Wednesday, 27 November 2013
Saturday, 23 November 2013
Tuesday, 19 November 2013
Wednesday, 13 November 2013
Saturday, 25 May 2013
Tuesday, 7 May 2013
Thanks to Rezonance Baroque Ensemble who played a beautiful concert on May 5 at Rosedale on a beautiful Sunday afternoon . They finished their wonderful program of French baroque music with a cover of Cole Porter's 'I love Paris'. Featuring Soprano Britney Rae.
Tuesday, 30 April 2013
Monday, 22 April 2013
Rosedale Presbyterian is proud to host an organ recital featuring Jean-Willy Kunz, a French organist based in Montreal. Mr. Kunz has recently been appointed to the prestigious position of Resident Organist of the Montreal Symphony, where he will oversee the installation of the new 'Pierre Beique' Casavant organ in the orchestra's new Hall.
The concert will feature important organ works by Bach, Bruhns, Muffat, Mendelssohn, and Schumann. Mr. Kunz will also delight us with an improvisation on submitted themes in the French romantic tradition.
The event is at 3pm on Sunday April 28. Rosedale Presbyterian is located at 129 Mount Pleasant Road, two blocks north of Bloor Street by Sherbourne Station. Admission is $20.
Come hear a rising star of the organ world!
Thursday, 18 April 2013
On the evening of June 1 at 7:30, you will have the chance to hear some of your favourite Toronto singers and discover the vocal artists of tomorrow in a sampler concert of their 2013-14 season. Enjoy selections from Franz Schubert to Noël Coward, from John Dowland to John Greer and a glass of wine with the artists after the concert. Tickets are only $20.
The 2013-2014 season will feature four intriguing programs inspired by the beautiful interior and acoustics of our host church, tapping the wealth of vocal repertoire for both concert hall and opera house.
All concerts at 2:30 PM at Rosedale Presbyterian Church, 129 Mt. Pleasant Road, located on Mt. Pleasant at South Drive - a ten minute walk north of Bloor Street.
Ticket sales and subscription will be available at the June 1st Launch Concert or by email: firstname.lastname@example.org or call us at 416-921-1931. Subscription tickets are $100, $80 for COC subscribers, and cash, cheques, or Visa will be accepted.
Monday, 18 March 2013
On Good Friday (March 29 at 11am), RPC choir joins forces with the choir of St. Andrew's United to perform Bach's cantata "Weinen, Klagen, Sorgen, Zagen" BWV 12, the basis of which Bach composed his Crucifixus from the mighty B-Minor Mass.
Finally, on Easter Sunday (March 31 at 10:30am), we celebrate with music from the Handel's magnificent and surprising Easter masterpiece: The Messiah. As well, come hear the fabulous Toronto Brass Quintet that morning and their musical offering this Easter!
Find out more about Easter/Spring at RPC with this online PDF booklet:
Wednesday, 13 March 2013
Monday, 11 February 2013
Friday, 8 February 2013
Saturday, 2 February 2013
Tickets available at the door. (RPC is located at 129 Mount Pleasant Road, two blocks north of Bloor, by Sherbourne station)
Tuesday, 29 January 2013
Rosedale Presbyterian is proud to present our very own Gillian Keith, internationally recognized Soprano, in recital on FEB 9 '2013, at 7:30pm.
She will be accompanied by distinguished guest pianist, Keith Weber. Music will include works by Schumann, Britten, Purcell, Copland and more!
Tickets available at the door ($20). Rosedale Presbyterian is located at 129 Mount Pleasant Avenue, two blocks north of Bloor, by Sherbourne station.
We hope to see you there!
Monday, 21 January 2013
Next were four madrigal by Gesualdo. Who knew he was such a colourful character? Apart from being an aristocrat, Gesualdo was a highly imaginative composer. This was evident in the wild turns of harmonies throughout the four madrigals. (note: History also tells us that Gesualdo had an extra-ordinary personal life, and was particularly vengeful towards a cheating spouse...) The Suite from the Monteregion Hills by Morley Calvert had a distinctive "contemporary" feel to its energetic dance-like tunes and passages. The music was fun, and some children in attendance were highly animated during movements like the 'marche'.
The second half of the program consisted of Quintet no.3 by Victor Ewald, an original member of the groupf of five Russian composers called "The Mighty Handful" (including Balakirev, Cui, Mussorgsky, and Rimsky-Korsakov). The four movement work is cast in the mold of the classical symphony, and is full of beautiful melodies (of Russian romantic flavour) that sticks with the listener long after the performance.
Special thanks to the TBQ's members for the wonderful afternoon of music! We hope to hear them again in the future !
Friday, 18 January 2013
A brass quintet is a five-piece musical ensemble composed of brass instruments. The most common instrumentation is two trumpets or cornets, one horn, one trombone or euphonium/baritone horn, and one tuba or bass trombone.
As an ensemble type, the brass quintet is very flexible, with a repertoire encompassing musical genres from madrigals to jazz and everything in between. The instrumentation for a brass quintet is very flexible. Often trumpets will double on piccolo trumpets and flugelhorns. In some pieces the horn is replaced by a trombone. In some ensembles a euphonium substitutes for the trombone part. While a tuba is considered standard, the range and style of many pieces lends themselves to being played on bass trombone. Additionally some pieces call for the use of percussion instruments, particularly tambourine, snare drum and especially timpani.
The contemporary brass quintet was started in the late 1940s by two different groups operating independently—the Chicago Brass Quintet and the New York Brass Quintet. Two members of the Chicago Brass Quintet can arguably be credited with helping plant the seed for today's success of the brass quintet medium: Arnold Jacobs, tubist of the CBQ was teacher to the two founders Daellenbach and Watts of the Canadian Brass, while Renold Schilke, trumpet player in the CBQ and master craftsman, was mentor to the entire group, successfully crafting the first-ever matched set of gold-plated quintet brass instruments. Canadian Brass has gone on to establish both the style and popularity of the quintet medium throughout the world having performed more than five thousand concerts and having sold more than 500,000 quintet music books for performers around the world, affirming the rise of the brass quintet as a worldwide phenomenon. The wealth of new music for brass quintet can be attributed to the American Brass Quintet with over 100 premieres of new quintet works.