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
April 04, 06, 07, 12, 7:30pm
April 07 - 3:00pm
April 13 - 4:30pm
David Fallis, Conductor
Marshall Pynkoski, Director
Jeannette Lajeunesse Zingg, Choreography
Chorus Master, Daniel Taylor
Colin Ainsworth, Idomeneo
Measha Brueggergosman, Elettra
Wallis Giunta, Idamante
Meghan Lindsay, Ilia
Olivier Laquerre, Arbace
Douglas Williams, Neptune
Bradley Christensen, High Priest
Idomeneo is an opera seria by Mozart, libretto adapted by Giambattista Varesco from a French text by Antoine Danchet. Set in Crete, following the Trojan War, about 1200 BC, the story is of King Idomeneo, one of Agamemnon’s allies.
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CONCERTS @100 CONCERT SERIES
Ryan Downey, tenor
Bradley Christensen, baritone
Ryan and Bradley embrace a wonderful collection of opera arias and duets in this concert titled Wing Men. The reason for this is simple - they have selected various characters from four operas where one of the two men (or both) act as a ‘wing man’ for the other.
1. Cosi fan tutte (Mozart):
- Un’aura amorosa (Ryan)
- Rivolgete a lui lo sguardo (Bradley)
- Secondate aurette amiche (Duet)
2. Barber of Seville (Rossini):
- Largo al factotum (Bradley)
- Ecco ridente (Ryan)
- All'idea di quel metallo (Duet)
3. L'elisir d'amore (Donizetti):
- Quanto é bella (Ryan)
- Come Paride vezzoso (Bradley)
- Una furtiva lagrima (Ryan)
- Venti Scudi (Duet)
4. La boheme (Puccini):
- Baritone aria
- Che gelida manina (Ryan)
- O Mimi, più non tormi (Duet)
This is a concert you won't want to miss.
Admission by donation. Venue suggests $25
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UPPER CANADA CHORISTERS
Laurie Evan Fraser, Conductor
Bradley Christensen, Soloist
Composed by English composer Ralph Vaughan Williams in 1912, the Fantasia on Christmas Carols is a work that sets four poems in a single movement. Roughly twelve minutes in length, it consists of the English folkcarols "The truth sent from above", "Come all you worthy gentlemen" and "On Christmas night all Christians sing" (Sussex Carol).
The work is written for a baritone soloist, SATB chorus and piano.
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July 16 - 7:30pm
July 18 - 2:30pm
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.
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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.