My life’s been busy lately, and at some point I’ll write more here about what I’ve been up to, but until then I have some concert invitations to share:
On December 3rd, I will be singing with my usual choir, les Chanteurs de la Pléiade, at Notre-Dame-de-Bon-Secours, a beautiful old chapel in the Old Port (400 St Paul E, 8 pm, $15 from me or $18 at the door). The program will be a capella, and mostly from the Renaissance, including a 16th century mass by Verelst, some Weihnachtslieder (German Christmas music), and a nice short contemporary piece by Michael Berkeley (son of Sir Lennox Berkeley).
On December 5th, I’ll again be singing in the annual Voix Libres concert as a World AIDS Day fund raiser for a local AIDS hospice. We’re performing the Maurice Duruflé Requiem, plus De Profundis by everyone’s favourite Estonian, Arvo Pärt, with l’Association des Musiciens de l’Orchestre Symphonique de Montréal, at the Church of St. Andrew and St. Paul (3415 Redpath, 7:30 pm, $20).
And anyone interested in the above might also like to know that the Orpheus Singers, a local group which has won several CBC amateur choral prizes, will be singing a program of Palestrina, Roland de Lassus, and Heinrich Schütz on the 10th, also in the Notre-Dame-de-Bons-Secours chapel. A friend from the K-W Philharmonic Choir sings with them now, and I’m looking forward to the performance.
All this choral music makes me very happy. Busy, but happy. Hope to see some of you there!