Looking back on 50TH season 2017-2018

 

RALPH VAUGHN WILLIAMS

Dona Nobis Pacem

Concert One

Dona nobis pacem, (English: Grant us peace), Vaughan Williams produced his plea for peace by referring to recent wars during the growing fears of a new one. His texts were taken from the Mass, three poems by Walt Whitman, a political speech, and sections of the Bible.

October 21, 2017 St James, Orillia

Concert Two

The Christmas Oratorio was conceived as a set of six cantatas. Unlike the Passion settings and the oratorios of Bach's exact contemporary Handel, the six parts of his Christmas Oratorio were performed on separate days.

JOHANN SEBASTIAN BACH
Christmas Oratorio -Cantatas 2,4, and 5

December 16  2017 at 7:30 - St. Paul's Centre, Orillia

SPECIAL CHRISTMAS CONCERT

GEORGE FRIDERIC HANDEL
Messiah SING-ALONG
With Extra-Special Guest: YOU!

Start a new holiday tradition by singing along with The Cellar Singers this all-time classic.  Your friends and family will love this very special event.

Bring your own music or music will be available at the door. $20 Adults;

$10 Students. NOTE: This event is not part of your subscription package.

December 22, 2017 Bracebridge United Church

Concert Three

MORTEN LAURIDSEN
Lux Aeterna
With Eglinton Saint George's Choir

Lux aeterna was greeted by The Times after its London premiere thus: ‘a classic of new American choral writing … in this light-filled continuum of sacred texts, old world structures and new world spirit intertwine in a cunningly written score, at once sensuous and spare’. 

March 4, 2018 at 4:00 Eglinton St. George's Toronto

Tickets available through the church. www.esgunited.org

March 10, 2018 at 7:30 - St. Paul's Centre Orillia

Concert Four

WOLFGANG AMADEUS MOZART
Mass in C Minor
with the Elmer Iseler Singers 

This large-scale work, a missa solemnis, is scored for two soprano soloists, a tenor and a bass, double chorus and large orchestra. It remained unfinished, missing large portions of the Credo and the complete Agnus Dei.

May 12, 2018 at 7:30  - St James, Orillia

 

 

 

The Hampton Avenue 4 after rehearsing with us in September 2014