THE SCOOP | Amadeus Choir: 50 Years Of Tune & Honouring Lydia Adams As Conductor Emerita

Conductor Lydia Adams (Photos: R by Mark Rash; L courtesy of Amadeus Choir)
Conductor Lydia Adams (Pictures: R by Mark Rash; L courtesy of Amadeus Choir)

The Amadeus Choir of Higher Toronto, throughout their Fiftieth birthday celebrations, have introduced the designation of Lydia Adams as Conductor Emerita. The position acknowledges her seminal position within the choir’s historical past, having led it from 1984 till 2019.

Throughout her tenure, the choir has gained a world fame.

Mary Grey, Board Chair of the Amadeus Choir, commented in an announcement, “We’re thrilled to announce Lydia Adams as Conductor Emerita of the Amadeus Choir of Higher Toronto. Lydia’s enduring influence has formed our choir into what it’s right now, and we’re honoured to pay tribute to her influential management throughout this momentous Fiftieth-anniversary season.”

Lydia Adams, C.M.

Conductor, composer, arranger and pianist Lydia Adams is in her twenty fifth season as Creative Director of the Elmer Iseler Singers.

Born in Glace Bay, Nova Scotia, Lydia studied music at Mount Allison College, and went on to the Royal School of Music and the Nationwide Opera Studio in London, England. She led the Amadeus Choir of Higher Toronto as its conductor for 35 years.

She was appointed to the Order of Canada in 2023.

Present Creative Director of the Amadeus Choir Kathleen Allan feedback, “I’m lucky to inherit the unbelievable choir that Lydia constructed over her 35-year tenure. The cohesive lyrical sound, openness to revolutionary compositions, and a robust sense of neighborhood are the enduring pillars of this choir that Lydia established over three and a half a long time.”

Lydia Adams & Amadeus: 35 Years Of Management

What’s now the Amadeus Choir of Toronto started as a bunch of native choral singers based mostly in Scarborough. Below Lydia Adams, it has developed right into a mass choir, drawing its members from the Higher Toronto Space.

Adams was chargeable for overseeing many important landmarks throughout its historical past:

  • The manufacturing and launch of seven full-length albums;
  • Three profitable excursions;
  • A number of awards from the Affiliation of Canadian Choral Communities (now Choral Canada);
  • She initiated a 25-year-long annual Seasonal Songwriting Competitors.

The choir collaborated and carried out with Andrea Bocelli and excessive profile visitors resembling Roberta Bondar.

“It was actually an amazing honour of my life — and I’m honoured to share the long run with the Choir as Conductor Emerita,” Adams states.

As Kathleen Adams begins her maternity depart, Adams might be taking on because the choir prepares for his or her Could 15 efficiency of Haydn’s Creation.

Congratulations to the Amadeus Choir of Higher Toronto on their 50 years, and to Lydia Adams on the effectively deserved recognition.

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