Tuesday, March 5, 2024

THE SCOOP | The Elora Pageant Declares Line-Up For The forty fourth Yr In 2023


Artistic Director Mark Vuorinen conducts (Photo: Wayne Simpson); Artistic Director Mark Vuorinen, The Elora Singers, The Elora Chamber Orchestra (Photo: Wayne Simpson); Bach's Mass in B minor on opening night 2022 in the Gambrel Barn (Photo: Wayne Simpson)
Creative Director Mark Vuorinen conducts (Photograph: Wayne Simpson); Creative Director Mark Vuorinen, The Elora Singers, The Elora Chamber Orchestra (Photograph: Wayne Simpson); Bach’s Mass in B minor on opening night time 2022 within the Gambrel Barn (Photograph: Wayne Simpson)

The Elora Pageant has introduced the lineup for his or her forty fourth season, which is able to happen from July 7 to 16, 2023. Led by Creative Director Mark Vuorinen, the Pageant will current classical music concert events over two weekends within the historic group north of Toronto.

Vuorinen commented in a press release, “Stunning music abounds on the Elora Pageant with performances from visitor artists Constantinople, Artwork of Time Ensemble, Cantus, the Canadian Chamber Choir and extra. And on the centre of the competition is the house city band, The Elora Singers. We sit up for welcoming you to greater than twenty concert events at this 12 months’s Elora Pageant.”

An Elora Festival performance, Artistic Director Mark Vuorinen conducts (Photo: Wayne Simpson)
An Elora Pageant efficiency, Creative Director Mark Vuorinen conducts (Photograph: Wayne Simpson)

Pageant Highlights

Spirit and Soul

The Pageant opens with the music of J.S. Bach and Johannes Brahms, together with the motets Der Geist hillft unser Schwachheit auf (BMV 226) and Singet dem Herrn ein neues Lied (BMV 225), and Brahm’s Ein deutsches Requiem in a chamber association by Joachim Linkelmann.

Ensemble-in-Residence, The Elora Singers

The Pageant’s signature ensemble performs six extra concert events, together with:

  • Frank Martin’s Mass for Double Choir ;
  • A candle-lit Twilight program of music;
  • A tribute to the late Canadian composer John Beckwith, curated and hosted by his son, Larry Beckwith.

The Elora Singers may also carry out with visitor ensembles Constantinople (Within the Footsteps of Rumi) and Artwork of Time Ensemble (Songbook with Sarah Slean).

Visiting choral ensembles

  • Cantus, the American a cappella ensemble, returns to Elora for a recital;
  • The Canadian Chamber Choir will carry out with composer/collaborator Sheryll Sewepagaham.

Chamber Music

Two instrumental chamber ensembles will probably be performing through the second weekend of the Pageant:

  • The New Zealand String Quartet;
  • The Gryphon Trio.

Household Programming

  • Prokofiev’s Peter and the Wolf, with the Kitchener-Waterloo Woodwind Quintet, narrated by Pageant Creative Director, Mark Vuorinen.

FREE Programming

  • The Music within the Village collection takes over the Village Inexperienced Area beginning June 30;
  • Music within the Woods, an early morning hike alongside to performances by the Elora Singers, takes place July 14.

Board Chair Julie Wilson feedback, “We’re so grateful to our sponsors, donors and authorities funders for his or her important help to carry nice music and musicians from all over the world to the village. We’re trying ahead to connecting with our loyal patrons once more this summer time, as we additionally welcome new viewers members to the Elora Pageant.  Be a part of us — your seats are ready!”

Tickets and the complete schedule for the 2023 Elora Pageant out there [HERE].

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