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March 2018

30
March
7:30 pm — 10:00 pm
@ Centre in the Square
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St. John Passion

We return to our beloved tradition of a Bach masterwork on Good Friday. St. John Passion is dramatic, tragic and yet indescribably beautiful. The eloquent Canadian tenor, Lawrence Wiliford, takes the role of the Evangelist, in which he has been described as portraying a “brilliant mix of tenderness and dramatic ferocity” (Cleveland Plain Dealer) St. John Passion Grand Philharmonic Choir Lawrence Wiliford, Evangelist Jesse Blumberg, Christus Hélène Brunet, soprano Jenny Enns Modolo, alto Jean-Philippe Lazure, tenor Dion Mazerolle, bass University…

April 2018

21
April
7:30 pm — 10:30 pm
@ Anglican Church of St. John the Evangelist
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Earth Sea Sky

“Earth teach me suffering as old stones suffer with memory. Earth teach me freedom as the eagle which soars in the sky.” These words, from a prayer of the indigenous Ute Nation prayer, are the text of Rupert Lang’s Earth Teach Me. It’s just one of several sublime compositions that we offer for an evocative meditation to mark Earth Day weekend. Earth Sea Sky Grand Philharmonic Chamber Singers Enns: Ten Thousand Rivers of Oil Raminsh: In the trail of the…

October 2018

20
October
7:30 pm
@ Centre in the Square
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Mozart Requiem

Mozart died while writing his own Requiem. Perhaps that is why we still find this music – by turn terrifying, heartbreaking and serene, so compelling. Also at this concert, you’ll experience powerful photographs Edward Burtynsky on the big screen while hearing soaring works by Tulev and Gjeilo. Try Us Out! For this concert only, all tickets are $40 or less! That’s less than half the regular cost for best seats in the house. Come early to see Burtynsky’s compelling photographs up close!…

November 2018

17
November
7:30 pm
@ University of Waterloo Humanities Theatre
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Considering Matthew Shepard – Saturday Evening

In October 1998, university student Matthew Shepard was targeted for his sexuality. He was kidnapped, severely beaten, tied to a fence and left to die in a lonely field. Twenty years after that terrible event, we perform Craig Hella Johnson’s bold and transcendent work, which incorporates a variety of musical styles and texts, including passages from Matthew’s personal journal. This is the first time this work will be performed in Canada. Considering Matthew Shepard Grand Philharmonic Chamber Singers University of…

18
November
3:00 pm
@ University of Waterloo Humanities Theatre
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Considering Matthew Shepard – Sunday Afternoon

In October 1998, university student Matthew Shepard was targeted for his sexuality. He was kidnapped, severely beaten, tied to a fence and left to die in a lonely field. Twenty years after that terrible event, we perform Craig Hella Johnson’s bold and transcendent work, which incorporates a variety of musical styles and texts, including passages from Matthew’s personal journal. This is the first time this work will be performed in Canada. Considering Matthew Shepard Grand Philharmonic Chamber Singers University of…

December 2018

01
December
3:30 pm — 5:00 pm
@ First United Church
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In December

In December Grand Philharmonic Children’s Choir Grand Philharmonic Youth Choir Saturday December 1st, 3:30pm First United Church, Waterloo

08
December
7:30 pm
@ Centre in the Square
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Messiah

Whether this is your very first Messiah, or whether you have heard it countless times, this is a very special experience. Every year, it is fresh and full of wonder, yet timeless and traditional. Just like the Christmas season itself. Messiah Meredith Hall – Soprano Andrea Hill – Mezzo-Soprano Charles Sy – Tenor Phillip Addis – Bass Kitchener-Waterloo Symphony Grand Philharmonic Choir Mark Vuorinen – Conductor Saturday December 8th, 7:30pm Centre in the Square – Kitchener

March 2019

02
March
7:30 pm
@ St. Peter’s Lutheran Church
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Beauty Within

An evening of gorgeous music, written from the heart! Immerse yourself in Brahms’ Nänie, Schicksalslied in new chamber instrumentation, and his well-loved Alto Rhapsody. Also, Eric Whitacre’s Five Hebrew Love Songs, written for his wife; a beautiful setting of James Joyce’s poem The Lover’s Chant, by brilliant young Canadian composer Matthew Emery; and much more. Beauty Within Jennifer Enns Modolo – Mezzo-Soprano James Mason – Oboe Julie Baumgartel – Violin Margaret Jordan-Gay – Cello Peter Shackelton – Clarinet Annika Borrmann…

23
March
7:30 pm
@ Anglican Church of St. John the Evangelist
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Tudor Splendour

English Renaissance choral music is a garden in full bloom! Experience the glorious polyphony of Tallis, Byrd and Sheppard. Then, compare with devotional contemporary works, including Emily Walker’s exquisitely crafted, serene I Asked of God. At this concert, we will also present the world premiere of the winning work in our 2019 GPC Choral Works Competition — Sonnet 18, by Rémi St-Jacques. Learn more about this exciting new composition here. Tudor Splendour Sheppard: Media Vita Byrd: Mass in 4 Voices…

April 2019

19
April
7:30 pm
@ Centre in the Square
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Bach St. Matthew Passion

Join our Good Friday tradition of a master work by J.S. Bach. His St. Matthew Passion invites the listener to reflect on the perspectives of the different players in this beautiful and redemptive account. Bach St. Matthew Passion Isaiah Bell – Evangelist Daniel Okulitch – Christus Estelí Gomez – Soprano Allyson McHardy – Mezzo-Soprano Asitha Tennekoon – Tenor Daniel Lichti – Baritone Kitchener-Waterloo Symphony Grand Philharmonic Children’s Choir and Youth Choir Grand Philharmonic Choir Mark Vuorinen – Conductor Good Friday,…

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