wise from Columbus, Ohio. New this year – since we are doing a live recording, in order to participate, you must register for this year’s recording choir and attend all FOUR rehearsals. These rehearsals do not overlap any course offerings that weekend, but we do need to know exactly how many people we will have singing in the live recording at the finale concert.
Our Sunday evening finale concert will be held at Bayview Glen Church, 300 Steeles Ave. E. in Thornhill (Bayview & Steeles) on Sunday, Feb. 24 at 7:30 pm. Encourage your friends and family to come and witness powerful performances by the PowerUp Workshop Mass Choir, the PowerUp Chorale, the PowerUp Youth Choir and special guests including Raymond Wise! NOTE: The PowerUp Workshop Mass Choir is wearing ALL BLACK that night! Additional concert tickets can be purchased on-line at: https.\\powerupconcert.eventbrite.ca or at the door.
The mission statement of TMC is “To create and perform Gospel music that will draw all people into the awesome presence of God”. If this mandate resonates with you, please consider partnering with us to help extend this legacy. Consider making a special one-time donation or becoming a monthly partner. Visit www.tmc.ca/donate and automatically receive a tax-deductible receipt for any donation over $20. Remember to also follow us on Instagram or Twitter @tmasschoir and ‘like’ our TMC Facebook page!
Thank you to those of you who are returning to PowerUp and bringing your friends – we love connecting with all of you! Let the celebrations begin!
Artistic Director, Toronto Mass Choir