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Brainerd Blyden-Taylor

Founder and Artistic Director

The Nathaniel Dett Chorale

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The Nathaniel Dett Chorale

4700 Keele Street

Toronto, Ontario,M3J 1P3

Canada

Company Description

The Nathaniel Dett Chorale was founded to celebrate the work and spirit of African-Canadian composer R. Nathaniel Dett and is Canada's first professional choral group dedicated to Afrocentric music of all styles, including classical, spirituals, gospel, jazz, ...more

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Employment History

Director of Music

All Saints Kingsway Anglican Church


Conductor

Ontario Youth Choir


Master

Antiquity #571 A. F. & A. M.


Affiliations

Nova Scotia Mass Choir

Board Member


Chaverim

Board Member


The CHORALE

Founder


University of Toronto

Member of the Teaching Staff At the Faculty of Music


Roots Festival

Artistic Advisor


Education

Honorary Doctorate of Laws Degree

York University


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Saint Timothy’s Church - Clergy & Staff

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Our Choir Director: Brainerd Blyden-Taylor
Brainerd Blyden-Taylor has led choirs since his teen years and is well known in the Toronto area for his work with church choirs, school boards, and as founder and musical director of the Nathaniel Dett Chorale.


A Cappella News: December 2004 Archives

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Brainerd Blyden-Taylor, the artistic director of Toronto's Nathaniel Dett Chorale, can relate to the disparaging comments levelled at Turnbull.
"Absolutely! "When I look out at the crowd, I go, 'This is my Toronto, this is my country.' I feel really honoured to have that mix of people coming to our shows," Blyden-Taylor says. By that, Blyden-Taylor means that the chorale is open to performing music by composers who are not of African heritage but who have been profoundly influenced by Afrocentric music. The Trinidadian-born conductor says that, before founding the chorale, he spent a few decades doing "what people call serious classical music. "But all of the music we do is serious, whether it's reggae or spirituals," he says.


About the Chorale - The Nathaniel Dett Chorale

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Brainerd Blyden-Taylor
Founder & Artistic Director Brainerd Blyden-Taylor is the Founder, Artistic Director and conductor of The Nathaniel Dett Chorale, Canada's first professional chamber choir dedicated to the creation and performance of Afrocentric music of all styles. Born in Trinidad & Tobago, Mr. Blyden-Taylor immigrated to Canada in 1973. He founded The Chorale in 1998, in response to a musical void in Canada; there had never before been a professional ensemble dedicated to the dissemination of Afrocentric choral music. The response that The Chorale has received in Canada and the United States since its inception has certainly given credence to Mr. Blyden-Taylor's vision. Mr. Blyden-Taylor has conducted several university, youth and concert choirs, most notably completing a 25 year tenure with The Orpheus Choir of Toronto. In addition he works frequently as a guest conductor, having appeared with organizations such as the Toronto Symphony Orchestra, Symphony Nova Scotia, Hannaford Street Silver Band, Nova Scotia Youth Choir, Ontario Youth Choir, Central Manitoba Youth Choir and the New Brunswick Choral Federation Youth Sing. He has also worked as artistic director and advisor for the Algoma Festival Choir, the Nova Scotia Mass Choir and the Chatham-Kent Roots Festival. Mr. Blyden-Taylor has served as a member of the teaching staff of the Faculty of Music, University of Toronto and the Faculty of Music, Queen's University. He is a Master Teacher with the Toronto Board of Education, coaching teachers and students in conducting and choral technique, and was recently awarded an honourary Doctor of Laws degree from York University in Toronto. Mr. Blyden-Taylor is also in constant demand as a Clinician, Adjudicator and Lecturer both nationally and internationally, working extensively across Canada and the United States of America, as well as in Cuba and France. He has also been invited to deliver workshops in Japan, Turkey and Israel. In addition Mr. Blyden-Taylor is an active church musician, serving currently as Music Director of All Saints Kingsway Anglican Church in Toronto.


Planet Africa Awards

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Brainerd Blyden-Taylor
Founder, Nathaniel Dett Chorale "Fill the cup that clears today of past regrets and future fears. - Omar Khayyam Brainerd Blyden-Taylor is the Founder, Artistic Director and conductor of The Nathaniel Dett Chorale, Canada's first professional chamber choir dedicated to the creation and performance of Afrocentric music of all styles. Born in Trinidad & Tobago, Mr. Blyden-Taylor immigrated to Canada in 1973. He founded The Chorale in 1998, in response to a musical void in Canada; there had never before been a professional ensemble dedicated to the dissemination of Afrocentric choral music. The response that The Chorale has received in Canada and the United States since its inception has certainly given credence to Mr. Blyden-Taylor's vision. Mr. Blyden-Taylor has conducted several university, youth and concert choirs, most notably completing a 25 year tenure with The Orpheus Choir of Toronto. In addition he works frequently as a guest conductor, having appeared with organizations such as the Toronto Symphony Orchestra, Symphony Nova Scotia, Hannaford Street Silver Band, Nova Scotia Youth Choir, Ontario Youth Choir, Central Manitoba Youth Choir and the New Brunswick Choral Federation Youth Sing. He has also worked as artistic director and advisor for the Algoma Festival Choir, the Nova Scotia Mass Choir and the Chatham-Kent Roots Festival.


Board of Directors «

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Brainerd Blyden-Taylor
Dr. Brainerd Blyden-Taylor - Founder/Artistic Director (Ex-Officio)


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