Kingston Chamber Choir
Kingston, Ontario, Canada
Email: info@kingstonchamberchoir.ca

Welcome to the Kingston Chamber Choir

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Gordon Sinclair The Kingston Chamber Choir, now in its 13th year, has some wonderful music in store for you through the 2016-2017 season.

Our opening concert, "Songs of Triumph" features the fabulous soprano voice of Leslie Fagan, reprising the role she did with us in the early days of KCC, the Gloria of French composer Francis Poulenc. The "Songs of Triumph" theme will continue with some songs, all from the rich French repertoire, with, at times, a somewhat quieter triumphant tone than we will hear in the Gloria.

The wonderful story of "A Child's Christmas in Wales" will capture everyone's hearts at our December 11 concert. The poem, written by Dylan Thomas, will be read by Toronto actor/raconteur Richard Partington. Richard grew up in Kingston, and was involved with St. George's as a child in George Maybee's time at the cathedral. Also on this Christmas program will be the choir from the Mulberry/Waldorf School, as well as familiar carols accompanied by Michael Capon on the cathedral organ.

"Songs of Recollection" February 26 will feature the Requiem of Maurice Duruflé, with its twin themes of loss and legacy. Those themes will continue in the remainder of the program as we explore Black History through music and story. Baritone Justin Welsh will return after his splendid Requiem of Fauré last season. Accompanying the Duruflé at the cathedral organ will be Matthew Larkin, well known locally for his prowess on the organ. Judith Brown will also be a special guest, and will bring stories of early black settlement in Kingston.

Pianist Clara Schumann was a life-long muse for Johannes Brahms, and the Liebeslieder Waltzes gives vivid expression to romantic love. Pianist Clare Gordon, our regular accompanist, once again joins Valery Lloyd Watts for the four-hands Liebeslieder accompaniment. More love songs will be featured in the April 29 evening program and we welcome, making her KCC debut, soprano Charlotte Stewart-Juby.

We are exploring ways to work in partnership with the Alzheimer's Society, and are looking forward to a December 9 event, location TBA.

Come and experience the Kingston Chamber Choir. You'll be glad you did.

Gordon Sinclair

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"Our mission is to perform at a high standard choral music drawn from a richly varied repertoire in order to move and inspire our audiences."

Generously Supported by:

kingston arts council Ballytobin Foundation

City of Kingston Community Foundation for Kingston & Area

Ontario Arts Council

 

The Kingston Chamber Choir is grateful for the support of the following:

  • CIBC Wood Gundy, Johnson, Johnston & Macrae Investment Group
  • Expressions Fashion Boutique
  • Scarthingmoor Farms
  • TD Bank Group
  • Versus Business Forms & Labels
  • The Community Foundation for Kingston & Area
  • City of Kingston Arts Fund - Kingston Arts Council
  • Ontario Arts Council
  • Galen Eye Centre
  • Ballytobin Foundation
  • Kingston VW & Audi

Donations from individuals, foundations, small businesses and corporations help to support the vision and goals of the organization. All contributions are gratefully received and tax receipts issued.

  • Any contributions over $100 will be acknowledged in KCC Programs
  • Please call 613.531.9413 for information about sponsorship levels and donating to the KCC


A message from MPP Sophie Kiwala

Sophie Kiwala Honorary Patron of the Kingston Chamber Choir Dear Friends,
As the Kingston Chamber Choir's Honorary Patron, I am thrilled at the prospect of this the twelfth season.
Music is an integral part of life the world over, and yet we know little of how it conveys emotion and meaning to the listener. Fortunately, the Kingston Chamber Choir brings us closer to understanding with each impressive performance.
Over the past 12 years, the choir and their guests have consistently enriched the lives of Kingstonians with "music to move you" - to use the words of artistic director, Gordon Sinclair.
I would like to thank the Kingston Chamber Choir for uplifting our community through their magnificent and creative repertoire and for showcasing the talents of so many through musical collaboration.
From Mozart and Handel, to Fauré and brilliant local composer, Sarah Quartel, I look forward to a season of moving performances spanning four centuries. Best wishes for the coming season!
To the Kingston Chamber Choir, thank you once again for your dedication to music and the Arts here in Kingston.

Sophie Kiwala, MPP, Kingston and the Islands