2019|2020 Season

Copy of Avanti.SeasonPostcard.2019-2020 FB Cover

INNER FIRESaturday, November 9, 2019 – 7:30 PM
St. Thomas’ Anglican Church, 99 Ontario St., St. Catharines
Cello and choir come together to ignite the fires of passion in Bach’s exuberant motet Lobet Den Herrn and Jocelyn Morlock’s stirring new Canadian classic, Exaudi. Also featured is Jake Runestad’s recently premiered A Silence Haunts Me, a musical adaptation of Beethoven’s letter lamenting the tragedy of his impending hearing loss.

LOOK NORTH Saturday, February 22, 2020 – 7:30 PM
St. Thomas’ Anglican Church, 99 Ontario St., St. Catharines
We explore the Canadian, Scandinavian and Baltic northlands through the eyes of composers Uģis Prauliņš, Vytautas Miškinis, Urmas Sisask, Jaakko Mäntyjärvi, Ola Gjeilo, Kathleen Allan, Nicholas Kelly, Trent Worthington, Jocelyn Hagen, and others. The misty tundras and northern night skies will come to life in this colourful, wintry program.

VOICES RAISED 2.0Saturday, April 25, 2020 – 7:30 PM
St. Thomas’ Anglican Church, 99 Ontario St., St. Catharines
This season’s rendition of Voices Raised pushes into the complexities of human life in a digital age. Paired with Cecilia McDowall’s A Time for All Seasons-Before Words Fail is Jason Noble’s Furiouser and Spuriouser, a unique commentary on our relationship to new media. Voices of reflection and refuge follow in the music of Eric Whitacre, Sarah Quartel, Shawn Kirchner and Frank Ticheli.