OUTREACH CONCERTS
Sep
3
to Sep 22

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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WING MEN
Sep
27
7:30 PM19:30

WING MEN

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)

INTERMISSION

3. L'elisir d'amore (Donizetti):
- Come Paride vezzoso (Bradley)
- Venti Scudi (Duet)
- Una furtiva lagrima (Ryan)

4. La boheme (Puccini):
- La banca di Francia (Bradley)
- Che gelida manina (Ryan)
- O Mimi, più non torni (Duet)

This is a concert you won't want to miss.

Admission by donation. Venue suggests $25
For venue and concert enquiries, please send a message through the CONTACT page.

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SYMPHONY NO. 9
Oct
27
3:00 PM15:00

SYMPHONY NO. 9

ORCHESTRA TORONTO
Michael Newnham, conductor
Lesley Bouza, soprano
Andrea Ludwig, mezzo soprano
Andrew Walker, tenor
Bradley Christensen, baritone
The Toronto Mendelssohn Choir

Composed between 1822 and 1824, Symphony No. 9 is the final complete symphony by Ludwig van Bethoven. “It is regarded by many critics and musicologists as one of Beethoven's greatest works and one of the supreme achievements in the history of western music.” (Cook, 1993)

The symphony was the first example of a major composer using voices in a symphony - the words are sung during the final (4th) movement of the symphony by four vocal soloists and a chorus. They were taken from the "Ode to Joy", a poem written by Friedrich Schiller in 1785 and revised in 1803, with text additions made by the Beethoven. The piece is a resounding cry of humanity, celebrating universal brotherhood and sisterhood.

For more information on the performance and tickets, click here.

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FANTASIA ON CHRISTMAS CAROLS
Dec
6
8:00 PM20:00

FANTASIA ON CHRISTMAS CAROLS

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.

See here for more information.

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CHRISTMAS FANTASIA
Dec
7
7:30 PM19:30

CHRISTMAS FANTASIA

PETERBOROUGH SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA
Michael Newnham, conductor
Bradley Christensen, baritone
Toronto Children’s Chorus

The Toronto Children’s Chorus and Bradley Christensen join the Peterborough Symphony Orchestra for Vaughan Williams’ beloved Fantasia on Christmas Carols. The programme also includes Tchaikovsky’s The Nutcracker Suite, the suite from the motion picture Elf and a few a cappella selections by the Toronto Children’s Chorus. This will be an absolutely delightful concert, that certainly proves to get you in the holiday spirit.

If you are interested in purchasing a subscription to their 2019-2020 concert season, please contact the Peterborough Symphony office at 705 742 1992 or by e-mail to info@thepso.org.  For more information about the concert and the season, click here.

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A BAROQUE CELEBRATION
Dec
15
3:00 PM15:00

A BAROQUE CELEBRATION

PAX CHRISTI CHORALE
David Bowser, conductor
Megan Miceli, soprano
Elizabeth Polese, soprano
Georgia Burashko, mezzo-soprano
River Guard, tenor
Bradley Christensen, baritone
Toronto Mozart Players

Repertoire:
Vivaldi’s Gloria 
Durante’s Magnificat
Bach’s Magnificat

Three of the most famous works in the choral music canon - what more could you ask for?!

For more information on the performance and tickets, click here.

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MESSIAH
Dec
21
7:30 PM19:30

MESSIAH

GUELPH CHAMBER CHOIR
Charlene Pauls, conductor
Bethany Horst, soprano
Jennifer Enns-Modolo, alto
Lawrence Williford, tenor
Bradley Christensen, baritone
Musica Viva Orchestra

Composed in 1741 and first performed in 1742, 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. This performance will include the c.40 voice Guelph Chamber Choir, and the period instruments of Musica Viva Orchestra.

You won't want to miss this most beloved work.
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H.M.S. PINAFORE
Mar
4
to Mar 8

H.M.S. PINAFORE

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March 04, 06, 07, 8:00pm
March 08, 3:00pm

TORONTO OPERETTA THEATRE
Jennifer Tung, conductor
Guillermo Silva-Marin, director
Bradley Christensen, Captain Corcoran

Can love level ranks? Must lowly seaman Ralph Rackstraw pine in vain for Josephine, his captain’s lovely daughter, who, after all, has been promised by her father to Sir Joseph Porter, First Lord of the Admiralty. 

This musical farce is a love story, a lesson in rank and in the proper ways of doing things. It also shows how to stand up for the desires of the heart. With witty dialogue and memorable tunes, you won’t want to miss the silliest shenanigans ever seen aboard a ship!

Since its première in 1878, Gilbert and Sullivan’s wildly popular operetta has delighted audiences with its nautical tale of love. Running for 571 performances, it was the second-longest run of any musical theatre piece up to that time.

For more information and tickets, visit Toronto Operetta Theatre.

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OURS
Jul
16
to Jul 18

OURS

July 16 - 7:30pm
July 18 - 2:30pm

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

Bradley Christensen, Michael Kennedy

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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