The Handel Singing Competition

I am Canadian, and I am under 30 years of age, and I have been known to sing on occasion. To sing Handel even. But I will not be applying for the Classical Music Consort’s Handel Singing Competition, because I don’t sing very well. Perhaps all these qualifications (Canadian, under 30, sings Handel) apply to you except for that last one (sings poorly)? In that case, you should probably apply.

The Classical Music Consort has been involved in a lot of neat things in Toronto, and for non-applicants like myself the competition will probably be very interesting to attend. It will be part of an overall Handel festival taking place from May 3rd to 8th and featuring a performance of Handel’s first oratorio, Il Trionfo del Tempo e del Disinganno.


  1. Ashiq Aziz

    The website is being updated and more information about the Second Annual Springtime Handel Festival should be available in February. Sorry about the inconvenience. Our next show is at the St. Lawrence Centre for the Arts downtown for Opera in Concert (Haydn’s La Fedelta Premiata). Hope you can come!

  2. Definitely the Opera

    Do you have the date yet for Haydn, and the principals etc?

    Il trionfo del tempo is one of my favourite Handel works. As soon as you know who’s singing Bellezza, Piacere, Disinganno and Tempo, let us know.


  3. Definitely the Opera

    Brilliant, thanks. Can the TBA be an alto? Pretty please? I am part of the International Web-Conspiracy for the Perpetuation of the Trouser Role.

    (Casting a tenor as Orlofsky, for instance, is a crime punishable by pieing, according to our Rule Book. Chapter 7, Clause 3.33)