Grand Philharmonic Choir

2022-2023 Season

Dear Friends,

After more than two years of absence from the concert hall, we are thrilled to welcome you to a very special season in 2022-2023.

We have planned a wonderful year to celebrate our 100th anniversary, and we don’t want you to miss a single concert!

Our season begins with Mendelssohn’s beloved Elijah in October, with alumni of the choir, and a compelling story and some of the most beautiful choral music ever written.

Handel’s Messiah is always a spiritual banquet at Christmas time. This December, Artistic Director Emeritus Howard Dyck will return as guest conductor. In his 38 years of leadership, Howard built the choir into a truly remarkable ensemble and we are thrilled to announce his appearance.

You’ll be inspired by Bach’s magnificent Mass in B Minor in April. It reflects every aspect of the human condition, from anguish to joy to serenity. It represents the culmination of the lifelong work of this extraordinary composer.

Fittingly, the season concludes with a brand-new oratorio. We will give the world premiere of Stephanie Martin’s Water, the story of the importance of this precious resource and a community’s efforts to protect it. Anton Bruckner’s powerful Te Deum opens this concert.

Our Chamber Singers offer two concerts in a smaller, more intimate setting, including Maurice Duruflé’s Requiem.

Please join us for this extraordinary year. You’ll be glad you did!


Mark Vuorinen, Artistic Director

October 22, 2022, 7:30pm
Centre in the Square, Kitchener

Surging dramatic passages. Beautiful serene interludes. A story of a drought, futile prayers to a false god, and the complex, brooding figure of the central character, Elijah. Choir alumni will join current members to perform this memorable start to a landmark season.

Jacqueline Woodey, soprano
Allyson McHardy, mezzo-soprano
Owen McCausland, tenor
James Westman, baritone

Kitchener-Waterloo Symphony
Grand Philharmonic Choir
Mark Vuorinen, Conductor

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