About Chroma

Choir Bio

Chroma Vocal Ensemble was created in 2022 by a group of musicians who share a passion for creating uplifting and exquisite choral music. Chroma aspires to evoke the intensity of infinite colour that its name represents. This exciting new Canadian choral ensemble draws from many different communities within the Greater Toronto Area, sharing a collective purpose through their love of singing.

Under the leadership of founding conductor Mitchell Pady, Chroma celebrates Canadian composers, showcasing music that inspires a love of the choral arts in its audiences. In collaboration with established and emerging composers, Chroma Vocal Ensemble is dedicated to exploring new possibilities for ensemble singing.

Soprano

Corinne Chapman
Maureen Pecknold
Lynne Smythe
Katie Thurman
Sarah Workman

Alto

Chloe Matamoros
Kate Matthews
Melissa Renshaw
Emma Richardson
Erin Smythe
Clare Tremain

Tenor

Kevin Chen
Joe Donahue
Adam Hu
Don Pyper
Lionel Tona
Chris Tanaka-Mann

Bass

Scott Bell
Carl Jackson
Mark Lee
Luke Marty
Dale Miller
Ben Wright
Isaiah Yankech

Honorary Patron – Lydia Adams, C.M.

Artistic Director

Mitchell Pady

From his beginnings as a boy treble with Derek Holman, to Toronto Mendelssohn Youth Choir under Robert Cooper, Mitchell Pady went on to study voice and composition at Western University, and has had the great fortune to work with many other visionary choral conductors, including Sir David Willcocks, Helmuth Rilling, Paul Hillier, Tõnu Kaljuste and Kaspars Putnins.

In addition to Chroma Vocal Ensemble, Mitchell is the artistic director of The Cellar Singers, Oriana Women’s Choir, and the project based ensemble Acquired Taste. Mitchell has served as guest conductor for the Elmer Iseler Singers at their Toronto Symphony Orchestra appearance in Holst’s The Planets, an EIS series concert featuring David Lang’s The Little Match Girl Passion and Gabriel Fauré’s Requiem, as well as conducting additional performances of The Little Match Girl Passion at Ottawa’s Music and Beyond Festival and the Festival of the Sound in Parry Sound.

Mitchell is a member of the faculty of the National Youth Orchestra of Canada, the Interprovincial Music Camp, and is a regular guest coach with the Toronto Symphony Youth Orchestra. Dora and Juno award winner, Mitchell sings professionally with the Elmer Iseler Singers under Lydia Adams, and Choir 21 with David Fallis, as well as being featured as a pops soloist under the baton of the late Howard Cable. Mitchell has recorded for Naxos, Perimeter Records, Centrediscs and Chandos.

Our 2023/24 Season

Under the direction of Mitchell Pady, experience the thrill of singing with Toronto’s newest contemporary vocal ensemble. CHROMA is always looking for qualified singers to join us in making beautiful music together. If you want to sing exceptional choral music and have some choral experience and sight-singing ability, please connect with us. We’d love to hear from you.