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October 2018
20
October
7:30 pm
@ Centre in the Square
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Mozart Requiem

Mozart died while writing his own Requiem. Perhaps that is why we still find this music – by turn terrifying, heartbreaking and serene, so compelling. Also at this concert, you’ll experience powerful photographs Edward Burtynsky on the big screen while hearing soaring works by Tulev and Gjeilo. Mozart Requiem Gjeilo: Song of the Universal; Luminous Light of the Soul Tulev: Psalm 23 Ellen McAteer – Soprano Christina Stemacovich – Mezzo-Soprano Jean-Philippe Lazure – Tenor Clarence Frazer – Baritone Kitchener Waterloo…

November 2018
17
November
7:30 pm
@ University of Waterloo Humanities Theatre
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Considering Matthew Shepard – Saturday Evening

In October 1998, university student Matthew Shepard was targeted for his sexuality. He was kidnapped, severely beaten, tied to a fence and left to die in a lonely field. Twenty years after that terrible event, we perform Craig Hella Johnson’s bold and transcendent work, which incorporates a variety of musical styles and texts, including passages from Matthew’s personal journal. This is the first time this work will be performed in Canada. Considering Matthew Shepard Grand Philharmonic Chamber Singers University of…

18
November
3:00 pm
@ University of Waterloo Humanities Theatre
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Considering Matthew Shepard – Sunday Afternoon

In October 1998, university student Matthew Shepard was targeted for his sexuality. He was kidnapped, severely beaten, tied to a fence and left to die in a lonely field. Twenty years after that terrible event, we perform Craig Hella Johnson’s bold and transcendent work, which incorporates a variety of musical styles and texts, including passages from Matthew’s personal journal. This is the first time this work will be performed in Canada. Considering Matthew Shepard Grand Philharmonic Chamber Singers University of…

December 2018
08
December
7:30 pm
@ Centre in the Square
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Messiah

Whether this is your very first Messiah, or whether you have heard it countless times, this is a very special experience. Every year, it is fresh and full of wonder, yet timeless and traditional. Just like the Christmas season itself. Messiah Meredith Hall – Soprano Andrea Hill – Mezzo-Soprano Charles Sy – Tenor Phillip Addis – Bass Kitchener Waterloo Symphony Grand Philharmonic Choir Mark Vuorinen – Conductor Saturday December 8th, 7:30pm Centre in the Square – Kitchener

March 2019
02
March
7:30 pm
@ St. Peter’s Lutheran Church
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Beauty Within

An evening of gorgeous music, written from the heart! Immerse yourself in Brahms’ Nänie, Schicksalslied in new chamber instrumentation, and his timeless Liebeslieder Waltzes. Also, Eric Whitacre’s Five Hebrew Love Songs, written for his wife; a beautiful setting of James Joyce’s poem The Lover’s Chant, by brilliant young Canadian composer Matthew Emery; and much more. Beauty Within James Mason – Oboe Julie Baumgartel – Violin Margaret Jordan-Gay – Cello Peter Shackelton – Clarinet Annika Borrman – Piano Grand Philharmonic Choir…

23
March
7:30 pm
@ St. John the Evangelist Anglican Church
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Tudor Splendour

English Renaissance choral music is a garden in full bloom! Experience the glorious polyphony of Tallis, Byrd and Sheppard. Then, compare with devotional contemporary works, including Emily Walker’s exquisitely crafted, serene Ubi Caritas. At this concert, we will also present the world premiere of the winning work in our 2019 GPC Choral Works Competition. Tudor Splendour Sheppard: Media Vita Tallis: Te lucis ante terminum Byrd: Mass in 4 Voices – selected movements Allen: In paradisum Vivier: Erbarme Dich Walker: Ubi…

April 2019
19
April
7:30 pm
@ Centre in the Square
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Bach St. Matthew Passion

Join our Good Friday tradition of a master work by J.S. Bach. His St. Matthew Passion invites the listener to reflect on the perspectives of the different players in this beautiful and redemptive account. Bach St. Matthew Passion Isaiah Bell – Evangelist Daniel Okulitch – Christus Estelí Gomez – Soprano Allyson McHardy – Mezzo-Soprano Asitha Tennekoon – Tenor Daniel Lichti – Baritone Kitchener Waterloo Symphony Grand Philharmonic Children’s Choir and Youth Choir Grand Philharmonic Choir Mark Vuorinen – Conductor Good…

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