O HAPPY DAY (BEN HEPPNER & TORONTO MASS CHOIR)

Ben Heppner, one of the world’s leading dramatic tenors, is joined by the Toronto Mass Choir, Canada’s premier gospel choir, in a celebration of traditional and contemporary gospel music.

The Toronto Mass Choir (TMC) continues to be on the cutting edge of the Canadian gospel music scene, bringing their distinct gospel sound to the world stage. Now 35-strong plus a four-piece band, the not-for-profit choir consists of adult members who are from various local church denominations.

TMC’s travels abroad have taken them to several different countries including the United States of America, United Kingdom, Poland, Hungary, Romania, Italy, Trinidad and Barbados.

Since February 2002, TMC has garnered numerous awards, including: four awards from Gospel Music Association Canada (Best Urban/Contemporary Gospel Album of the Year [2002], Traditional Gospel Album of the Year [2006] and Seasonal Album of the Year [2010], a JUNO Award for Contemporary Christian/Gospel Album of the Year [2003], a Vibe Award for Urban/Soul Album of the Year [2003], Gospel Recording of the Year [2003], Urban Music Association of Canada), and the prestigious Lifetime Achievement Award from the Gospel Music Association of Canada in 2012. 

The September 2007 release of Going Home, a full Caribbean gospel album, showcased the choir’s soulful style of reggae, calypso, ska and new sounds with the fusion of jazz and reggae.