David Fallis, Guest Conductor

David Fallis, guest conductor

Conductor David Fallis is one of Canada’s leading interpreters of operatic and choral repertoire, especially known for his work in both baroque and classical, and contemporary music. He has conducted  at the Royal Opera House in Versailles, the Glimmerglass Festival, Houston Grand Opera, Cleveland Opera, Wolftrap Theater, Utah Opera, Singapore Festival,  Festival Vancouver, Seoul Arts Centre, as well as for Orchestra London, Symphony Nova Scotia, Manitoba Chamber Orchestra, the Elmer Iseler Singers, and in major opera houses in Japan. For Toronto’s Opera Atelier, he has led critically-acclaimed productions of operas by Mozart, Monteverdi, Lully, Purcell, Handel, and Charpentier.

As Artistic Director of the Toronto Consort, Canada’s leading ensemble specializing in the music of the Middle Ages and Renaissance, David Fallis has toured extensively throughout North America and Europe and has led the ensemble in nine CDs. He led the Toronto Consort as the producer and conductor of historical music for two acclaimed television series, The Tudors and The Borgias.

Maestro Fallis conducted the world premiere of R. Murray Schafer’s The Children’s Crusade at the 2009 Luminato Festival in Toronto, and has conducted world premieres by many other leading Canadian composers, including James Rolfe, Christopher Butterfiled, Christos Hatzis, and Andrew Ager.

In addition, David Fallis directs Choir 21, a vocal ensemble specializing in contemporary choral music. Under his direction, Choir 21 recently performed at the Toronto International Film Festival, singing a modern score to accompany the silent film The Passion of Joan of Arc by Carl Dreyer.

David Fallis teaches in the Graduate Department of the Faculty of Music at the University of Toronto.