2 Organs

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At the heart of this program of French music is Louis Vierne’s triumphant Messe Solennelle for choir and two organs. The sound of both organs, together with the GPC Chamber singers, will shake the foundations of St. John’s Church! Also on the program is music by Paul Hindemith and French masters Gabriel Fauré, Claude Debussy and others.

Grand Philharmonic Chamber Singers
Jan Overduin and Marlin Nagtegaal, Organs
Mark Vuorinen, conductor

Sunday, March 8, 2015; 3:00 p.m.
Anglican Church of St. John the Evangelist
23 Water Street N, Kitchener

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J.S. Bach’s St. Matthew Passion

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A Beloved Good Friday Tradition

Rufus Müller, Evangelist
Tyler Duncan, Christus
Agnes Zsigovics, soprano
Laura Pudwell, mezzo-soprano
Isaiah Bell, tenor
Justin Welsh, bass
Grand Philharmonic Choir
Kitchener-Waterloo Symphony
Mark Vuorinen, conductor

Friday, April 3, 2015; 7:30 p.m.
Centre in the Square,
101 Queen Street North, Kitchener

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Our Good Friday performances have become a cherished tradition. Reflect on this solemn day with some of the greatest music ever written. Internationally acclaimed Rufus Müller takes on the demanding role of the Evangelist.

 

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Meet composer John Estacio at our Feb 21st concert!

Have you ever wondered what it’s like to be a composer? Ticket holders are invited to join at 6:45 p.m. for a pre-concert talk with John Estacio, composer of “The Houses Stand Not Far Apart,”  in the Atrium lobby at Centre in the Square.

Composer John Estacio talks about the creative process in this video created by the Edmonton Symphony Orchestra to promote their 2010 concert.

Come to our February 21 concert and talk to John Estacio, composer of the deeply moving work for choir and orchestra, “The Houses Stand Not Far Apart.”

John will chat with audience members and answer questions at 6:45 p.m. in the atrium lobby of Centre in the Square. Then, experience the performance by the Grand Philharmonic Choir, Kitchener-Waterloo Symphony, and soloists.

This concert showcases three choral works that call for peace. Also in the program is Haydn’s “Lord Nelson Mass,” written as Napoleon prepared to conquer Europe, as well as Latvian composer Peteris Vasks’ “Dona Nobis Pacem.”

Tickets are $20 to $75; $14 for college and university students; $5 for high school students.  Call 519-578-1570 or visit www.centreinthesquare.com.

 

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Grant Us Peace

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Bethany Horst, soprano
Jennifer Enns Modolo, mezzo-soprano
Marcel d’Entremont, tenor
Benjamin Covey, baritone
Grand Philharmonic Choir
Kitchener-Waterloo Symphony
Mark Vuorinen, conductor

Saturday, February 21, 2015; 7:30 p.m.
Centre in the Square,
101 Queen Street North, Kitchener

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Here are three eloquent pleas for peace. Each is written in a different style and time, but all carry the same compelling message.

Joseph Haydn: Lord Nelson Mass

John Estacio: The Houses Stand Not Far Apart

Peteris Vasks: Dona Nobis Pacem

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Have yourself a Merry Little Christmas

Have yourself a Merry Little Christmas with the Grand Philharmonic Youth and Children Choirs!

Grand Philharmonic Children’s Choir
Andrea deBoer-Jones, conductor

Grand Philharmonic Youth Choir
Amanda Brunk, conductor

Rebecca Booker, accompanist

Saturday, December 13, 2014; 4:00 p.m.
Knox Presbyterian Church
50 Erb St. W., Waterloo

Admission $10, Tickets at the door

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Handel’s Messiah

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Jennifer Taverner, soprano
Kimberly Barber, mezzo-soprano
Cory Knight, tenor
Daniel Lichti, bass-baritone
Grand Philharmonic Choir
Kitchener-Waterloo Symphony
Mark Vuorinen, conductor

Saturday, December 6, 2014; 7:30 pm
Centre in the Square,
101 Queen Street North, Kitchener

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Handel’s Messiah is a banquet for the soul. Every chorus and aria shines, in this exquisite and beloved setting of the Christmas story.

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The Mysterious A-La-Mi-Re

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This concert offers music as both a visual and an aural delight. Our selections are from the extensive collection of the 16th century copyist Pierre Alamire.

Revel in glorious music from Josquin des Prez, Johannes Ockeghem, Pierre de la Rue and Adrian Willaert. At the same time, beautifully illuminated copies of music from Alamire’s collection will be projected during the concert.

Alamire was a fascinating character – a diplomat, spy, mining engineer, merchant and one of Europe’s most important music manuscript copyists. He used a pseudonym derived from the sol-fa syllables of singing.

Grand Philharmonic Chamber Singers
Mark Vuorinen, conductor

Saturday, November 22, 2014; 7:30 p.m.
Anglican Church of St. John the Evangelist
23 Water Street N, Kitchener

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