“To create and perform Gospel music that will draw people into the awesome presence of God”.
No. The Toronto Mass Choir is a multi-denominational choir with members from many different evangelical Christian denominations.
The Toronto Mass Choir has a busy touring schedule which is has been primarily in Ontario, Quebec, Eastern States and on a limited basis Western Canada and the Caribbean. The choir has also travelled to 8 different countries including Italy, Romania, England and Poland. Schedules of these ministry opportunities including rehearsals are given out about 3-4 months in advance so members are able to plan their lives around them. The majority of this choir’s engagements include church services and large-scale events and the rest include appearances at ticketed concerts, high schools, banquets, television and radio appearances and other special events such as jazz festivals and benefit concerts.
The choir rehearses on average about twice a month on a Friday evening and sings out on average 2-3 times a month for a total of about 20-25 engagements a year. The choir travels by bus to engagements more than an hour away at no cost to themselves except incidental expenses such as a meal en route. Members are expected to secure their own transportation for engagements in and around the GTA.
It is important for the well-being of the choir that members remain accountable to their families and churches all the while recognizing that our touring schedule often takes place on the weekends including some Sunday mornings.