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The Marion’s Sing for Free!            

Our mandate is to help raise funds for humanitarian non-profit organizations using our gift of a capella choral singing.

Our Style

We sing Tudor era, renaissance, baroque, romantic, light opera, gospel, modern. Sacred to secular, serious to silly and anything you can think of in between. We’ll sing it for you!

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About

Toronto, Ontario, Canada

The Marion Singers began informally in the early 1990s with a core of voices from the Orpheus and St. Clement’s Choirs to celebrate the wedding of Marion Thompson.  The continuing bonds of music and friendship have led to the development of a distinctly accomplished choir whose chosen restriction of performing (and rehearsing) a capella enables it to meet the ultimate demands on the blend and tonal shades of their collected voices.  The resulting fluency and ease within their discipline has yielded an effortless joy of performance in a repertoire spanning the sacred and the secular from the 15th to the 20th century.  The Marion Singers is an all-volunteer group, performing recitals in and around the Greater Toronto Area, raising funds for various humanitarian, non-profit causes from relief work to restoration.  Their first CD, self-titled The Marion Singers, was released in 2000. 

“…a choir ranking among the finest to have performed in the distinguished list to have appeared at Sharon Temple.”                                 Ruth Mahoney, Site Director, Sharon Temple

 

Christopher Dawes | Music Director  

Christopher Dawes is an accomplished freelance musician well known in the GTA, a fellow of the Royal Canadian College of Organists, and a renowned recitalist who has performed recitals across the county as well as many cities in Europe and the United States.
Mr. Dawes has served many churches as Organist and Choir Director for over 30 years, including St. James’ Anglican Cathedral and Timothy Eaton Memorial churches in Toronto.  He has served as Director of Canada’s Summer Institute of Church Music in Whitby since 2004.
As well Christopher has collaborated with many choral groups in the Toronto area such as the Elmer Isler Singers and Tafelmusik Chamber Choir, the Toronto Mendelssohn Choir, Toronto Mass Choir and Soundstreams’ Choir 21, to name a few.
Currently Mr. Dawes is accompanist and coach to the graduate and undergraduate choral and instrumental conducting programs at the University of Toronto’s Faculty of Music. Since 2006 he has also served as a staff accompanist for the Toronto Children’s Chorus.  He lives with his wife Marcia and their three children in Georgetown, Ontario.

Tony Browning | Director Emeritus

Director Emeritus Tony Browning began his career playing double bass in the National Youth Orchestra of Great Britain and singing counter tenor in the Minster Choir while studying at the University of York.  He is a Licentiate of the Royal Academy of Music and an Associate of the Royal College of Music.  On coming to Canada, he joined the Cathedral Choir of St. James, Toronto; performed in oratorios throughout Ontario; performed for CBC and in recital.  On assuming directorship of The Marion Singers from 1997 to 2016, Tony’s depth and range of experiences has flourished in conducting and composing.

 

Next Concert

 

  1. Marion Singers at Christ Church St. Jude’s in Ivy

    October 28 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm

Contact

Is your non-profit organization looking for ways to raise funds in an entertaining and enlightening way? The Marion Singers can help.  Contact us….

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Discography

An Unexpected Gift

A Christmas CD from the Marion Singers is a mix of classical to contemporary a capella choral music spanning the Advent season to Epiphany

Departures

Reflections of the leaving of mind, body or sprit. Departures is the culmination of songs of prayer, poetry and remembrance, representing the human sense of loss or endings. And in those reflections is beautiful music that lifts the soul

Volume 2

Sacred to secular, serious to silly. Some classic repertoire from the Marion Singers

The Marion Singers

The Marion Singers introductory CD released in 2000 represents the concert performance style of the choir

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