2014-2015

Triumphs of Renaissance France

Saturday May 2, 2015 - 7:30 PM

Jean ClouetJanequin: Missa La Bataille
Works by Mouton, Sermisy, Josquin & Goudimel

Period brass join the choir to evoke the 16th century splendour of the Chapelle Royale of Francis I.

Tickets: $30, $25 and $10*

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Las Mañanitas: A Baroque High Mass in New Spain

Saturday Feb 28, 2015 - 7:30 PM

Padilla: Missa Ego Flos Campi
Works by Victoria, Guerrero, Cabezón & Fernández
With: Benjamin Stein, Guitar & Theorbo

A recreation of the fiesta of the Virgin of Guadalupe, December 12, 1650.

Consulate General of Mexico's logoWith special thanks to the Consulate General of Mexico in Toronto for their patronage of our concert.

Tickets: $30, $25 and $10*

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Purcell's Messiah

Saturday Nov 29, 2014 - 7:30 PM

Henry Purcell, by John Closterman

Purcell: Behold I Bring You Glad Tidings
Te Deum & Jubilate
Handel: Anthem for the Foundling Hospital (including the Hallelujah Chorus)
Guest Artists: Talisker Players

A Christmas celebration of Purcell’s magnificent settings of the Messiah texts. With Handel’s first London performance of his most famous chorus.

Tickets: $30, $25 and $10*

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Songs of War and Remembrance

Saturday Oct 18, 2014 - 7:30 PM

Vimy Ridge statue

Howells: Requiem
Distler: Dance of Death
Parry: Songs of Farewell
Works by Laing & Willan

The centenary remembrance of World War I in the dramatic choral music and poetry of war and peace.

With Guest Artist: Derek Boyes, Narrator
Soulpepper Theatre

Tickets: $30, $25 and $10*

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2013-2014

The Merry Harp and the Viol

Saturday May 10, 2014 - 7:30 PM

1314MerryHarpByrd: Elegy on the Death of Thomas Tallis
Gibbons: This Is the Record of John
Weelkes: The Sixth Service
Tomkins: Who Is This That Cometh?

 

A consort of viols joins the choir to explore the extraordinary repertoire of anthems and songs from the Tudor and Jacobean courts.

Requiem for Richard III

Saturday Mar 1, 2014 - 7:30 PM

1314RichardIIIBrumel: Requiem
Music from the Eton Choir Book

 

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.

A Celebration of Carols & Psalms

Saturday Nov 30, 2013 - 7:30 PM

1314CelebrationBritten: A Ceremony of Carols
Bernstein: Chichester Psalms
Fauré: Cantique de Jean Racine
Biebl: Ave Maria

 

A festive concert for the season with harp, piano and percussion.

Guest Artists:
Harpist: Kristin Theriault
Pianist: David Simon

Splendours of the Sistine Chapel

Saturday Oct 19, 2013 - 7:30 PM

1314SplendoursPalestrina: Missa Lauda Sion
Tu Es Petrus
Allegri: Miserere
Works by Dufay, Josquin,
and Morales

The Golden Age of music in the artistic heart of the High Renaissance. Magnificent music from the papal court from Michelangelo to Bernini.


2012-2013

A Grand Concert for the Battle of York, 1813

Saturday Apr 27, 2013 - 7:30 PM

Haydn: Mass in Time of War
Boyce: Where Shall Wisdom Be Found
Beethoven: Wellington’s Victory

 

On April 27, 1813, the Napoleonic Wars struck home when American troops captured the town of York. Explore this global conflict in great music from Canada, America, Britain, France & Austria.

 

With guest artists:
Michele DeBoer, Soprano
Vicki St. Pierre, Alto
Paul Ziadé, Tenor
Andrew Mahon, Bass
Rachel Mahon, Organ
Members of the Choir of St. James Cathedral Talisker Players

Gesualdo: Murderer & Musician

Saturday Mar 2, 2013 - 7:30 PM

Gesualdo: Tenebrae Responsaries
Works by Palestrina, Dering & Marenzio

 

Gesualdo was the dark shadow of the Renaissance: a brilliant composer and remorseless murderer. After 500 years, his profoundly tormented sacred music is still dramatic and compelling.

Christmas at the Tudor Court

Saturday Dec 1, 2012 - 7:30 PM

Tallis:
Missa Puer Natus Est
Gaude Gloriosa Mater
Byrd:
This Day Christ Was Born
Lulla, Lullaby

 

The Tudor Chapel Royal resounds with a festive yuletide celebration from the reigns of Henry VIII to Elizabeth I.

Bach & The Romantics

Saturday Oct 13, 2012 - 7:30 PM

Bach:
Singet dem Herrn
Der Geist Hilft
Komm Jesu Komm
Lobet den Herrn
Brahms: Warum ist das Licht?
Bruckner: Christus Factus Est
Rheinberger: Abendlied
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.