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St. Michael's Concerts Brochure 2018

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2018-2019 Concert Donors

2017 – 2018 Season

In Paradisum
Friday, November 2 | 7:00 p.m.

Requiem – Gabriel Fauré
Choir & Orchestra
S. Bryan Priddy – Conductor

The Choirs of St. Michael’s Choir School

Maria Conkey – Junior Choir Conductor
Teri Dunn – Elementary & Tenor/Bass Choir Conductor

On this day – All Souls’ Day – Catholics commemorate the faithful departed. SMCS performs the sublime setting of the pre-Vatican II Requiem or Funeral Mass by Gabriel Fauré (1845-1924) with orchestral accompaniment. Also on the program, works by John Rutter and Arvo Pärt’s De Profundis, a setting of Psalm 130, “Out of the depths, I cry to you O Lord”.

Concert Program: In Paradisum

Advent Lessons & Carols
Tuesday, December 18 | 7:00 p.m.

Sacred Music & Readings for Advent

The Choirs of St. Michael’s Choir School

Lessons and Carols is a service of Christian worship celebrating the coming birth of Jesus at Christmas. It tells the story of the fall of humanity, the promise of the Messiah, and the birth of Jesus in short readings of scripture and in sacred song. St. Michael’s Choir School will offer seasonal choral music and lead all in favourite Advent hymns.

Concert Program: Advent Lessons & Carols

Alcee Chriss – organ
Friday, March 1 | 7:00 p.m.

Winner – 2017 Canadian International Organ Competition.

Since his success at the CIOC in Montreal in 2017, Alcee Chriss has been in great demand as a recitalist throughout North America. One of the world’s most prestigious competitions for organists, the CIOC welcomes competitors from all over the world. Chriss makes his Toronto debut with this solo recital on the Cathedral Basilica’s new 76 rank Casavant pipe organ.

Concert Program: Alcee Chriss – organ

The Lenten Journey
Saturday, April 6 | 7:30 p.m.

Motet V – Komm, Jesu, Komm (BWV 229) – J.S. Bach

The Seven Last Words of Christ – Richard Burchard

St. Michael’s Choir School Schola Cantorum
Schola Cantorum Orchestra
S. Bryan Priddy – Conductor

A program of reflective music for the Lenten journey. Bach’s venerable motet for double-choir Komm, Jesu, Komm is paired with the Canadian premiere of Richard Burchard’s The Seven Last Words of Christ for choir and string orchestra.

Concert Program: The Lenten Journey

Spring Concert
Friday, May 24 | 7:00 p.m.

The Choirs of St. Michael’s Choir School

Maria Conkey, Teri Dunn, S. Bryan Priddy – Conductors

William O’Meara – Organ

The choirs of St. Michael’s Choir School – Elementary, Junior, Senior, Tenor/Bass, and Massed – present their final concert of the school year. Favourite repertoire from the past year blends with choral gems performed during the annual Spring Tour.

Concert Program: Spring Concert

Music, She Wrote
Friday, June 7 | 7:00 p.m.

William O’Meara – Organ

Etsuko Kimura – Violin

Enchanting, contemplative and festive music of the 20th and 21st centuries by composers Violet Archer, Mélanie Bonis, Jennifer Higdon, Margaret Sandresky, Dobrinka Tabakova, Germaine Tailleferre, and featuring the Suite for Organ & Violin by Ruth Watson Henderson, composed in 2006 for the 150th anniversary of St. Basil’s Church, downtown Toronto.

Concert Program: Music, She Wrote