A mixed bag of musical treasures
Young soloists, world class choirs, a free concert by an award winning brass ensemble and tributes to Nelson Mandela are all part of this weekend music mix around London.
Boys and men choirs and girls and women choirs from the London based Amabile choral powerhouse play back to back events on Saturday night and Sunday afternoon respectively at First St. Andrew United Church. set of pieces arranged by Diane Loomer and (Amabile co founder) John Barron michael kors outlet will pay tribute to two amazing choral musicians who have shaped our Amabile vision and mission. Closing the night is Handel Hallelujah Chorus.
Conducting the Amabile Young Women’s Ensemble is Brenda Zadorsky, who guided Amabile choristers to double gold at Preveza, Greece, at a choral festival in July. Liska Jetchick is assistant conductor.
On Sunday, the London Community Orchestra welcomes mezzo Simona Geriga, who sings Gluck and Bizet, violinist Emily Rutkevich, flutist Joanne Chun and cellist Fiona Robson.
With Len Ingrao conducting, Robson plays Lalo cello concerto, while Chun plays Chaminade flute concertino and Rutkevich a Wieniawski violin concerto.
As the community ensemble continues to celebrate its 40th year, the LCO also welcomes back its first con michael kors outlet ductor. Bruce Richardson will direct an arrangement of O Canada at the Dundas St. Centre United Church.
With Bram Gregson directing, Brassroots is joined by the choir at St. James Westminster Anglican church for its Sunday afternoon concert. It free.
Christmas themed music is on the program with the brass players teaming with the church choir and its organ on selections.
Gregson has also added a work to pay tribute to Mandela, so Brassrooots and the audience can play a part in the worldwide honours for the late South African leader.
just thought it would be appropriate to pay tribute to Nelson Mandela, Gregson said Thur michael kors outlet sday. was a marvellous man.
The work he chose is Half Mast by London composer Jeff Christmas wh michael kors outlet ich was heard on a Brassroots album. Sunday performance is likely it first to a public audience.