It is always a pleasure to perform the works of the Great Masters for you, our loyal audiences and patrons. As I prepare the music for our upcoming season, I feel the excitement and energy of the music taking shape in my mind.
This year the Georgetown Bach Chorale has the great honour of performing Handel’s ‘Messiah’ in the newly constructed St. Elias the Prophet Ukrainian Catholic Church. Following a devastating fire in April, 2014 this powerful spiritual body rebuilt its worship space, and it is with excitement and joy that we look forward to presenting a concert within these very sacred walls.
Christmas at 157 Main Street will take on a Canadian flavour in 2016. Although young in years, our culture is rich with music from near and far. My own arrangement of the Huron Carol which continues to evolve will be highlighted, along with other festive gems from our beloved country.
In January I look forward to teaming up with Edwin Huizinga for a dynamite afternoon concert of the Romantics, followed by a meal of soups and stews, bread and cheese, and other tempting treats. This concert is sure to warm you up in the depths of winter!
Great Choruses and Oratorios will introduce some exciting new repertoire and the world premiere of 2 compositions by Canadian composer, Charles Demuynck.
On Good Friday, we present the St. Matthew Passion, by J.S. Bach. This monumental work depicts the story of the Crucifixion of Christ, the fundamental story upon which Christianity is based. I invite you to join us on this very sacred day, and to experience this emotionally charged performance in a way you will never forget.