5 MYSTICAL SONGS
May
11
8:00 PM20:00

5 MYSTICAL SONGS

UPPER CANADA CHORISTERS
Laurie Evan Fraser, Conductor
Bradley Christensen, Soloist

Composed by English composer Ralph Vaughan Williams between 1906 and 1911, the Five Mystical Songs is a work that sets four poems ("Easter" divided into two parts) by seventeenth-century Welsh-born English poet and Anglican priest George Herbert, from his 1633 collection The Temple: Sacred Poems.

The work is written for a baritone soloist, SATB chorus and orchestra.

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GIANNI SCHICCHI
Apr
22
3:00 PM15:00

GIANNI SCHICCHI

ORCHESTRA TORONTO & ESSENTIAL OPERA
Kevin Mallon, Conductor
Bradley Christensen, Marco

For their spring season concert, Orchestra Toronto partners with Essential Opera to present a concert performance of Puccini’s one-act comic opera, Gianni Schicchi. Prepare yourself for comic hi-jinks, soaring melodies, and lush operatic composition.

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OUTREACH CONCERTS
Mar
7
to Mar 24

OUTREACH CONCERTS

Bradley Christensen, baritone
Shaya Petroff, piano

Song recitals can be an incredibly rewarding experience, musically and emotionally, especially when performing for an audience who doesn't necessarily have the opportunity to attend many musical performances. In a series of 12 concerts, Bradley Christensen and Shaya Petroff will visit various retirement homes in Toronto to perform a selection of lieder, opera arias, and musical theatre songs. 

For more details and to attend a performance, please enquire through the CONTACT page.

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PAGLIACCI/GIANNI SCHICCHI
Mar
3
7:30 PM19:30

PAGLIACCI/GIANNI SCHICCHI

SOUTHERN ONTARIO LYRIC OPERA
PAGLIACCI

Sabatino Vacca, Conductor
Bradley Christensen, Silvio


GIANNI SCHICCHI
Sabatino Vacca, Conductor
Bradley Christensen, Marco

Southern Ontario Lyric Opera concludes its season with a double-bill performance of Puccini’s comical Gianni Schicchi and Leoncavallo’s powerful Pagliacci. Pagliacci; literal translation, Clowns, is an Italian opera in a prologue and two acts, with music and libretto by Ruggero Leoncavallo.

Gianni Schicchi is a comic opera in one act by Giacomo Puccini to an Italian libretto by Giovacchino Forzano, composed in 1917–18. The libretto is based on an incident mentioned in Dante’s Divine Comedy.

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SING-ALONG MUSICALS
Feb
16
to Feb 17

SING-ALONG MUSICALS

February 16, 17 - 8:00pm
February 17 - 2:30pm

KITCHENER-WATERLOO SYMPHONY
John Morris Russell, Conductor
Bradley Christensen, Soloist
Zola Magwood, Soloist
Grand Philharmonic Youth Choir

If you love singing along to your favourite musicals, then this is the concert for you! With lyrics projected above the Orchestra, the Grand Philharmonic Youth Choir helping you sing along, and KWS favourite John Morris Russell leading, this interactive concert will include selections from popular musicals like The King and I, Oklahoma!, The Sound of Music, Mary Poppins and many more!

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MESSIAH
Dec
8
7:30 PM19:30

MESSIAH

  • Clearview Christian Reformed Church (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

OAKVILLE CHORAL SOCIETY
David Bowser, conductor
Bradley Christensen, baritone

The Oakville Choral Society presents Handel's Messiah - one of the great traditions of Christmas. First performed in 1742, Messiah has inspired and delighted audiences ever since. The 60 voice choir will be joined by guest soloists and a chamber orchestra. A selection of sing-along carols will complete the evening.

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MESSIAH
Dec
2
7:30 PM19:30

MESSIAH

  • Georgetown Christian Reformed Church (map)
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GEORGETOWN CHORAL SOCIETY
Christopher Dawes, conductor
Bradley Christensen, baritone

Composed in 1741, Handel's Messiah is one of the most popular pieces in the Choral literature. Handel originally wrote Messiah for modest vocal and instrumental forces, with optional settings for many of the individual numbers, but in the years after his death, the work was adapted for performance on a much larger scale. The version presented on December 2 is titled "The Georgetown Messiah," and will consist of Parts I, II, and III of Handel's Messiah interspersed with letters from Handel himself, George Kennedy (founder of Georgetown), Saint George the Martyr and George II, King of Great Britain.

You won't want to miss this unique version of a most beloved work.
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C MINOR MASS & CHORAL FANTASY
Nov
18
to Nov 19

C MINOR MASS & CHORAL FANTASY

  • St. Matthew's Catholic Church (map)
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November 18 - 8:00pm
November 19 - 3:00pm

MASTERWORKS OF OAKVILLE
Charles Demuynk, conductor
Bradley Christensen, baritone

Mozart's C Minor Mass and Beethoven's Choral Fantasy are two masterworks of Western music. The Mass in C minor is the last musical setting of the mass by Mozart (not including his Requiem Mass left unfinished at his death). Composed in Vienna between 1782 and 1783 the large-scale work is scored for two soprano soloists, a tenor and a bass, double chorus and large orchestra. 

The Choral Fantasy, for piano, vocal soloists, chorus, and orchestra, was composed in 1808 by Beethoven. Beethoven wrote the piece to conclude a benefit concert for him on 22 December 1808, at which he also presented the first performances of his Fifth and Sixth Symphonies. The work begins in C minor, but modulates during the second and final movement to C major.

These two extraordinary works create a perfect pairing. This is a concert not to miss. 
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SINGING STARS: THE NEXT GENERATION
Nov
6
7:30 PM19:30

SINGING STARS: THE NEXT GENERATION

THE INTERNATIONAL RESOURCE CENTRE FOR PERFORMING ARTISTS (IRCPA)
Featuring 10 singers in a program of opera arias, with pianist Rachel Andrist on piano. Bradley Christensen is one of the 10 selected participants.

The performance will feature 10 gifted opera singers who have participated in an intensive full-day Encounter with Canadian baritone Brett Polegato on October 20, 2017.

Polegato will have provided valuable advice, encouraging the singers to advance their skills, offering career guidance, and preparing them for this November 6 concert. Rachel Andrist is the collaborative pianist for both the Encounter and the concert.

Prices are: $30 general admission, $20 for seniors, under 30 y/o and arts workers. For more information or to purchase tickets, please visit "Singing Stars: Next Generation"

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AUTUMN RADIANCE
Oct
21
3:00 PM15:00

AUTUMN RADIANCE

TORONTO CHILDREN'S CHORUS
Elise Bradley, conductor
Bradley Christensen, baritone
Ryan Downey, tenor
Giles Tomkins, bass-baritone

The Toronto Children’s Chorus Training Choirs and Choral Scholars will welcome autumn with powerful repertoire at the beautiful St. Anne's Anglican Church. Bradley Christensen, Ryan Downey and Giles Tomkins will perform a mix of solos, duets and trios. You won't want to miss this radiant concert that is sure to warm the audience from the crisp autumn weather.

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DIDO AND AENEAS / AENEAS AND DIDO
Oct
20
to Oct 21

DIDO AND AENEAS / AENEAS AND DIDO

TORONTO MASQUE THEATRE
Larry Beckwith, Music Director
Krisztina Szabo, mezzo-soprano
Alexander Dobson, baritone
Jacqueline Woodley, soprano
Andrea Ludwig, mezzo-soprano
Bradley Christensen, baritone
Emma Hannon, soprano
Cory Knight, tenor

Toronto Masque Theatre's double bill of Henry Purcell's 17th-century masterpiece Dido and Aeneas performed alongside its companion piece Aeneas and Dido by Canadian composer James Rolfe and author André Alexis, commissioned by Toronto Masque Theatre in 2006.

Founded by Artistic Director Larry Beckwith in 2003, Toronto Masque Theatre (TMT) is one of the few companies in the world devoted to the masque form.

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FOR THE HIGHS & THE LOWS
Oct
13
7:30 PM19:30

FOR THE HIGHS & THE LOWS

CONCERTS @100 CONCERT SERIES
Michael Marino, tenor
Bradley Christensen, baritone
Kate Tremills, piano

Michael and Bradley embrace a wonderful collection of favourite opera arias and duets, art song and musical theatre selections dealing with brotherly companionship, love, loss, and hope. Travelling from the famous Pearl Fishers duet, through your favourite opera arias towards the Don Carlos duet, then songs by Tchaikovsky and Cole Porter, the concert finishes with a flourishing rendition of the duet All'idea di quel metallo from the Barber of Seville. This is a concert you won't want to miss.

Admission by donation.
For venue and concert enquiries, please send a message through the CONTACT page.

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LA BELLE HÉLÈNE
Aug
1
to Aug 9

LA BELLE HÉLÈNE

August 1, 03, 09 - 7:30pm
August 05 - 2:00pm

OPERA NORTH
Louis Burkot, Conductor
Andreas Hager, Director
Bradley Christensen, Agamemnon

La belle Hélène (The Beautiful Helen) is a comic opera in three acts by Jacques Offenbach to an original French libretto by Henri Meilhac and Ludovic Halévy. This comedy of mistaken identities parodies the story of Helen's elopement with Paris, setting off the Trojan War. Get ready for rollicking hijinks amongst the Greek Gods.

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