And now for something completely different, a chance to broaden your music horizons!
Tonight we're going to explore the world of Renaissance/Baroque music.
The performance will be by Cantemus Singers (www.cantemus.ca) We saw them a couple of times this past season and were amazed at their sound. They sing a capella, each vocalist has a wonderful voice, each round of music is introduced by music played on the fantastic pipe organ in the church, and acoustics in this small historical venue are unbelievable.
Each set is introduced by the conductor who provides humourous insight into the setting in which the music would have been originally performed.
The music performed will include religious and secular music from the time period, including: carols, motets and Charpentier's Messe de Minuit Pour Noel
Performance begins at 7:30 p.m.
I will be waiting in the door at 7:00 p.m. to show you where we are sitting - there are no reservations available for this performance
Tickets: $20 adult / $15 senior or student.
Available at the door
Church of the Holy Trinity is situated behind the Eaton's Centre - take the west exit from the mall at the south end of Sears . Just below the stairs that lead up to Mr Greenjeans.
There is an entrance to the Mall on Yonge St just south of Sears, it will take you into the lobby of the mall. The exit to the church is straight across from this.
After the performance, if you would like to visit over refreshments, there is a small Italian restaurant just outside the entrance to the Eaton Centre close to the church which we could go to.
update from director:
“Singing for your supper” usually means you’re working for your reward. For Cantemus Singers, though, our next concert is literally singing so someone in need can have supper. On November 23 and 24 (please note TML is attending the one on the 24th), we are presenting “Sing Nowell” as benefit concerts to raise money for Community Centre 55’s Share-a-Christmas program that provides Christmas food hampers and toys to over 900 needy families in Toronto’s east end.
Join us for a program of Renaissance carols, motets and Marc-Antoine Charpentier’s Messe de Minuit pour Noël – a Baroque masterpiece composed especially for Midnight Mass on Christmas Eve and based on French Christmas carols. The program includes major works by early English composers, Orlando Gibbons (“See, see, the Word is Incarnate”), William Byrd (“Rorate Coeli de Super”) and Peter Phillips (“O Sacrosanctem Diem”). We are joined by harpsichordist, David Sandall and Patricia Hiemstra playing viola da gamba.
We hope you can join us to help make the holidays better for those less fortunate than ourselves. Cantemus Singers will donate one quarter of the ticket receipts to this worthy cause.