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Tuesday, January 2, 2018 12:30 pm - 12:30 pm EST (GMT -05:00)

Noon Hour Concert: Hamilton & Durand - Pub & Parlour

Founded by tenor Bud Roach in 2008, Capella Intima has carved out a niche for itself in the Toronto early music scene by presenting the vocal chamber music of the 17th century in exciting concerts of rarely-heard gems. With motets and cantatas for up to four voices interspersed with readings from composers, performers and critics of the period, audiences are given context to music that has only come to light in recent years, thanks to the renewed interest in historically informed performance. 

Wednesday, January 17, 2018 12:30 pm - 12:30 pm EST (GMT -05:00)

Noon Hour Concert: Hamilton & Durand - Pub & Parlour

Capella Intima will present a  programme of late 18th and early 19th-century glees and catches that would have been popular during the early days of the city of Hamilton.  A little Kitchener-Waterloo history will be incorporated as well!  Selections by Parry, Stanford, Billings, Cooke, and Sullivan will be included, with readings and recollections from the period of the founding of the City of Hamilton. This programme has been made possible by the generous support of the City of Hamilton Canada 150 Fund.

Wednesday, January 24, 2018 12:30 pm - 12:30 pm EST (GMT -05:00)

Noon Hour Concert: Schubert Trout Quintet

In 1817, the 20 year old Franz Schubert wrote a song for voice and piano about a fish. Two years later, he created a set of variations from this delightful theme which became the 4th movement of his immortal quintet nicknamed “The Trout”.

Bruce Skelton, violin
David Wadley, viola
Ben Bolt-Martin, cello
George Greer, double bass
Joanne Bender, piano

trout drawing

Saturday, January 27, 2018 7:00 pm - 7:00 pm EST (GMT -05:00)

orchestra@uwaterloo Aria & Concerto Finalist Contest

Every two years, orchestra@uwaterloo holds a Concerto and Aria Competition that is open to University of Waterloo students and recent graduates, and is judged by a panel of professional musicians. Winners perform as soloists with the orchestra in a public concert.  On Saturday, January 27th the actual competition takes place.  The evening competition is open to the public.  Three to four finalists will perform in front of a jury to win the honour of playing a solo with the orchestra@uwaterloo.  Contestants include pianists, strings, and woodwind performers, as well as voice students.

Wednesday, February 14, 2018 12:30 pm - 12:30 pm EST (GMT -05:00)

Noon Hour Concert: Heart's Ease

The Cardinal Consort of Viols will be performing 'Heart's Ease', a programme full of some of their favourite pieces. The programme will feature some of the most beautiful music ever written including works by Jenkins, Byrd and Farina.

Sheila Smyth, treble violCardinal Consort of Viols
Linda Deshman, tenor viol
Sara Blake, bass viol
Valerie Sylvester, bass viol

Monday, February 26, 2018 7:00 pm - 7:00 pm EST (GMT -05:00)


A seminar and singers' workshop for choirs, conductors, and fans of choral music led by celebrated Latvian composer Ēriks Ešenvalds. Hear Ēriks speak about his life and process as a composer, then actively participate with the host choirs as Ēriks leads attendees through singing 1-2 of his works. Fee includes scores*.

This workshop is presented in partnership with conductor Mark Vuorinen, Conrad Grebel University Choirs, and the Grand Philharmonic Choir. 

Wednesday, February 28, 2018 12:30 pm - 12:30 pm EST (GMT -05:00)

Noon Hour Concert: Sunabacka & Louis Riel's Dream

The featured composition for this noon hour concert is a 25-minute piece titled Mama’s Painting: Louis Riel’s Dream by Dr Karen Sunabacka. The piece is inspired by an unfinished collection of paintings by her Métis grandmother Lenore Clouston titled “Louis Riel’s Dream.” The five paintings were to highlight the history of Western Canada through the stories of the indigenous peoples, illustrating the clashes of cultures and politics in Canada and pointing to a future where people of all races could live in harmony.

Wednesday, March 7, 2018 12:30 am - 12:30 am EST (GMT -05:00)

Noon Hour Concert: The Ice is Cracking Under My Feet

EVA is a trio featuring cellist Vesa Norilo, kantele player, Anna-Karin Korhonen and soprano Essi Wuorela (Rajaton), all hailing from Helsinki, Finland. Their repertoire consists of traditional Finnish folk music as well as original music composed by members of EVA. Each member of the group brings a wealth of musical experience, having studied a wide range of styles from classical to jazz and folk.

Wednesday, March 14, 2018 12:30 pm - 12:30 pm EDT (GMT -04:00)

Noon Hour Concert: Love Lies Sleeping

A quartet of local musicians will perform Haydn's Op 20, No 5. This concert features Adam Diderrich & Marcus Scholtes on the violin, Ethan Filner on the viola, and Rebecca Morton on the cello.  Special guest Barbara Hankins will round out the group with the clarinet.