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Canadian Renaissance Music Summer School: “Musica Transalpina”

May 25 @ 8:00 pm -- 10:00 pm


May 25
8:00 pm -- 10:00 pm
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The Musicians: Originally from Canada director Greg Skidmore, internationally-acclaimed baritone and choral workshop leader https://www.gregskidmore.co.uk , and, the 2019 Canadian Renaissance Music Summer School Choir.

Description: a performance which marks the final concert in the unique 2019 London-based “Canadian Renaissance Music Summer School (CRMSS) “. In its second year, this school is the only Renaissance choral music workshop of its kind in Canada on par with the excellence of similar workshops held in the USA, UK and Europe. The “Music Transalpina” concert explores the historical connection between English Sacred Polyphony and Italian secular madrigals (of the 16th century). The ambition of this year’s curriculum is to explore English music from the Eton Choirbook through the works of Byrd and Tomkins alongside Italian madrigals from throughout the period. Students will have learned from internationally-acknowledged specialist tutors from the worlds of performance and academia.

Where: St Peter’s Cathedral Basilica
196 Dufferin Avenue, London ON

Tickets: There will be no tickets and seat reservations, but a collection at the end of the concert will be shared between The Canadian Renaissance Music Summer School and St Peter’s Cathedral Basilica.

For Detailed Info about the school, workshop leaders and each performance please visit www.crmss.org, email info@crmss.org or call

*As well, the public is welcome to attend the following performances, free of charge:

Thursday, May 23rd 2019 at 5:30pm ~ Choral Evensong at All Saints Church, Hamilton Road
Friday, May 24th 2019 at 5:30pm ~ Choral Vespers at St. Thomas Aquinas Chapel, St Peter’s Seminary
Sunday, May 26th 2019 at 10:00am ~ Eucharist at St Paul’s Cathedral.
Daily evening services: Throughout the week, at the end of each day, the choir will sing Vespers, Compline, or Evensong. While these services will be open to the public, they will mainly serve as a way for this choir to come together as a course and to experience the daily rhythm of liturgical music-making which formed the wider context for most of the music which they are studying.