Patrick Murray

Conductor | Composer

See here for weekly Sunday services with the Parish Choir at St. John’s, Elora.

Upcoming Events

“i carry your heart: A concert for our community.” Parish Choir of St. John’s Elora, Elora ON, June 18, 3:30pm

Past Events

“Among Angels.” Chor Amica, London ON, May 27, 2023, 7:30pm

“Cry Out.” Bach Children’s Chorus, Toronto ON, May 7, 2023, 4pm

J.S. Bach Cantata 4: Christ lag in Todesbanden. Bach Meditations at St. John’s Elora, Elora ON, April 16, 2023, 3:15pm

“Spring Awakening.” University of Toronto Scarborough Concert Choir and ensembles, Scarborough ON, April 1, 2023, 7pm.

“The Hope of Loving.” Chor Amica, London ON, March 4, 2023, 7:30pm.

Verdi La Traviata. Opera Laurier with KW Symphony (chorus preparation), Kitchener ON, February 11 and 12, 2023.

J.S. Bach Cantata 111: Was mein Gott will, das g’scheh allzeit. Bach Meditations at St. John’s Elora, Elora ON, January 22, 2023, 3:15pm.

“Carols by Candlelight.” Chor Amica, London ON, December 11, 2022, 7:30pm.

“Holiday Concert.” Bach Children’s Chorus, Scarborough, ON, December 10, 2022.

“Fall Flourish.” UToronto Scarborough Concert Choir, Band, and String Orchestra, Scarborough, ON, December 3, 2022, 7pm.

“Duruflé Requiem: Music of rest and comfort.” Chor Amica, London ON, November 13, 2022, 7:30pm.

“In the Beginning: Songs of Creation.” Fifth Avenue Presbyterian Church NYC Fall Concert. October 21, 2022, 7pm. Includes a performance of my Morning Hymn.

PODIUM 2022 Choral Conference, Toronto ON, May 19-23, 2022.
Invited interest session and co-chair of community engagement initiatives

“Raise Your Voice.” Oakville Choirs for Children and Youth. Oakville ON, May 7, 2022.
Interim Director, A Few Good Men

“Earth Speaks.” Music by Reena Esmail, Morten Lauridsen, Johannes Brahms, Patrick Murray. With guest poets/activists Penn Kemp and Jennifer Chesnut. Chor Amica, London ON, April 10, 2022.
Guest Conductor

“Spring Awakening.” Ensembles at University of Toronto Scarborough. Scarborough ON, April 9, 2022.
Director, Concert Choir

“Choral Celebration.” Choirs at Wilfrid Laurier University. Waterloo ON, April 3, 2022.
Director, Laurier Singers

One Evening at the Turn of a Century, premiere. Text by Oliver de la Paz, commissioned by College of the Holy Cross College Choir, Allegra Martin, director. Worcester MA., March 26, 2022.

Awake, Timid Soul, premiere. Text by Patricia Orr. Metropolitan United Church Choir, Toronto ON, March 20, 2022.

Borderless: A Pirate Opera (opera by Ashley Seward). Wilfrid Laurier University Opera Program. Waterloo ON, March 4-6, 2022.
Chorus Director

“Composing Community: Julia Wolfe’s Anthracite Fields in Philadelphia, PA.” National Collegiate Choral Organization Conference, Atlanta GA, January 22, 2022.
Poster Presentation

“Return to Song.” Choirs at Western University. London ON, December 6.
Director, Western Chorale

“Contemporary choral composition as musical social practice.” SIMM-posium 6: The social and cultural commitment of the musician. Philharmonie de Paris, France, November 2, 2021.
Invited paper presentation

“In Relation.” Music of Jocelyn Hagen, Laura Hawley, Andrew Balfour, Nathaniel Dett, Christopher Harris, Eleanor Daley and others. Laurier Singers at Canadian Clay and Glass Gallery. Waterloo ON, October 30, 2021.
Director, Laurier Singers

“La Vie en Rose,” premiere arrangement. Commissioned by Carmel Bach Festival Chorale and Andrew Megill. Carmel, CA, October 27, 2021.

Canadian Renaissance Music Summer School. London ON, August 29-Sept 4, 2021.
Guest teacher