Noon Hour Concert: Women in Song -postponed till November 15

Wednesday, November 15, 2023 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm EST (GMT -05:00)

Rebecca McKay

Rebecca McKay

Rebecca McKay, Soprano, holds Bachelor of Music (BMus) in Voice and Music Education, Master of Arts (MA) in Community Music from Wilfrid Laurier University. She is an accomplished singer, educator, and community musician, performing and presenting internationally. Rebecca has performed as a soloist with The Elora Singers, Toronto Mendelssohn Choir, Spiritus Ensemble, and Nota Bene. She has been featured in numerous recital series, and concert events including St John's Music Series in Elora, and at Conrad Grebel's Noon Hour Recital Series. While her performance work is primarily in the classical genre, Rebecca considers herself a cross-over artist, singing in a variety of styles from pop to musical theatre, to jazz. She has been lauded for her art song interpretation and warm, lush soprano voice. Future engagements include a performance as the Soprano Soloist for Spiritus's Messiah this winter. 

Women in Song

 This free Noon Hour concert features music composed and performed by women, focusing primarily on the romantic era, but verging into contemporary and living composers.  These lovely pieces will be sung in German, French, and English by soprano Rebecca McKay, and accompanied on the piano by Jodie Vander Heide. 



Die Stille Stadt
In meines Vaters Garten
Laue Sommernacht
5 Lieder

Alma Mahler

Je Demande à l’oiseau
     Op. 51 no. 4

Ich Sagte Nicht
     Op. 51 no. 1

Wir Drei
     Op. 51 no. 2

Amy Beach

The White Rose

Jean Coultard

Fire Flowers
Songs of Trees

Katerina Gimon
B. 1993


Er ist gekommen
     Op. 12 no. 1

Liebst du um Schönheit
     Op. 12 no. 2

Clara Schumann (Wieck)

L’heure exquise

En sourdine

“Dansons la gigue”

égine Wieniawski)

Jodie vander Heide

Jodie Vander Heide

Jodie vander Heide, pianist, holds a Bachelor of Music (BMus) in Piano and Theory at Laurier. She is a collaborative pianist, composer / arranger, trans voice educator, and community musician.

Jodie has performed with various choirs in the region, and is a pianist and cantor at Temple Shalom in Waterloo.  Her performance and composition work includes classical, musical, film / soundtrack, liturgical, and klezmer genres, and she is also active in piano and vocal pedagogy.