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Wednesday, March 25, 2009

The ESO and local choirs embrace powerful and evocative scenic cantata - Apr. 4 & 5

Classic Landmarks Masters

The ESO laments lost love, the coming of spring, and fickle fate in epic cantata Carmina Burana

Saturday, April 4th 8:00 pm; Sunday, April 5th 2:00 pm

Edmonton, AB Ķ An overwhelming feeling of rhythmic energy will pulsate through Enmax Hall at the Winspear Centre as the Edmonton Symphony Orchestra (ESO) brings to life the primitive tales of love, lust, the pleasures of drinking, and the heightened moods evoked by springtime. The towering epic and 20th century masterpiece Carmina Burana is a compelling drama that explodes with its expressive intensity and stirring poetry.

Joining the ESO and Music Director William Eddins in this grand production are Allene Hackleman (ESO Principal horn), tenor Bonaventura Bottone, soprano Ilana Davidson, baritone Hugh Russell, plus the amalgamation of voices from the Kokopelli & ran choirs, Cantilon Chamber Chorus, and the Ukrainian Male Chorus of Edmonton. Over 200 performers will powerfully denote events of foreboding nature and the capriciousness of fate in O Fortuna, one of the most widely heard and recognized classical music themes of our time.

Everything I have written to date, and which you have, unfortunately, printed, can be destroyed. With Carmina Burana, my collected works begin. ~ Carl Orff, 1937

Ticket prices for this performance range from $20-$69 (agency fees apply). Student and senior $20 rush tickets are on sale, subject to availability, two hours prior to performance time. Learn more about the performance on Saturday at Symphony Prelude: 7:15 pm in the Upper Circle (Third Level) Lobby with D.T. Baker.

The next performance of the Masters series will take place on May 8th and 9th, as conductor Jacques Lacombe leads the ESO and Richard Eaton Singers Womens Chorus in A Space Odyssey. Celebrate the heavenly bodies in this, the International Year of Astronomy.

This series is generously supported by Classic Landmarks Master Builder.

Saturday evenings performance is generously sponsored by Finning Canada.

Media Sponsors: The Edmonton Journal and CKUA Radio Network

Guest Artist Sponsors: Dr. & Mrs. G. Tertzakian & Dr. James Timourian

Sponsorship inquiries can be directed to Marc Carnes, Director of Development, at (780) 401-2518.

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Tuesday, March 24, 2009

Kyiv Chamber Choir Makes Awaited Return

Roy Thomson Hall: Friday, April 24 at 7:30PM

For Immediate Release Toronto, March 24, 2009: Platinum Concerts International (PCI) proudly presents the world-renowned Kyiv Chamber Choir and conductor Mykola Hobdych at Roy Thomson Hall on Friday April 24 at 7:30 p.m. This concert is part of a Canadian tour which includes 12 Canadian cities and marks the much-anticipated return of this award-winning ensemble, which last appeared in Canada in 2006 to public and critical acclaim. The Toronto performance is unique however, as the Kyiv Chamber Choir joins forces with renowned choral ensembles Elmer Iseler Singers, Vesnivka Choir, and St. Michaels Choir School for an evening of classical Ukrainian choral works sung in the antiphonal style, with the sounds of these Choirs coming from around Roy Thomson Hall.

Kyiv Chamber Choir performances always bring audiences to their feet. Presenting programmes that combine choral works drawn from a rich Ukrainian musical history dating back over 1,000 years, the 21-voice ensemble has earned a world-wide reputation as the foremost proponent of Ukrainian choral music, and has won three Grand Prix awards in European choral competitions. Ukrainian folk music, arranged by the finest contemporary composers, is also a part of the Choirs dynamic performance, featuring costumes, instruments and choreography. The Kyiv Chamber Choirs outstanding performances are unlike anything else in the world of music. This is an ensemble of rare quality, a purveyor of music at its transcendent best, wrote Bill Richardson in The Georgia Straight after the KCCs last Canadian visit.

In addition to their touring and concerts, the celebrated Kyiv Chamber Choir has recorded over 30 CDs, featuring the best music of their homeland, delivered with outstanding skill and overwhelming passion. The Kyiv Chamber Choirs 2009 spring tour (taking place April 22 to May 5) includes Montreal, Ottawa, Toronto, Vancouver, Calgary, Edmonton, Saskatoon, Regina, Winnipeg, Kitchener-Waterloo and (for the first time) Victoria B.C. and St. Catharines, Ont.

Platinum Concerts International is a Toronto-based organization whose primary goal is to bring the hidden treasure of great Ukrainian choral music to mainstream arts and music audiences in North America. For more details, please visit PCIs website -

Kyiv Chamber Choir / Mykola Hobdych, conductor

With the Elmer Iseler Singers (Lydia Adams, conductor)

Vesnivka Choir (Halyna Kvitka Kondracki, conductor)

St. Michaels Choir School (Jerzy Cichocki, conductor)

Roy Thomson Hall Friday, April 24 at 7:30PM

For tickets: $65, $55, $45 (incl. all sales taxes), please visit

or call the box office at 416-872-4255

Tickets are also available through PCI toll-free at 1-877-266-2557

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Monday, December 8, 2008

NACO, Dec. 15-16: Christmas with The King's Singers and the NAC Orchestra

Christmas with the NAC Orchestra and the Kings Singers on December 15 and 16

Ottawa (Canada) The National Arts Centre Orchestras annual Christmas concert features the celebrated Kings Singers in a festive yuletide program on Monday, December 15 and Tuesday, December 16 at 7 p.m. in the NACs Southam Hall. The Kings Singers have just this month added a 2009 Grammy nomination to their 40th anniversary celebrations. Christmas with the NAC Orchestra and The Kings Singers is led by Rob Fisher making his NAC Orchestra conducting debut.

For four decades, The Kings Singers have been one of most sought-after vocal ensembles in the world making hundreds of international appearances each season including top venues such as New Yorks Carnegie Hall and Lincoln Centre, and Washington D.C.s Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts. Their nearly seventy recordings have garnered critical acclaim and significant awards, including a Grammy in 2001. This Christmas they released the holiday disc Rejoice and Be Merry! with the Mormon Tabernacle Choir, which will be featured in a television special on PBS on December 24. Their recent Grammy nomination is for Simple Gifts in the Best Classical Crossover Album category.

Performing both with the National Arts Centre Orchestra and in their familiar a capella style, the Kings Singers David Hurley and Robin Tyson, countertenors; Paul Phoenix, tenor; Philip Lawson and Christopher Gabbitas, baritones; and Stephen Connolly, bass

will present in three sets such songs as Noel Nouvelet, O Holy Night, Away in a Manger, The Little Drummer Boy, Jingle Bells, the Wassail Song, Wexford Carol and Ding Dong Merrily on High. Between the sets, Rob Fisher will lead the musicians in orchestral works such as Rimsky-Korsakovs Polonaise from the Christmas Eve Suite and Dance of the Clowns from The Snow Maiden; Andersons Buglers Holiday with principal trumpet Karen Donnelly and guest trumpets Michael Fedyshyn, and John Ellis; and Vaughan Williams Fantasia on Greensleeves.

In describing the program, conductor Rob Fisher says: Songs of joy, songs of faith, songs of anticipation the holidays have inspired great music through the ages. This music connects us to our deepest feelings about the holidays, our loved ones, and the generations preceding oursĶ Sentimental soul that I am, I look forward to this music every year. For this program, the Kings Singers are performing music that spans many traditions over several centuries. Their choice of holiday music is as timeless as its presentation. May the music connect us all.

Tickets for Christmas with the NAC Orchestra and the Kings Singers on Monday, December 15 and Tuesday December 16 at 7 p.m. are on sale now at $19.00, $40.00, $52.00, $62.00, $68.00 and $79.00 (GST and Facility Fee included) at the NAC Box Office (Monday to Saturday from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m.), and through Ticketmaster (with surcharges) at 613-755-1111. Ticketmaster may also be accessed through the NACs website at

Half-price tickets for students in all sections of the hall are on sale in person at the NAC Box Office upon presentation of a valid student ID card. Live Rush tickets (subject to availability) for full-time students (aged 13 to 29) are $11 at the NAC Box Office from 2 p.m. the day before the concert to 6 p.m. the day of, upon presentation of a valid Live Rush card.

Groups of 10 and more save 15% to 20% off the regular price of tickets to NAC Music, Theatre and Dance performances. To reserve your seats call 613-947-7000 ext. 384 or email

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Friday, November 28, 2008

Celebrate the spirit of Christmas with Soweto Gospel Choir - Dec. 17 & 18 at Massey Hall

Celebrate the spirit of Christmas with

Soweto Gospel Choir!

Returning to Toronto for two performances only

December 17 & 18 Massey Hall

Toronto, Ontario The exciting and dynamic Soweto Gospel Choir returns to Toronto for two performances only on December 17 and 18, 2008 at Massey Hall. The performances are presented by The Sony Centre for the Performing Arts.

Two-time Grammy Award-winning Soweto Gospel Choir thrilled sold-out audiences on each of their previous visits in 2005 and 2007. Their first North American Christmas tour is not to be missed these return performances will include their newest holiday offerings as well as traditional favourites!

Expect earthy rhythms, rich harmonies, a cappella numbers as well as accompaniment by an exciting four-piece band and percussion section. Add energetic dancing and vibrant, colourful costumes, and the mix is awesome. The Choir performs in six of South Africas 11 official languages.

The popular Choir has made its mark on the international stage performing with such luminaries as Bono, The Eurythmics, Jimmy Cliff and many others. They have also performed for Nelson Mandela. Often referred to as the Voices from Heaven, the Choir reaches across cultural boundaries and each performance is uplifting, exhilarating and thrilling.


Dates: Dec. 17 & 18, 2008 at 8 p.m.

Location: Massey Hall

South side of Shuter Street, between Yonge & Victoria Streets

Tickets: STILL AVAILABLE! $18-$78 plus applicable service charges

Tickets can be purchased through the Massey Hall & Roy Thomson Hall Box Office by telephone 416-872-4255, in person at 60 Simcoe St., Toronto, online at or through Ticketmaster by phone at 416-870-8000, online at or in person at any Ticketmaster retail location.

GROUPS of 10 or more call Massey Hall Group Sales at 416-593-4822 ext. 225

Visit for more details.

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St. Michael's Choir School - 69th Annual Christmas Concert, 'A Christmas Overture'

A Toronto Christmas Tradition:
St. Michael's Choir School presents its 69th Annual Christmas Concert, 'A Christmas Overture'

On Friday, December 12 and Saturday, December 13, the boys' choirs of St. Michael's Choir School continue a six-decade Toronto tradition by performing their 69th annual Christmas concert at Massey Hall featuring sacred and secular choral favourites from Christmases past and present.

The boys of the Elementary Choir conducted by Teri Dunn will perform Canadian carols by Andrew Ager and David Elliot and two other works. The Junior Choir conducted by Caron Daley will begin their portion of the concert with John Rutter's arrangement of the German traditional carol In dulci jubilo along with Gounod's Ave Maria and Carols of French Canada arranged by Louis Applebaum. Of particular note, the Junior Choir will premiere First gifts, a piece commissioned in memory of Kathleen Mann (1919-2007). From 1939 until her retirement in 1984, Miss Mann taught every choir boy at the school as the Grade 6 teacher. First gifts was composed by alumnus Kola Owolabi with lyrics by award-winning author Darlene Madott.

The Senior Choir boys, ages 12 to 18, will perform works by Healey Willan, Peter Mathews, Heinrich Schtz and others. The Gentlemen of the Senior Choir, consisting of the Senior Choir's tenors and basses, will sing four selections including a traditional Polish carol entitled Wrd nocnej ciszy (In midnight's stillness), arranged by Jerzy Cichocki, Artistic Director of the Choir School and conductor of the Senior Choirs. These young men will also perform a holiday musical gem by Martin and Blane entitled Have yourself a merry little Christmas. The concert culminates with the Massed Choir (over 200 voices) inviting audiences to join in carols such as The First Nowell and Joy to the World. The choirs will be accompanied on piano and organ by Edward Moroney, Christopher Ku, and Yuri and Nelly Krechkovsky.

For boys and men who attended St. Michael's Choir School and audience members who have shared the Massey Hall concert experience, the piece Christmas Overture remains an enjoyable tradition. This year, the Massed Choir will premiere a new arrangement of the work originally written in 1940 by Choir School founder Monsignor John Edward Ronan. This version features brass accompaniment composed by Howard Cable and performed by one of Canada's leading quintets, True North Brass. Conductor and alumnus Brian Rae returns to the Massey Hall stage to launch this bright new version of Christmas Overture.

Founded in 1937 with the purpose of providing sacred music for services at St. Michael's Cathedral in downtown Toronto, St. Michael's Choir School is a centre for musical and academic excellence. It is one of only six choir schools in the world affiliated with the Pontifical Institute of Sacred Music in Rome. Each student admitted to the Choir School is trained in vocal, technical, and instrumental music, and sings in one of the school's choirs. Prominent in music education in Toronto, the Choir School maintains high academic standards, as recognized most recently by the perfect score awarded its academic program by the Fraser Institute. For seventy years, graduates of the Choir School have pursued studies in science, education, medicine, law, business and, of course, music. In the last group are the Crew Cuts and Four Lads of the 1950s and present-day musical artists Michael Schade, John McDermott, Stewart Goodyear, Kevin Hearn (of The Barenaked Ladies), Robert Pomakov, Matt Dusk, Michael Colvin, Claude Morrison (of The Nylons), and Michael Burgess.

Massey Hall, Friday, December 12, 2008, 8 PM and Saturday, December 13, 2008, 3 PM.
Tickets: $36.50$22.50 - Call 416-872-4255 or visit the Roy Thomson Hall Box Office

For more information regarding St. Michael's Choir School, visit

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Thursday, November 27, 2008

An Indigo Christmas

Raise the Roof with Great Joy!

It's Toronto's blue-tinged Christmas tradition! NATHANIEL DETT CHORALE brings its annual holiday concert, AN INDIGO CHRISTMAS, to the Glenn Gould Studio for two performances only: Wednesday, December 17 and Saturday, December 20 at 8 pm.

AN INDIGO CHRISTMAS is an evening of Christmas music, gospel style! Toronto's renowned NATHANIEL DETT CHORALE, recently returned from a successful US tour, will be joined by acclaimed pianist/composer Joseph Joubert, a live band, and members of the York University Gospel Choir. Included in the program will be Great Joy-a collection of traditional Christmas music co-arranged by Joubert.

Joseph Joubert is a world-renowned composer, arranger, and musician. His many credits include pianist for the current Broadway production of Billy Elliot, pianist/associate conductor for Oprah Winfrey's The Color Purple on Broadway, and orchestrator, musical director, and pianist for the world premiere of 3 Mo' Divas. He has been nominated for Grammy Awards and Drama Desk Awards, collaborated with renowned concert artists such as Kathleen Battle and Florence Quivar, and worked as producer/arranger/keyboardist for popular artists such as Whitney Houston, Patti Labelle, Diana Ross, Judy Collins, Jennifer Holliday, and Ashford and Simpson.

Founded in 1998, the NATHANIEL DETT CHORALE is Canada's first professional choral group dedicated to Afrocentric music of all styles. BRAINERD BLYDEN-TAYLOR, founder and artistic director, is an internationally respected conductor, clinician, and adjudicator.

AN INDIGO CHRISTMAS will be performed in the Nathaniel Dett Chorale's new home at the Glenn Gould Studio, 50 Front St. West in Toronto.

Nathaniel Dett Chorale presents
Wednesday, December 17, 2008 at 8:00pm
Saturday, December 20, 2008 at 8:00pm
Glenn Gould Studio, 250 Front Street West, Toronto
Subscribe to all 3 NDC concerts for $99; individual tickets $39.50, students/seniors $35
Tickets available in person at the Roy Thomson Hall box office, 60 Simcoe St.,
by calling 416.872.4255 or online at

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Thursday, November 13, 2008

Christmas at the Cathedral with Portland's Choral Art Society, December 6 and 7


PORTLAND, Maine For the 19th consecutive year, the Choral Art Society (CAS) will present their popular Portland holiday tradition, Christmas at the Cathedral, featuring the Choral Art Singers, the Portland Brass Quintet, and organist Dan Moore. The concerts begin Saturday, December 6 with a preview performance at noon and full concert at 8:00 p.m., and additional performances Sunday, December 7 at 2:30 and 7:00 p.m. Concerts are held at the Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception, 307 Congress Street in Portland.

From the majestic opening processional to the poignant candlelit finale, this concert is filled with stirring and exquisite seasonal music. The Choral Art Singers, joined by the Portland Brass Quintet and organist Dan Moore, will perform Vivaldi's Gloria as well as familiar seasonal music, a cappella motets, and music for chorus and brass as part of this concert celebrating the spirit of Christmas.

Christmas at the Cathedral is sponsored by Norton Insurance and Financial, Tom's of Maine, and Sunday River. Advance tickets are $20 for standard seating and $30 for premium seating. At the door, standard seating tickets are $25. Tickets for the Saturday noon preview are $10 for adults and $5.00 for youth (under age 21), and are available only at the door. Advance tickets can be purchased at or (207) 828-0043.

Other upcoming CAS holiday events include their annual CAS Messiah Sing-Along and Handel on Hunger Food Drive, Monday, December 15 at 7:30 p.m. at St. Patrick's Catholic Church. The food drive will benefit Project FEED, an emergency food pantry in Portland, and admission is $5.00 at the door (students are free). An Epiphany Celebration will be held Saturday, January 3 at 7:30 p.m. at the Immanuel Baptist Church in Portland. Visit for more information.

About The Choral Art Society:
The Society has more than 150 members who perform in three distinct ensembles: the symphonic Masterworks Chorus, the mid-sized Choral Art Singers, and the intimate a cappella Camerata. All singers are skilled amateurs, selected by audition. The Society offers an annual concert series and appears regularly as guests of the Portland Symphony Orchestra. Robert Russell, professor of music at the University of Southern Maine, is the conductor and artistic director of The Choral Art Society.

For more information about The Choral Art Society and the 2008-09 performances visit or call (207) 828-0043.

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Tuesday, October 28, 2008

Harmonia Choir of Ottawa

Harmonia Choir of Ottawa, directed by Kurt Ala-Kantti, Joanne Moorcroft accompanist, presents Canada Remembers, an all-Canadian programme of remembrance, with guests the Cross Town Youth Chorus, on Tuesday, November 11th, 7:30 pm at St. Barnabas Anglican Church, corner of Kent and James.

This concert will also premiere a new work by the choir's Composer-in-Residence, Christopher Askwith, In Beechwood Cemetery utilizing the text by Archibald Lampham, as well as one of the finalists from this year's Choral Competition, Anita Pari, also a member of the Cross Town Youth Chorus, who will accompany the piece.

With the choir's usual flair for a variety of styles of music, the concert will have something for everyone, from composers across the country, to right here at home with pieces by Gatineau's Pierrette Froment-Savoie, and Dr. James Wright, with accompaniment ranging from piano and violin, to Accordion and Bodhran.

The choir loves to have new pieces to premiere, says Harmonia's Director Kurt Ala-Kantti. It's an added bonus to give such a young composer an opportunity like this to have her work performed, and to have her perform it as well.

Tickets are $15, $10 students and seniors, (FREE to children and youth)
will be available at the door, or from The Leading Note, 370 Elgin St.

More information from the choir's website:

Harmonia Choir of Ottawa
Canada Remembers
with Cross Town Youth Chorus
Tuesday, Nov. 11th, 7:30 pm
St Barnabas Anglican Church, corner Kent and James
Works by Mark Sirett, Stephen Hatfield, James Wright, and more!

Tickets: $15; seniors $10 (children and youth free)
Available at the door or in advance at: Leading Note: 370 Elgin near
Gladstone 569-7883

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Saturday, October 25, 2008

Bach Children's Chorus, December concert

Bach Children's Chorus and Bach Chamber Youth Choir present Ring Bells Ring!a family concert to celebrate the season

Get into the spirit of the season with the fresh young voices of the Bach Children's Chorus and Bach Chamber Youth Choir. These award-winning choirs will present their annual seasonal concert on December 6th at 7:30 pm. in the Recital Hall of the Toronto Centre for the Arts, where they are a Company in Residence. Repertoire for this concert has been selected to carry
you to a carefree enjoyment of the pleasures of the season!The programme will include music to delight all tastes traditional and contemporary carol settings, a tender Chanukah song, and, of course, songs about winter! As the concert title suggests, several songs about bells will be sung, including an energetic version of "Ding Dong, Merrily on High" for two pianists with choir. The tongue-in-cheek "Good King Kong" by Professor Peter Schikele (also known as P.D.Q. Bach) will be sung by the young women and men of the Bach Chamber Youth Choir. Music by Canadian composers Eleanor Daley, Chris Dedrick, Edith Harhhy, Keith Bissell, Bruce Sled and Alan Bevan
will share the evening with American composers Johnny Marks, Anita Kerr and Jerry Herman. A highlight of the concert will be the very popular "Carol of the Drum" by Katherine D. Davis, sung by all four choirs with a guest choir of tenors and basses made up from the many singing dads in the organization. As is traditional in BCC concerts, the audience will be invited to assist in carols throughout the concert. Featured professional instrumentalists will add to the colourful musical presentation throughout the programme.The Bach Children's Chorus is made up of singers aged 6 through 23, selected by audition from throughout the Greater Toronto area and surrounding areas. BCC choirs are known for their beautiful, musical sound, and are regular recipients of top awards from the Kiwanis Festival of Toronto and both the provincial and national levels of the Federation of Canadian Music Festivals.Tickets are available for $20 and $24 at the box office of the Toronto Centre for the Arts or by phoning Ticketmaster at 416.870.8000.

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Monday, October 6, 2008

A Concert of Musical Reflection, a Meeting in Sacred Music

Toronto A gathering of faiths, an orchestra of voices, an understanding of religions, a celebration of music, an architectural vision of beauty so many reasons to make your way to St. Paul's Basilica for St. Michael's Choir School's performance of St. Matthew Passion by composer and Most Reverend Hilarion Alfeyev Russian Orthodox Bishop of Vienna on Friday, October 24, 2008 at 7:30 pm.

This North American premiere performance, sung in English text, will feature guest soloists Wanda Thorne, Soprano, James McLennan, Tenor, Robert Pomakov, Narrator/Bass, with the Senior Choir of St. Michael's Choir School and accompanied by a string orchestra, conducted by Dr. Jerzy Cichocki. Bishop Hilarion will also be in attendance and this performance will be recorded for broadcast by Salt & Light Television. Admission is free.

Founded in 1937 with the purpose of providing sacred music for the religious services of St. Michael's Cathedral in downtown Toronto, St. Michael's Choir School has evolved into a centre for musical and academic excellence recognized the world over. It is one of only six choir schools in the world affiliated with the Pontifical Institute of Sacred Music in Rome. Each student admitted to the Choir School is trained in vocal, technical, and instrumental music, and performs in one of the school's choirs.

While remaining at the forefront of music education in Toronto, the Choir School has also long maintained the highest of academic standards, recognized most recently by the perfect score awarded its academic program by the Fraser Institute. St. Michael's Choir School has stayed true to Monsignor Ronan's vision of preparing young men to serve God through music and meaningful civic action. For seventy years, graduates of the Choir School have found their calling in science, education, medicine, law, business, and of course music. Included among the scholars and musicians who call St. Michael's Choir School their alma mater are the famous Crew Cuts and Four Lads of the 1950s to present-day artists such as Michael Schade, John McDermott, Stewart Goodyear, Kevin Hearn (The Barenaked Ladies), Robert Pomakov, Matt Dusk, Michael Colvin, Claude Morrison (The Nylons), and Michael Burgess.

Bishop Hilarion Alfeyev, born 1966, received his initial education in music, studying violin, piano and composition, at the Moscow Gnessins School and the Moscow State Conservatory. After military service he entered the Monastery of the Holy Spirit in Vilnius, Lithuania, where he was tonsured a monk and later ordained to the priesthood. He has taught Homiletics, Dogmatic Theology, New Testament Studies and Byzantine Greek at the Moscow Theological Schools. In 1995 he completed his doctoral studies at Oxford University and in 2001, he was elected Bishop and consecrated by His Holiness Alexy II, Patriarch of Moscow and all Russia. Bishop Hilarion is the author of more than 300 publications, including numerous books in Russian, English, French, Italian, German and Finnish. Apart from his doctoral degree in philosophy from Oxford, he also holds a doctorate in theology from St Sergius Orthodox Theological Institute in Paris. His music continues to be performed internationally.

St. Michael's Choir School's concert will be held at St. Paul's Basilica, 83 Power St. (Queen & Parliament) at 7:30 pm on Friday, October 24, 2008. Admission is free.

This concert is generously supported by The Lynde and Harry Bradley Foundation & Jim and Margaret Fleck.
For more information, please visit or call (416) 393-5518.

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Sunday, August 24, 2008

Laudate Singers Announce 2008-2009 Season

LAUDATE SINGERS Announce 2008-2009 Season

In their 14th season as the North Shore's premier chamber choir, Laudate
Singers and artistic director Lars Kaario take audiences on a tantalizing
journey through the music of Europe and the Americas, full of mystery,
rhythm and sizzling vivacity. Laudate's 2008-2009 concert series more than
lives up to the ensemble's reputation for intriguing programming and varied,
evocative performances.

Saturday, December 13 2008 - 8pm
St. Andrew's United Church (10th & St. Georges, North Vancouver)

Friday, December 19 2008 - 8pm
St. David's United Church (Taylor Way & Upper Levels Hwy, West Vancouver)

O Great Mystery! For their annual winter concert-by-candlelight, Laudate
Singers offer seasonal favourites along with several sublime renditions of
the ancient, revered text "O Magnum Mysterium", including a brand new
setting by composer-in-residence Bruce Sled. Don't miss this evening of
shimmering, transcendent song!

Voice of the Tango
Saturday, March 21 2009 - 8pm
St. David's United Church (Taylor Way & Upper Levels Hwy, West Vancouver)

Tuesday, March 24, 2009 - 8pm
Capilano Performing Arts Theatre (2055 Purcell Way, North Vancouver)

Music with sizzle! Laudate Singers take a step off the beaten path to
present a programme of fiery, passionate music from Central and South
America, featuring internationally-renowned instrumentalists Douglas Schmidt
(master Canadian bandoneon player, joining the choir from the International
Tango Festival in Argentina) and Kay Sleking (world-class tango guitarist
based in the Netherlands).

Viva Vivaldi!
Friday, May 22 2009 - 8pm
St. David's United Church (Taylor Way & Upper Levels Hwy, West Vancouver)

Laudate Singers welcome violinist Nancy DiNovo and an ensemble of
Vancouver's finest Baroque instrumentalists for a performance of Vivaldi's
much-loved Gloria, the refined Beatus Vir and the glittering Spring movement
from The Four Seasons. Come and be transported to the beauties of Venice in
the spring!

All Tickets $25/$20 (seniors/students)/Free for 17 years & under
Call 604.222.3158 or visit
The choir will also make a special appearance with the Vancouver
Inter-Cultural Orchestra in a concert entitled Imagined Worlds: Past &
Futures Unveiled (Sunday Nov. 23, 2008 at UBC School of Music Recital Hall).
Finally, Laudate Singers' annual Free Family Christmas Concert will be held
on Sunday Dec. 14th at 3 pm, at St. Andrew's United Church in North

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Tuesday, August 19, 2008

Soweto Gospel Choir at Massey Hall Dec. 17 & 18

Soweto Gospel Choir Returns to Toronto

For Two Performances Only!

December 17 & 18 Massey Hall

Tickets on sale TODAY!

Toronto, Ontario The exciting and dynamic Soweto Gospel Choir will return to Toronto for two performances only on December 17 and 18, 2008 at Massey Hall. The performances are presented by The Sony Centre for the Performing Arts.

Two-time Grammy Award-winning Soweto Gospel Choir thrilled capacity audiences on each of their previous visits in 2005 and 2007. These return performances will include their newest holiday offerings as well as traditional favourites.

Expect earthy rhythms, rich harmonies, a cappella numbers as well as accompaniment by an exciting four-piece band and percussion section. Add energetic dancing and vibrant, colourful costumes, and the mix is awesome. The Choir performs in six of South Africas 11 official languages.

The popular Choir has made its mark on the international stage performing with such luminaries as Bono, The Eurythmics, Jimmy Cliff and many others. They have also performed for Nelson Mandela. Often referred to as the Voices from Heaven, the Choir reaches across cultural boundaries and each performance is uplifting, exhilarating and thrilling.


Dates: Dec. 17 & 18, 2008 at 8 p.m.

Location: Massey Hall

South side of Shuter Street, between Yonge & Victoria Streets

Tickets: On sale NOW: $18-$78 plus applicable service charges

Tickets can be purchased through the Massey Hall & Roy Thompson Hall Box Office by telephone 416-872-4255, in person at 60 Simcoe St., Toronto, online at or through Ticketmaster by phone at 416-870-8000, online at or in person at any Ticketmaster retail location.

GROUPS of 10 or more call Massey Hall Group Sales at 416-593-4822 ext. 225

Visit for more details.

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Monday, August 18, 2008

Bernstein Opens NY Festival Of Song 9/23






New York Festival Of Song (NYFOS,, co-founded and directed by pianists Steven Blier and Michael Barrett, who "reinvented the song recital during the 1990's with daring and dramatic programming" (The New Yorker), announces its 21st season (2008-2009).

The company's New York City concerts begin on September 23 at the newly renovated Merkin Concert Hall at Kaufman Center, with A Bernstein / Bolcom Celebration. The concert pays tribute to two of NYFOS's guiding lights, Leonard Bernstein and William Bolcom; Bolcom and his wife, mezzo-soprano Joan Morris, will cap the evening with a selection of songs from their vast repertoire. The program also celebrates the ninetieth birthday of NYFOS's Founding Advisor, Leonard Bernstein, who bestowed the American premiere of his last work, Arias and Barcarolles, to the newly-formed company. Their subsequent recording of the work in 1989, with Judy Kaye and William Sharp, earned the composer a posthumous Grammy Award for Best New Composition.

Other concert programs this year include Fugitives (Nov. 18 and 20), works by composers who fled Europe during Hitler's rise to power; Voices of the Jewish Diaspora (Feb. 10 and 12), songs in many languages from the worldwide Jewish community; Songs of the Irish Poets, scheduled for St. Patrick's Day, featuring the lyricism of the Emerald Isle's greatest writers set to music by Beethoven, Britten and others; and The Welcome Shore (May 19 and 21), songs of rivers and oceans, by composers ranging from Brahms to Nol Coward. Special events include Latin Lovers (January 14), the fourth annual NYFOS@Juilliard concert. The collaboration between NYFOS and The Juilliard School's Vocal Arts Department celebrates the students' creative energy and superior vocal talent; alumni of the program have begun to participate in NYFOS's regular season concerts. NYFOS will also have a Gala Concert on April 17 at Weill Recital Hall, program to be announced.

In December, 2008, Bridge Records will release an original cast recording of John Musto's Bastianello and William Bolcom's Lucrezia, the critically acclaimed one-act comic operas commissioned and premiered by NYFOS last season. Both operas have librettos by Mark Campbell. Bastianello is a family fable of love and folly based on a poignant Italian folk tale; Lucrezia retells Machiavelli's La Mandragola from the point of view of its wise and captivating heroine. This wickedly funny seduction story is set in Argentina "A Latin American zarzuela as imagined by the Marx Brothers," according to the composer. The recording features soprano Lisa Vroman, mezzo-soprano Sasha Cooke, tenor Paul Appleby, baritone Patrick Mason and bass Matt Boehler, with pianists Steven Blier and Michael Barrett.

Curtain time for all concerts is 8 PM. Merkin Concert Hall at Kaufman Center is at 129 West 67th Street, New York, NY 10023. Single tickets are available by calling (212) 501-3330, or visiting Student discounts are available. Free tickets for the January 14 concert at Juilliard will be available at The Juilliard School's box office beginning January 5.

Guest artists at NYFOS for 2008-2009 include mezzo-soprano Sasha Cooke, the Lucrezia in Bastianello / Lucrezia last spring, and soon to sing Kitty Oppenheimer in the Metropolitan Opera's New York Premiere of Doctor Atomic; mezzo-soprano Kate Lindsey, who will be seen as Cherubino and in many other roles at the Metropolitan this season; tenor Joseph Kaiser, the Tamino of the Kenneth Branagh film version of The Magic Flute, and Narraboth in the Met's Salome this year as well as at Covent Garden; soprano Dina Kuznetsova, featured in NYFOS's Obsession la Russe, who will star as Alice Ford in a new production of Falstaff at Glyndebourne, and will appear with the Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center; and mezzo-soprano Rinat Shaham, who will be featured in opera and concert at Paris' Theatre de la Champs-lyses and the Lucerne Festival.

On its touring schedule, NYFOS brings Bastianello / Lucrezia, the acclaimed double-bill of one-act comic operas by William Bolcom and John Musto with librettos by Mark Campbell, to the Moab Music Festival in Utah on September 5; The Last Time I Saw Paris, French song from The Jazz Age to post-World War II, to the Robbie Colomore Concert Series in Chester, Connecticut (October 26) and the Andover Chamber Music Series in Massachusetts (November 9); Fugitives to the Kennedy Center in Washington, D.C., presented by the Vocal Arts Society (November 14); Voices of the Jewish Diaspora to the Clarice Smith Performing Arts Center at the University of Maryland at College Park (February 15); and Songs of the Irish Poets to the Caramoor Center for Music and the Arts in Katonah, NY (March 14), which culminates a week-long professional training residency, Caramoor Vocal Rising Stars, sponsored by and presented at Caramoor. Leading the week's events will be NYFOS artistic directors and pianists Steven Blier and Michael Barrett who will be working with a select group of young singers from around the country invited to participate in this auspicious project. The program will be repeated as part of NYFOS's New York City 2008-2009 concert season at Merkin Concert Hall on March 17, 2009.
The initial season of the Caramoor Vocal Rising Stars Program will be underwritten, in part, by The Terrance W. Schwab Fund for Young Vocal Artists.


Tuesday and Thursday, SEPTEMBER 23 & 25, 2008
Merkin Concert Hall
"A Bernstein / Bolcom Celebration"
A tribute to two of New York Festival of Song's guiding lights, Leonard Bernstein and William Bolcom, quintessential American composers and great spirits who have long provided wisdom, guidance, and music to NYFOS. Songs from Bernstein's Peter Pan, 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue, Songfest, Wonderful Town, On the Town, Arias and Barcarolles; Bolcom's Cabaret Songs, I Will Breathe a Mountain, Briefly It Enters, McTeague; and a special appearance by Joan Morris and William Bolcom, who will share signature songs from their repertoire.
Artists: Sari Gruber, soprano; Rebecca Jo Loeb, mezzo-soprano; Joan Morris, mezzo-soprano; Rene Tatum, mezzo-soprano; Alex Mansoori, tenor; William Sharp, baritone; Marc Webster, bass; William Bolcom, Steven Blier and Michael Barrett, piano

Tuesday and Thursday, NOVEMBER 18 & 20, 2008
Merkin Concert Hall
An evening of songs from the concert stage, the movies, Broadway, and Berlin's cabarets that trace the varied fortunes of the gifted composers who fled destruction during Hitler's rise to power--some to begin new lives and brilliant careers abroad, others to meet with darker fates. Music by Kurt Weill, Franz Schreker, Arnold Zemlinsky, Kurt Tucholsky, Erich Korngold, Hanns Eisler, Friedrich Hollaender, Emmerich Klmn, and many others.
Artists: Kate Lindsey, mezzo-soprano; Joseph Kaiser, tenor; Steven Blier, piano

Peter Jay Sharp Auditorium at The Juilliard School
"Latin Lovers: An Evening of Cuban and South American Song," the fourth annual NYFOS@Juilliard concert.
Songs by Guastavino, Astor Piazzolla, Carlos Lpez-Buchardo, Heitor Villa-Lobos, Ernesto Lecuona, and many others.

Tuesday and Thursday, FEBRUARY 10 & 12, 2009
Merkin Concert Hall
"Voices of the Jewish Diaspora"
Songs in many languages celebrate the culturally diverse Jewish communities that flourished as the tribes of Israel spread out across the globe. Sephardic melodies arranged by Alberto Hemsi and Roberto Sierra; Second Avenue specialties by Irving Berlin and Joseph Rumshinsky; art songs by Ravel, Milhaud, and Rubinstein; plus music by Gershwin and Bernstein.
Artists: Dina Kuznetsova, soprano; Rinat Shaham, mezzo-soprano; Steven Goldstein, tenor; Steven Blier and Michael Barrett, piano

Tuesday, MARCH 17, 2009
Merkin Hall
"Songs of the Irish Poets"
The lyricism of the Emerald Isle's greatest writers, including Thomas Moore, W.B. Yeats, James Joyce, and Paul Muldoon, as set to music by Beethoven, Britten, Balfe, Barber and others; with a group of traditional Irish songs featuring the fiddle playing of Paul Woodiel.
Artists: Paul Appleby, tenor; other members of Caramoor's Terrence W. Schwab Vocal Rising Stars Program; Steven Blier and Michael Barrett, piano

Weill Recital Hall at Carnegie Hall
Spring Gala
Program TBA

Tuesday and Thursday, MAY 19 & 21, 2009
Merkin Concert Hall
"The Welcome Shore"
A hymn to rivers and oceans stirs the heart and the imagination as the summer season draws near. Music by Elgar (the magnificent Sea Pictures), Faur, Guastavino, Rachmaninoff, Brahms, Nol Coward, Pauline Viardot, and many others.
Artists: Michelle Areyzaga, soprano; Sasha Cooke, mezzo-soprano; Philip Cutlip, baritone; Steven Blier and Michael Barrett, piano

New York Festival of Song
was founded in 1988 by Steven Blier and Michael Barrett. NYFOS is dedicated to creating intimate song concerts of great beauty, humor and originality, combining music, poetry, and history to entertain, educate and create community among audiences and performers. With a far-ranging repertoire of art songs, concert works and theater pieces, its thematic recitals have included programs from Brahms to the Beatles, from the nineteenth-century salons of Paris to Tin Pan Alley, from Russian art song to Argentine tangos, from sixteenth-century lute songs to new music. NYFOS particularly celebrates American song literature and culture, and specializes in premiering and commissioning new American works. They have produced five recordings on the Koch label, including a Grammy Award-winning disc of Bernstein's Arias and Barcarolles, as well as the Grammy-nominated recording of Ned Rorem's Evidence of Things Not Seen on New World Records, and the Bridge Records release of the NYFOS program Spanish Love Songs. NYFOS's concert series, touring programs, radio broadcasts, recordings, and educational activities have inspired a new interest in the creative possibilities of the song program, and have inspired the creation of thematic vocal series around the world.

Artistic Director Steven Blier has programmed, performed, translated and annotated over 100 song programs with repertoire spanning the entire range of American song, art song from Schubert to Szymanowski, and popular song from early vaudeville to Lennon-McCartney. In addition, Mr. Blier enjoys an eminent career as an accompanist and vocal coach. Among the many artists he has partnered in recital are Rene Fleming, Cecilia Bartoli, Samuel Ramey, Lorraine Hunt Lieberson, Susan Graham and Frederica von Stade. Associate Artistic Director Michael Barrett is also the CEO of Caramoor Center for Music and the Arts, and General Director of the Caramoor International Music Festival. In 1992 Mr. Barrett and his wife Leslie Tomkins founded The Moab Music Festival in Utah, for which he serves as music director. He has conducted major orchestras here and abroad in the symphonic, operatic, and dance repertoire, and is the former director of the Tisch Center for the Arts at the 92nd Street Y. Mr. Barrett has conducted and played premieres by Bernstein, Blitzstein, Bolcom, Kernis, Sellars, Harrison, Takemitsu, Del Tredici and John Corigliano.

Funding for the Bastianello / Lucrezia CD release on Bridge Records was provided by the Aaron Copland Fund for Music, Inc. Commission and first performance of Bastianello by John Musto and Mark Cambell and Lucrezia by William Bolcom and Mark Campbell by New York Festival of Song, Inc. were supported by the New York State Music Fund, established by the New York State Attorney General at Rockefeller Philanthropy Advisors.

NYFOS's New York City concert series is funded, in part, by the City of New York Department of Cultural Affairs and New York State Council on the Arts.

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Saturday, August 16, 2008

Amadeus Choir presents "Amadeus Choir and Friends" on Saturday, November 8.

Toronto's acclaimed Amadeus Choir, conducted by Artistic Director Lydia Adams, launches its 34th season Music for Life with a concert entitled AMADEUS CHOIR and FRIENDS on Saturday, November 8th, 2008 at 7:30, Yorkminster Park Baptist Church, 1585 Yonge Street, Toronto.

For this exciting season opener, the Amadeus Choir welcomes special friends The Gerald Fagan Singers and the Fanshawe Chorus, conducted by Gerald Fagan; plus featured guest artists soprano Leslie Fagan; tenor Darryl Edwards; baritone Mark Pedrotti; pianists Ruth Watson Henderson and Peter MacDonald; and The Bach Childrens Chorus with its director Linda Beaupr.

Two totally different works by two totally different composers are brought together to form a program that is uniquely complementary. The award-winning Canadian composer Ruth Watson Henderson was commissioned by the Amadeus Choir in 1991 to write a major work that would use the same forces as German composer Carl Offs scenic cantata Carmina Burana, and she did just that. Voices of Earth was written for three choirs, and combines poetry of Archibald Lampman with verses from Canticle of the Sun by St. Francis of Assisi. Two pianos and percussion will join the Amadeus Choir to present exciting, earthy, dramatic and always beautiful music.

Tickets: $35.00 General seating. To order, call the Amadeus Choir: 416-446-0188.

For more information about the Choirs 2008/09 concert series, visit:

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Monday, June 9, 2008

Girls Choir "Ellerhein" of Estonia

Friday, July 11, 7:30pm
St Andrews United Church
10th & St Georges, North Vancouver
Tickets at door: $10 & $5 kids 12 & under
A touring choir of the International Choral Kathaumixw, the "Ellerhein" Girls Choir is a fabulous award-winning, much-recorded choir of 40 girls aged 14-22. Visiting from one of the most choral of nations, Estonia. An evening of excellence, enthusiasm and fun!

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Friday, May 23, 2008

Of Stage and Screen: Favourites from Movies and Musicals

Of Stage and Screen: Favourites from Movies and Musicals

In their 16th season, Cumberland Community Singers present their 2008 Spring Concert entitled "Of Stage and Screen".

The Orleans-based choir will present a fun evening of music, ranging from Plaisir d'Amour, from the 1949 Academy Award winning film The Heiress, and The Lion Sleeps Tonight, featured in over 100 films, to Medlies from Joseph and the Amazing Technicolored Dreamcoat and Les Miserables, both accompanied by a band. Also featured in the concert will be the Orleans and Alta Vista based Cross Town Youth Chorus.

A fun evening for all, says Cumberland Community Singers Director Kurt Ala-Kantti. We always look forward to having the children's choir involved, and the chance to hear the choir accompanied by the band shouldn't be missed!

Tickets are $15 for adults, $10 for seniors and students and free for children and youth. Tickets are available at the door.

More information is available on the choir's website:

"Of Stage and Screen: Favourites from Movies and Musicals
performed by the Cumberland Community Singers
with guests Cross Town Youth Chorus
Saturday, May 24th, 7:30 pm
Orleans United Church, 1111 Orleans Blvd.
Featuring medleys from Les Miserables and Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat

Tickets available at the door
$15 adults; $10 seniors and students; children and youth free

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Monday, April 28, 2008

La soprano Karine Michon, soliste-invite du Chur de la montagne

Beloeil, 28 avril 2008 - La soprano Karine Michon, native de Saint-Hyacinthe, accompagnera le Choeur de la montagne lors du concert MOMENTS SACRS les 24 et 25 mai Beloeil.

Karine dcouvre tt sa passion pour la musique. Aprs s'y tre initie par la flte bec et le piano, elle entreprend ses tudes la Concentration musique de la Polyvalente Ozias-Leduc de Mont-Saint-Hilaire. Dtentrice d'un Baccalaurat en chant de l'Universit McGill et d'une Matrise en interprtation de l'Universit de Montral, Karine Michon se perfectionne auprs de Mme Lyne Fortin. Karine se produit sur les ondes de Radio-Canada et est boursire du concours Les Journes de la Musique Franaise. Parmi ses rles l'opra, on compte Nadia, le rle-titre de La Veuve Joyeuse, Belinda dans Didon et ne, Fiorella dans Les Brigands, Gabrielle dans La Vie Parisienne, les rles principaux dans Chanson Gitane et La Fille du Tambour-Major en plus d'tre l'hrone de Romo et Juliette de Gounod.

En 2004 et 2006, Karine fut slectionne parmi plus de 100 concurrents au Concours Jeune Ambassadeur Lyrique. En 2005, elle prend part des stages l'Acadmie Internationale de la Roche d'Hys en France et aux trente-huitime Master classes musicaux internationaux Brno en Rpublique Tchque et est finaliste au Concours International de musique tchque et slovaque de Montral en 2005.

Elle effectue en 2006 en France une tourne d'auditions professionnelles et interprte la Comtesse Almaviva (Nozze di Figaro) Urbania en Italie, Micaela (Carmen) l'Opra de Brasov, Roumanie, et Rosalinde dans la Chauve-Souris avec l'Opra Bouffe du Qubec. En 2007, elle reprend le rle de Marie des Mousquetaires au Couvent avec l'Opra Bouffe du Qubec aprs avoir interprt les rles de Lysandre et de Germaine dans la version concert du Mdaillon de Michel Mass. Elle sera Saffi dans Le Baron Tzigane de Strauss dans la production du Thtre Lyrique de la Montrgie en mai 2008.

Le concert MOMENTS SACRS regroupera Regina coeli, KV 127 de Mozart, Wer nur den lieben Gott lt walten de Mendelssohn et Laudate pueri (psaume 112) de Handel sera prsent le 24 mai 20 heures et le 25 mai 14h30 l'glise Saint-Matthieu, 1014, rue Richelieu Beloeil. Les laurats du Concours de musique assureront la premire partie : le 24 mai, les pianistes Lysandre Mnard (14 ans, 1er prix catgorie 7 14 ans et Aude St-Pierre (19 ans, 1er prix catgorie 15 21 ans) joueront le 24 mai tandis que le Trio Ouater (violon, violoncelle et piano) et le grand laurat Thierry Bgin-Lamontagne, guitariste de 21 ans, joueront le 25 mai. Pour renseignements ou 514.816.6577.

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Tuesday, April 8, 2008

SANCTUS: Amanda Pabyan featured in Heiligmesse (Haydn), Silete Venti (Handel), Sanctus settings w/Riverside Choral Society & Orchestra 5/17/08 8pm

The Riverside Choral Society is excited to announce our spring concert: SANCTUS, featuring one of Americas most distinguished, new lyric-coloratura sopranos AMANDA PABYAN, described by the New York Times as a brilliant coloratura and technically agile, clarion toned and incisive.

Pabyan will be featured in two infrequently performed choral gems: FJ Haydns Heiligmesse and Handels operatic motet, Silete Venti.

This will be an concert of masterworks from the classical to the contemporary, including Franz Joseph Haydn, George Frideric Handel, Felix Mendelssohn, Heitor Villa-Lobos, William Albright, and Jan Sandstrm, in Latin, Italian, and German. Everyone is invited to experience the exultation and mystery of these settings of the Mass, and Sanctus in particular. This is a rare opportunity to hear one of New York Citys leading symphonic choirs present a gorgeous and historic performance of Haydns gem, the Heiligmesse, Handels ravishing Sileti Venti, and compare settings of the Sanctus spanning millennia and continents, including Gregorian Chant, Baroque, German Romanticism, 20th Century Latin romance and neo-mysticism. Featuring acclaimed soprano Amanda Pabyan, RCSs SANCTUS will be divinely delightful. We cant wait to sing for you and see you there!

Riverside Choral Society, now in its 27th year, has gained a reputation as one of New York Citys premier choruses. In addition to its regular concert season under the baton of Dr. Patrick Gardner, RCS is frequently chosen as guest ensemble. Most recently Dr. Gardner prepared the chorus to join the Mannes Orchestra in Stravinskys Symphony of Psalms at Carnegie Hall November 2007. In 2005 and 2006 RCS appeared with Kirov Opera Orchestra and the Rotterdam Philharmonic under the baton of Valery Gergiev for six concerts at Lincoln Center and NJPAC, including performances of Mahlers Second Symphony and Shostakovichs Symphonies 2, 3, and 13. In recent years RCS has also appeared regularly at Lincoln Centers Mostly Mozart Festival, and has been featured in collaborations with the Mark Morris Dance Company and at special events at the Museum of Jewish Heritage. For more information, please visit

Please post the concert announcement information and posters (below) to bulletin boards, newsletters, newspapers, departmental announcements, websites, event listings, classrooms, and anywhere they might be seen or searched, and forward this email to those who will find it of interest and can make such posts. Interest categories/tags: Settings of the Mass and Sanctus from the Baroque to the present, Catholic & Christian liturgy, Latin, choral music, classical music, religion, upcoming concerts and events.

Tickets can be purchased at the door, although advance ticket orders are strongly encouraged.

Looking forward to seeing you there!


Advance tickets can be ordered online here.

Night of the Performance: Cash (check, or money order made out to Riverside Choral Society) are accepted at the concert box office at the entrance to Holy Trinity Church (213 West 82nd Street) between 7-8pm.

QUESTIONS, GROUPS and SPECIAL REQUESTS: phone 347 404 5544 and email

PS: Singing with the RCS is a delight and an excellent education in choral singing, vocal technique, and classical repertoire. Those interested in singing with us, please explore our website where you can learn more about RCS, our repertoire (symphonic choral classics with an emphasis on liturgical), rehearsal schedule (Tuesdays 7-9:30pm, W100th St come sit in), and schedule an audition with our director, Dr. Patrick Gardner. While the site mentions main auditions in August, they can happen at any time.


Franz Josef Haydn - Heiligmesse

George Frideric Handel - Silete Venti

Amanda Pabyan, soprano

William Albright - Sanctus from the Chichester Mass

Felix Mendelssohn - Heilig

Jan Sandstrm - Sanctus

Heitor Villa-Lobos - Sanctus and Benedictus from Missa So Sebastio

Amanda Pabyan, soprano

Kirsten Solleck, alto

Kurt Alakulppi, tenor

Brian McIntosh, bass-baritone

Patrick Gardner, Conducting

with Chamber Orchestra

Saturday, May 17, 2008 at 8:00 PM

Holy Trinity Roman Catholic Church

213 W. 82nd Street

(between Broadway and Amsterdam Avenue)

Tickets: $35, $25 ($10 for students with ID)

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Box Office Open 7-8pm prior to concert

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