Our 40th Anniversary season concludes with a look to the past as we commemorate the 50th anniversary of the death of Canadian composer Healey Willan with several of his most beloved works, and celebrate the 150th anniversary of Canadian Confederation with music by Canadian composers including Daley, Larkin, and Ager.
Some of the most memorable choral music was written for the season of Lent. Join us as we explore 1,000 years of music that touches the depth of the soul. Featuring music of Tallis, Josquin, Allegri, Palestrina, Sanders, and Larkin.
In a Gala evening to celebrate our 40 years and our namesake, the choir is joined by alumni and friends to present the music of Thomas Tallis, including the incomparable 40-part Spem in Alium and the work believed to have inspired it, Striggio’s 40-part Ecce Beatam Lucem.
Only 6 choral motets by the Baroque master are believed to have survived.
Hear them all in one unforgettable evening as we kick off our 40th anniversary concert season.
Also featuring excerpts from Bach’s Cello Suite #1
A recreation of a requiem mass for Richard III as it may have been celebrated on August 22, 1499 in the presence of Margaret of York, Duchess of Burgundy and sister of the late, lamented king. Music of the Chapel Royal of his Tudor usurper, Henry VII.
Singet dem Herrn
Der Geist Hilft
Komm Jesu Komm
Lobet den Herrn
Brahms: Warum ist das Licht?
Bruckner: Christus Factus Est
Mendelssohn: Psalm 43
The rediscovery of Bach in the 19th century moved the great Romantic composers to create masterpieces in homage to the Cantor of Leipzig. Experience the incomparable music of Bach and the works which he inspired.