a.m., Feb. 22)
Toronto chamber ensemble coming to Orléans
By Fred Sherwin
Toronto Consort will be performing their unique repretoire of English Renaissance
and baroque music next Friday night at the Orleans United Church. File photo
music fans are in for a real treat next week when The Toronto Consort ensemble
comes to the east end as part of this years Concerts Cumberland music
series. The concert has been moved up to next Friday from its original March
9 date due to circumstances beyond the organizers' control.
The Toronto Consort
is one of Canadas leading chamber ensembles specializing in the music
of the Middle Ages, Renaissance, and early Baroque periods.
The group has
eight members including both singers and instrumentalists. Among the instruments
the ensemble utilizes are a lute, recorder, guitar, flute, early keyboards
will feature songs written during the English Renaissance which took place
during the latter half of the 16th century.
The first half
of the concert entitled Shakespeares Songbook, includes
songs that either appear in, are quoted in, or alluded to in Shakespeare's
plays and which Shakespeares audiences would have actually heard.
The second half
of the performance is entitled Ballads, Catches and Fancies.
Tickets for the
concert are $22 for adults, $18 for seniors and $10 for students. The concert
is scheduled to get under way at 8 p.m. and should last about 90 minutes
with a brief intermission.
A short reception
will follow the performance during which members of the audience will have
the chance to meet some of the performers. Orleans United Church is located
at 1111 Orleans Blvd., just north of Hwy. 174.
was made possible thanks to the generous support of our local
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