This will be a year like none other, with a première, a re-discovered masterpiece, recording sessions, a mini tour, collaborations with soloists and young singers, and an international musicological project.
On Oct 19 we launch our season by celebrating the mystic union of music and poetry, featuring C. H. H. Parry’s Blest Pair of Sirens with orchestra, our choral scholars, special guests, Aslan Boys Choir, and the première of a new piece by emerging composer Jared Tomlinson.
On December 6 & 7 you can hear two seasonal cantatas by J.S. Bach: Nun Komm der Heiden Heiland BVW 62 and Part II of the Christmas Oratorio, as well as my own work Winter Nights which we’ll record for a future CD. We look forward to taking this concert on the road to Barrie Ontario on December 5.
Our heart-warming Christmas tradition is The Children’s Messiah, performed annually for an audience of little ones on December 13.
We look forward to meeting and greeting you on March 7 at our annual fundraiser, a gala affair at the Columbus Centre.
Our final concert at Koerner Hall will be the North American première of Parry’s oratorio Judith. Written for the Birmingham Festival in 1888, this major work by Britain’s most influential Victorian composer fell into obscurity soon after its successful first performance. This concert on May 3 will be the culmination of a musicological detective story, and the hard work of graduate students at York University.
Explore our website to discover more about our concerts and join us on this musical adventure – be part of our community of listeners, performers, researchers and dreamers.