(CA) Spiritus Ensemble ~ Kenneth Hull, Conductor Concert: "Bach Vespers Series 2013-2014" (1-2 Dec. 2013)
Bach Vespers for Advent
1 Dec ~ St. John the Evangelist Anglican Church, Duke & Water Streets, Kitchener ON, CA
Join the Spiritus Ensemble for another concert in their "Back Vespers Series 2013-2014".
Bach, Cantata 61, 'Nun komm, der Heiden Heiland'
Buxtehude, 'Befiehl dem Engel, dass er komm'
Schütz, 'O lieber Herre Gott, weeke uns auf'
Location: Cadogan Hall, London, UK
"Cadogan Hall is the setting for a festive evening of carols and Christmas music sung by The Bach Choir, featuring choral favourites, carols for all, and accompaniment from our special guests, London City Brass. This year’s concert features the winning entry in the The Times Christmas Carol Competition 2013, which will be chosen by our Musical Director David Hill, The Times’ Chief Music Critic Richard Morrison and The Times’ Assistant Editor Andrew Riley."
(CA) Nota Bene Baroque Players News: "WLU Music Students Chosen for New Baroque Mentorship Program" (26 Nov 2013)
Location: Waterloo Ontario, CA
(From a recent article in the Kitchener-Waterloo "The Record" newspaper (by Valerie Hill))
""The idea, it just came to me," said Baumgartel, a violinist with Nota Bene and an instructor at Wilfrid Laurier University. "Our job in Nota Bene will be to provide a platform for them to play things they don't get a lot of opportunity to play at school."
For this inaugural program, Baumgartel invited two Laurier students, though future mentorships will be open to any music student. ...
Thomas Jefferson, Maria Cosway, and the Music and Philosophy of the Enlightenment
Location: The Bissel Room, Fraunces Tavern, 54 Pearl Street, New York NY, US
Jessica Gould, soprano & Tony Boutté, tenor
Members of the Sebastians: Jeffrey Grossman, harpsichord & leader
Script and Stage Direction by Erica Gould
Featuring Campbell Scott as Thomas Jefferson, Melissa Errico as Maria Cosway, and Kathleen Chalfant as the narrator
“Igniting in Revolutionary Paris and unfolding over a 40-year epistolary relationship, the Jefferson/Cosway correspondence brims with exquisite music and eloquent prose, …
Location: Trinity-St. Paul's Centre, Toronto Ontario, CA
"Described as “Mozart reincarnated” and “a prince of the fortepiano,” Kristian Bezuidenhout joins Tafelmusik in his long-awaited Toronto debut. A frequent guest with the world’s leading baroque orchestras and renowned for his stellar recordings of Mozart’s keyboard works, Mr. Bezuidenhout takes centre stage in two virtuosic Mozart piano concertos – K.413 and K.271 "Jenamy" – and leads the orchestra in an exploration of the music of Bach’s sons ..."
Location: Monaco, chapelle de la Visitation
Holiday concert sponsored by the "Affaires culturelles de la Principauté".
"Les Symphonies des Noëls" from Michel-Richard Delalande were played in the "chapelle du Roi Louis XV" Christmas eve."
Location: Saint-Germain en Laye (78), théâtre Alexandre Dumas, FR
"This programme renders hommage not only to Charpentier but also to Molière and his love of music. Abandonned by Lully, Molière, near the end of his life, turns to Marc-Antoine Charpentier at the start of his career. From forced "Mariage" and of "La Comtesse d'Escarbagnas", to "Sicilien" passing by the imaginary "Malade". La Simphonie du Marais • Hugo Reyne give us appreciation of all talented measures of registers from Charpentier as diverse as those of the pastorale, the farce, of amourous dialogue or parodic entertainment."
"This hour, we’ll spend time with composers who played and loved to write for the bass instruments—those you can’t fit in the overhead compartment of an airplane! ...
Location: Yarrangobilly Caves, NSW Australia
"We’ll dance for 3 hours every morning and 3 hours every evening and in between all-can-enjoy cave tours, river walks, thermal-pool-swimming, games, sleeping, cooking and eating. The accommodation, food preparing areas, lounges and dance rooms are simply fantastic. On the Monday when we first arrive we’ll make a theme of dance from 1825 to 1850. On the Tuesday of dance from 1850 to 1875 and on the Wednesday from 1875 to 1900—but any 19th century dress, be it from day or evening dress from any of these periods is fine. ...
(US) Salon Sanctuary Concerts: "Music for Brunelleschi's Dome -- Lucia Baldacci, organist" (17 Nov 2013)
Location: The Church of the Transfiguration, 1 E. 29th St., New York NY, US
“The completion of The Duomo of Florence in 1436 marked a milestone in architectural history, while the structure later served as a focal point for several great composers.
With this program, we welcome an organist of "Brunelleschi's Dome," as she makes her New York and American debut with a program of …
Location: St Augustine's Church, Honor Oak Park, London UK, SE23 3LE
"Join the International Rameau Ensemble for an evening of sensuous music from the great french baroque master Jean-Philippe Rameau's most beautiful operatic works. A flamboyant feast for the senses by world-class international performers presenting a varied programme journeying through loss, rivalry, comedy and heartbreak all redeemed through love and carried by fantastic musical fireworks. One night only - do not miss out."
Music and Poetry of the Jews in Renaissance Italy
Location: Trinity-St. Paul Centre, 427 Bloor St. West, Toronto ON, CA
"Ensemble Lucidarium is the world’s leading ensemble bringing early Jewish music to vibrant life. This award-winning program is a celebration of the musical and poetic legacy of the Jewish communities of Renaissance Italy. ...
Location: St Johns Church, Canberra, Australia
"It is official and the venue in Reid is booked - Aylwen Gardiner-Garden is organising the Canberra Shakespeare Festival at St Johns Church buildings & grounds on 7,8 & 9 June 2014 - a festival of theatre, dance, music, costumes, food, workshops, fighting, games, a masque, a feast and a costumed public procession - a special celebration of Shakespeare's life, pastimes and performance in Elizabethan England. ...
La Simphonie du Marais • Hugo Reyne flûte à bec et direction
Distributeur: Abeille Musique
Released officially on November 7 2013, already being well received by "Diapason" and "Classica", La Simphonie du Marais • Hugo Reyne offer its followers their latest Corelli CD.
Location: The Music Gallery, 97 John Street, Toronto ON, Canada
"Join with us to celebrate the hundredth anniversary of the birth of Benjamin Britten! Britten had an individual voice, but his love of baroque music is well known. In particular, he a great love of the music of composer Henry Purcell. This concert presents some of Britten original music, some of his Purcell arrangements and then some of Purcell’s own music. ...
"Few of the many recordings devoted to Henry Purcell have succeeded in capturing all the richness and diversity of musical instruments of the late 17th century. Here well-known pieces by Purcell played take on an entirely new and unexpected colouring, while also serving to highlight the theatricality of the vocal airs. ...
Location: Trinity-St. Paul's Centre, Toronto Ontario, CA
"Superb soloists – Suzie LeBlanc and Charles Daniels – join our choir and orchestra to take you on a journey to baroque London and Rome, two leading centres of creativity in the 17th century. We visit Purcell’s London and enjoy a rich selection of airs, songs, and choruses from “the English Orpheus.” We also travel to Rome to hear works by its most celebrated composer, Giacomo Carissimi: the splendid polychoral Beatus Vir, and the intimate and deeply moving setting of the biblical story of Jephtha and his daughter. ..."
Location: Toronto Ontario, CA
"From January 5-11, 2014, Tafelmusik will be hosting its Winter Institute, a 1-week intensive training programme for experienced period players. Most of the musicians selected to participate in the Tafelmusik Winter Institute are travelling to Toronto from cities in North America and Europe, and need places to stay.
Location: Canberra, Australia
"Jane Austen Festival Australia is an annual celebration in Canberra where Austen and Napoleonic fans from all over Australia come and indulge themselves in everything Regency - including dancing, music, food, games, archery, fencing, theatre, promenades, grand balls, talks, workshops, costumes and books. This festival is now a regular part of the ACT Heritage Festival and Australian Heritage Week. Since its inception in 2008 this little festival has blossomed into one of the most delightful four days anyone could experience each April in an old and beautiful part of Canberra, the Federal capital of Australia. ..."
Location: Greenwich London, UK
Reminder that: “The 2013 Royal Greenwich International Early Music Festival and Exhibition takes place from Thu 7 - Sat 9 November. Complementing the world's largest exhibition of early musical instruments is an exciting programme of concerts …
" ... It was, probably, the little figures not the ivory they were made of that drew interest, but I thought of them when I learned recently about a project at the Courtauld Institute in London — in a task begun in 2008, it’s cataloging all known ivory sculptures made made in Western Europe ca. 1200-ca. 1530, as well as neo-Gothic pieces, and the other day it added 700 pieces to the online database. This created a mini-storm of interest. ...