2014-15 Season

Mark Vuorinen conductingJust released! Our 2014-15 Season Brochure is now available.

The exciting season includes Orff’s Carmina Burana (Oct. 24-25), Handel’s Messiah (Dec. 6), and Bach’s St. Matthew Passion (April 3), plus an additional concert Grant Us Peace (Feb. 21) and two by the GPC Chamber Singers (Nov. 22, March 8).  You can also browse the season online.

To order your subscription, please call us at 519-578-6885 and you will be personally assisted. Leave a message if we are not in, and we will return your call.

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Carmina Burana Sing-In!

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Love to sing? As part of the nation-wide Culture Days Celebration, the Grand Philharmonic Choir invites you to join an open rehearsal for our upcoming Carmina Burana concerts. All Ages! No experience needed! Just bring yourself and enjoy singing with the choir. Scores will be provided.

Please join us on Saturday September 27, 2014 from 9:30 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. at the Kitchener City Hall Rotunda.

Carmina Burana concert dates: Friday Oct 24 7:30 p.m. and Saturday Oct 24 7:30 p.m. 

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Carl Orff’s Carmina Burana

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Join us for a night of extraordinary music!

Sarah Halmarson, soprano
Chris Mayell, tenor
Philip Kalmanovitch, bass
TorQ Percussion Quartet
Rebecca Booker and Daniel Durksen, pianos
Grand Philharmonic Children’s Choir
Grand Philharmonic Youth Choir
Grand Philharmonic Choir
Mark Vuorinen, conductor

Friday, October 24, 2014; 7:30 p.m.
Saturday, October 25, 2014: 7:30 p.m.
St. Peters Lutheran Church,
49 Queen Street North, Kitchener

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We’re starting our season with a bang! Join our 180 adult, youth and children’s choir members, plus the white-hot TORQ Percussion Quartet (described as “astonishing” by the Ottawa Citizen) for a great evening that will raise the roof!

You’ve heard parts of this hugely popular work in movies and TV shows such as Glee, The Simpsons, Survivor, and  Excalibur. Now, listen to the whole thing!

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TorQ Percussion Quartet

“TorQ was outstanding. No. Make that astonishing.” — Ottawa Citizen

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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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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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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, bass-baritone
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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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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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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