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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…
In December Grand Philharmonic Children’s Choir Grand Philharmonic Youth Choir Saturday December 1st, 3:30pm First United Church, Waterloo
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
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…
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…
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,…
Join the Grand Philharmonic Youth Choir and Children’s Choir in their Spring concert as they showcase songs from around the world.
You are invited to check us out! Join the Grand Philharmonic Youth Choir (grade 9-age 23) Grand Philharmonic Children’s Choir (age 7-grade 8) for our Open House/Registration Night Tuesday, April 30, 2019 Rockway Mennonite Collegiate 110 Doon Road 6:00 p.m. – 7 p.m. Register for the 2019-20 season! 519-578-5660 x5290 or firstname.lastname@example.org for more information
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