BIRTH OF CHRIST
Dec
7
8:00 PM20:00

BIRTH OF CHRIST

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MASTERWORKS OF OAKVILLE
Charles Demuynk, conductor

Cassandra Warner, Elizabeth
Christopher Fischer, Gabriel
Zach Finkelstein, Shepherd
Bradley Christensen, Joseph
Michael York, Zechariah

THE BIRTH OF CHRIST is a work composed by Andrew T. Miller in celebration of Christmas. It retells the biblical story of the birth of Christ. After a prologue with voices and orchestra there is the Annunciation of John followed by the Annunciation of Christ, the Visitation, a lovely song for the Virgin Mary, the exhilaration of 'Rejoice!' followed by the Journey to Bethlehem, the Birth, the Shepherd's Song and a final reprise of the opening. 

This will be a rare opportunity to hear such an incredible piece. And with the excellent Masterworks of Oakville Choral Group providing the foundation, you'll be swept by the beauty of the work.

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"I can't get over how beautiful Andrew T. Miller's The Birth of Christ is. There are several tracks of the live performance I've set to repeat. If the work were to be performed anywhere within half a day's distance from my home, I'd definitely make arrangements to see it. Andrew T. Miller's The Birth of Christ is that good."
Aaron Green (About.com): CLASSICAL MUSIC CD REVIEW: THE BIRTH OF CHRIST

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THE SEASONS (DIE JAHRESZEITEN)
Nov
16
7:30 PM19:30

THE SEASONS (DIE JAHRESZEITEN)

LAURENTIAN UNIVERSITY CHOIR
Dr. Robert Hall, conductor
Kathleen Promane, Hanne
Jason Lamont, Lukas
Bradley Christensen, Simon

The Seasons was written by Joseph Haydn in 1801 after the great success of his previous oratorio The Creation (1798), which had become very popular and was being performed all over Europe.

The Seasons features orchestra, a chorus, and three vocal soloists: Simon (bass/baritone), Lucas (tenor), and Hanne (soprano).

The oratorio is divided into four parts, representing Spring, Summer, Autumn, and Winter.

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OURS
Nov
9
to Nov 11

OURS

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November 9 - 7:30pm
November 11 - 7:30pm

OPERA ON THE AVALON
Judith Yan, Conductor
Glynis Leyshon, Director

Andrew Love, Thomas Nangle
Gordon Gietz, Archbishop Roche
Lara Ciekiewicz, May
Adam Fisher, Edward
Thomas Goerz, Field Marshall Haig
Aaron Sheppard, Charlie Whitten
Aaron Durand, Arthur Murray
Bradley Christensen, Michael Kennedy
Ryan Downey, John King
Cheryl Hickman, Thelma
Brittany Cann, Elizabeth Crowley
Mike Daly, Recruiter

On July 1, 1916, Newfoundland became victim to one of the most devastating losses of the First World War. During the Battle of Beaumont-Hamel, at the beginning of the Somme Offensive, in just a matter of minutes, thousands of young men were ruthlessly mowed down while attempting to drive back German soldiers on the Western Front. "More than 800 Regiment soldiers clambered out of the trenches and ran towards enemy lines. Famously, just 68 were able to answer roll call the following day." (Julie Skinner, CBC News)

Ours, composed by John Estacio and playwright Robert Chafe, tells the story of Catholic priest Thomas Nangle and his roll in helping locate and bury those who died in Beaumont-Hamel. 

See here for more details.

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AGAINST THE GRAIN THEATRE - OPERA PUB
Oct
4
9:00 PM21:00

AGAINST THE GRAIN THEATRE - OPERA PUB

AGINST THE GRAIN THEATRE
Ambur Braid, soprano
Samantha Pickett, soprano
Ryan Downey, tenor
Bradley Christensen, baritone
David Eliakis, piano

Running the first Thursday of every month, Against the Grain Opera Pub nights are fantastic evenings of favourite operatic arias and ensembles, while offering your favourite beer on tap (or wine if you prefer). Admission is free; discounted pints of beer. It’s the perfect event for opera lovers to experience opera in a different setting, or to introduce new audiences to the scene.

For more information, visit Against the Grain Theatre.

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WINTERREISE
Sep
5
8:00 PM20:00

WINTERREISE

TONGUE IN CHEEK PRODUCTIONS
Trevor Chartrand, piano
Bradley Christensen, baritone

Schubert's epic masterpiece performed by twenty-four basses and baritones. The iconic song cycle as you've never heard it before. Bradley will perform #3 - Gefrorne Tränen.

Doors Open: 7:00 pm / Show Starts: 8:00 pm.

Admission: $35 for general admission / $25 for arts workers. 

For more information and to purchase tickets, click here.

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L'INCORONAZIONE DI POPPEA
Aug
17
to Aug 23

L'INCORONAZIONE DI POPPEA

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August 17, 20, 23 - 7:30pm

MANITOBA UNDERGROUND OPERA
Brenna Corner, Director
Bradley Christensen, Ottone

L'incoronazione di Poppea (The Coronation of Poppaea) takes place in ancient Rome around AD 60. Written by Claudio Monteverdi, with a libretto by Giovanni Francesco Busenello, it was first performed at the Teatro Santi Giovanni e Paolo in Venice during the 1643 carnival season. The main characters include Nero, the Roman emperor; Poppea, his lover; Ottone, Poppea's fiancé; Drusilla, who is in love with Ottone; and Octavia, Nero's wife. The opera describes how Poppea, mistress of the Roman emperor Nero, is able to achieve her ambition and be crowned empress. 

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JACK AND THE BEANSTALK
Aug
7
to Aug 23

JACK AND THE BEANSTALK

August 07, 13, 14, 21, 23 - 2:00pm

MANITOBA UNDERGROUND OPERA
Bradley Christensen, Giant / Trouble Man

Music by Sir Arthur Sullivan
Words and music adaptation by John Davies.

An operatic version of the story of Jack & the Beanstalk based on scenes from the operettas of Sir Arthur Sullivan.

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