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News 2011: (CA) The Toronto Consort: "Venetian Splendour: The Music of Johann Rosenmüller"

Contributed by Admin on Oct 02, 2011 - 01:47 AM

Toronto, August 25, 2011 —The Toronto Consort launches the 2011-12 season on October 21 and 22, 2011 with a flourish of Venetian opulence — as heard through the ears of a German baroque composer, Johann Rosenmüller.

One of Canada’s premiere period music ensembles, The Toronto Consort is known for inventive programming by Artistic Director David Fallis that breathes life into the music of the Middle Ages, Renaissance and early Baroque.

For Venetian Splendour, the voices and instruments of the Consort are joined by a full complement of strings, sackbuts and cornetti or early brass and winds. The program includes three of Rosenmüller’s psalm settings calling for large forces, and two instrumental sonatas. Music by Heinrich Schütz and Johann Hermann Schein — composers whom he knew and who influenced him — rounds out the program.  …”

The concerts take place at 8:00 pm at Trinity-St. Paul’s Centre, 427 Bloor Street West, Toronto Ontario Canada. For tickets and information, call the box office at (416) 964-6337 or visit [2] to read the full news release of August 2011.


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