After a brilliant success with Carl Orff‘s Carmina Burana, we are thrilled to invite you to something completely different! ― an intimate evening of concert and operatic arias, love songs, and even a bit of Broadway featuring four of the superb young artists who rose to the top in the New Discoveries Auditions we held in Ottawa, Montreal, and Toronto last fall.
The distinguished jury was composed of soprano Nathalie Paulin (now on tour with the National Arts Centre Orchestra in Europe), Joel Ivany, Artistic and Stage Director of Toronto’s Against the Grain Theatre, Robert Cooper C.M. one of Canada’s most influential and decorated choral directors, and our own fantastic and much in demand Music Director Jean-Sébastien Vallée. They listened to almost 100 gifted young singers (they have to be under 33 and Canadian citizens or landed immigrants) and had a real challenge to decide who would take away the career development cash awards and professional engagements with the Choral Society in a coming season.
We ‘discovered’ them now it is your turn to hear them!
It’s a programme packed with delight — a Handelian masterpiece all about frogs! a glimpse into the magical world of Britten’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream, a heart-wrenching ‘Parto‘ from Mozart’s La clemenza di Tito, a Largo al factotum that will leave you breathless, and Papageno and Papagena’s saucy duet from Mozart’s Magic Flute.
Welcome to an Evening of Pure Enchantment
Featuring 2018 Prize Winners: Anna-Sophie Neher, soprano, and Jonah Spungin, baritone
Distinguished Mention: Nicholas Burns, countertenor
Ottawa Region Recognition Award: Tessa Fackelmann, mezzo-soprano
St. Andrew‘ s Presbyterian Church
(Wellington at Kent)