Ebenezer Scrooge & Company are back! Music at St. Andrew’s presents its fourth annual evening of readings from Charles Dickens’ beloved seasonal tale, A Christmas Carol. The sanctuary of historic St Andrew’s Church will be decked with garlands, lanterns and candles for this atmospheric evening of readings led by renowned tenor and CBC Radio host Ben Heppner.
Admission is FREE, but this is a fundraiser for St. Andrew’s Refugee Sponsorship program. Heed Mr. Dickens’ message: give generously during the collection!
An all-star cast of fine voices will join Ben Heppner in tonight’s readings: mezzo-soprano and rising opera star Marion Newman; soprano and actress Neema Bickersteth (Soulpepper, Stratford); classical music educator Rick Phillips and veteran actress (and church member), Patricia Garnett-Smith.
Between readings, The Aldbury Garden Brass Quintet will perform seasonal carols. Sing along to your favourites and stay on for the reception to enjoy hot apple cider and St. Andrew’s signature Ginger-Molasses cookies.
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Music at St. Andrew’s now offers two distinctive opportunities to listen and even to learn a little. Our Friday Noontime Recitals in the fall (Oct. – Nov.) and in the spring (Mar. – May) offer a chance to listen to both a variety of young artists and veteran professional musicians. These recitals take place within the church itself and often feature our Bosendorfer Imperial grand piano. Admission is free.
Join us going forward as the following performers will be featured:
Nov. 15 Allison Angelo, soprano and Ariana Chris, mezzo soprano, Mareketa Ornova, Piano – “A Breath of French Air” – songs by Faure, Debussy, Hahn, Duparc & Delibes
Nov. 22 Ryan PHelps, Piano featuring music from Liszt, Beethoven & Rachmaninov
Nov. 29 Jean-Lu Therrien, Piano & Mai Tategami, violin, with music by Shostakovich (with Michael Perry, violinist), Faure and Prokofiev
Our evening concerts were inaugurated in October 2011 with a concert by Canadian pianist and Gryphon Trio member, Jamie Parker. More recent offerings have been “For King & Country” , commemorating the end of WWI and “Goin Back to New Orleans”, a tribute to the music of Mardi Gras.
The planning for the 2019/2020 season is well underway and the website will be updated to reflect the new schedule once everything is finalized.
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