Read below for a testimonial written by one of our audience members:
“The Cantabile Chamber Singers’ Lumina concert on March 23 was the most enjoyable choral performances I have attended in recent years. The concert’s theme was light and its presence in our lives- birth, death, love, disappointment and forgiveness. This idea of light was coupled with the concert taking place during the same week as Earth Hour, a grassroots movement for the environment, inspiring millions of people across the world to take action for our planet and nature. The concert included works from the Renaissance to modern day compositions, opening with Purcell’s Miserere Mei, with audience being surrounded by the beautiful sounds of harmonies from singers around the church. O Lux Beata Trinitas by Dr. Laura Sgroi was among my favourites, inspired by the renaissance, Sgroi added more colours, energy, texture and drama to this contemporary polyphonic composition. Stars by Eriks Essenvalds was another one of my favourites, with the use of tuned wine glasses as the accompaniment, adding somewhat dissonant chords throughout the piece, that created a mysterious and cool sense, yet it was also soothing, serene, and peaceful. Finally, the concert finished with I am the Great Sun written by Jussi Chydenius, which was majestic and luxurious. Listeners could hear layers of texture with challenging imitative passages of melodies and short motifs, finishing with a grand homophonic finale. Having attended a number of Cantabile Chamber Singers’ concerts, I found this evening one of the most memorable as the harmonious and sweet sounds of the a cappella singers bring warmth and light to the symbolic darkness of Earth Hour, adding hope and beauty to all things around us in life.” (Justina So Yu, YRDSB Music Consultant)
We are working hard on preparing a really interesting piece for Sunday April 29th. We are joining the Church of Redeemer choir, and their director Daniel Norman for an evening Vespers service. Hope to see you at 7 pm that evening!
The church is located just at the northeast corner of Bloor and Avenue Road, it is wheelchair accessible, and TTC accessible. Parking available on side streets, and in the Green P at Bedford just north of Bloor Street.