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August 2017
28
August
5:30 pm — 8:30 pm
@ Conrad Grebel University
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Late Summer Auditions for Adult choir

To audition for the adult choir, you must be able to read music and be willing to commit to a schedule of Monday night rehearsals plus 15 to 20 performances/events a year. It’s a big time commitment, but can be very satisfying. Late summer auditions for the 2017-2018 season are scheduled for August 28, 29 and by appointment. Sign up here for an audition time.

29
August
5:30 pm — 8:30 pm
@ Conrad Grebel University
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Late Summer Auditions for Adult choir

To audition for the adult choir, you must be able to read music and be willing to commit to a schedule of Monday night rehearsals plus 15 to 20 performances/events a year. It’s a big time commitment, but can be very satisfying. Late summer auditions for the 2017-2018 season are scheduled for August 28, 29 and by appointment. Sign up here for an audition time.

October 2017
21
October
7:30 pm — 10:30 pm
@ Centre in the Square
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Big Choruses: From Brahms to Broadway

The best-loved choruses from opera, oratorio and musical theatre await you! Seletions from Mozart’s Magic Flute, Bramhs’ Requiem, Bernstein’s Candide, and much more. Storyteller extraordinaire Tom Allen will be our guide during the evening. A wonderful night for the family! Big Choruses: From Brahms to Broadway Grand Philharmonic Choir Saturday October 21 2017, 7:30 pm Centre in the Square, Kitchener

November 2017
25
November
7:30 pm — 10:30 pm
@ St. John the Evangelist Anglican Church
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Winter Hymn

Enchanting music for early winter and Christmas, including Britten’s lovely Ceremony of Carols, the transcendent sonorities of Pärt’s Bogoroditse Djevo, and excerpts from Sieben Magnificat Antiphonen. You will hear wineglasses used as instruments in Ēriks Ešenvalds’ ethereal Stars, experience snowscape as sound in R. Murray Schafer’s Snowforms, and much more. Winter Hymn Grand Philharmonic Chamber Singers Julia Seager-Scott, Harp November 25, 2017, 7:30 pm Anglican Church of St. John the Evangelist, Kitchener

December 2017
09
December
7:30 pm — 10:30 pm
@ Centre in the Square
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Messiah

It’s impossible to think of Christmas without Messiah, and this year we have an extra gift for you! Along with the timeless beauty of Handel’s music, we will project breathtaking, hand-crafted images from the Saint John Bible, through a partnership with St. Jerome’s University, Conrad Grebel University College, and University of Waterloo Critical Media Lab. Messiah Grand Philharmonic Choir Jacqueline Woodley, Soprano Marjorie Maltais, Mezzo-Soprano Andrew Haji, Tenor Russel Braun, Baritone Kitchener-Waterloo Symphony December 9, 2017, 7:30 pm Centre in…

February 2018
10
February
7:30 pm — 10:30 pm
@ St. Peter’s Lutheran Church
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Gloria

“My youngest child, old-fashioned and sweet,” Bernstein wrote of his Chichester Psalms, which are often described as a magical combination of Biblical Hebrew verse and Christian choral tradition. At this concert, we will also perform the winning work from the GPC composition competition, which launches this season. Gloria Grand Philharmonic Choir Natasha Campbell, soprano Bernstein – Chichester Psalms Poulenc – Gloria Corlis – Psalm 150 February 10, 2018, 7:30 pm St Peter’s Lutheran Church, Kitchener

March 2018
30
March
7:30 pm — 10:30 pm
@ Centre in the Square
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St. John Passion

We return to our beloved tradition of a Bach masterwork on Good Friday. St. John Passion is dramatic, tragic and yet indescribably beautiful. The eloquent Canadian tenor, Lawrence Wiliford, takes the role of the Evangelist, in which he has been described as portraying a “brilliant mix of tenderness and dramatic ferocity” (Cleveland Plain Dealer) St. John Passion Grand Philharmonic Choir Lawrence Wiliford, Evangelist Jesse Blumberg, Christus Kitchener-Waterloo Symphony March 30, 2018, 7:30 pm Centre in the Square, Kitchener

April 2018
21
April
7:30 pm — 10:30 pm
@ St. John the Evangelist Anglican Church
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Earth Sea Sky

“Earth teach me suffering as old stones suffer with memory. Earth teach me freedom as the eagle which soars in the sky.” These words, from a prayer of the indigenous Ute Nation prayer, are the text of Rupert Lang’s Earth Teach Me. It’s just one of several sublime compositions that we offer for an evocative meditation to mark Earth Day weekend. Earth Sea Sky Grand Philharmonic Chamber Singers Enns: Ten Thousand Rivers of Oil Raminsh: In the trail of the…

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