Fugues & Fanfares

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Date(s) - Saturday, May 10, 2014
8:00 pm - 10:00 pm

St. Jude's Anglican Church



SATURDAY, MAY 10, 2014
8:00 P.M.

The glorious sound of music for organ, brass and percussion from the Renaissance to the present day, including works by Giovanni Gabrieli, J.S. Bach, Kurt Weill, and Stephen Sondheim.

Put together an outstanding young organist, ten of Canada’s A-list brass players and a conductor whose experience ranges from rock to baroque, and you have a recipe for musical fireworks.

Organist Simon Walker, Director of Music at St. Jude’s, was trained in the British cathedral tradition. An organ scholar at Durham Cathedral, he took his music degree at Edinburgh University, then served at Chester Cathedral, before moving to Canada. He plays the newly-installed Phoenix Digital organ at St. Jude’s, which puts state-of-the-art organ technology at his fingertips. He is becoming well known as a recitalist and participated in the 2013 Elora Festival.

The players of the Cecilia Brass Consort have racked up hundreds of years of musical experience in many of Canada’s leading orchestras, including the Toronto, Hamilton, Kitchener-Waterloo and Winnipeg Symphony Orchestras, the Canadian Opera Company and National Ballet Orchestras, hit Broadway shows such as The Phantom of the Opera and literally hundreds of recordings. Several players are also distinguished music educators.

Conductor Doug Field’s experience as a CBC music producer, player and conductor has ranged through jazz, folk, rock, orchestral and chamber music in additional to radio drama and documentary programs. The list of artists with whom he has collaborated includes Raffi Armenian, Don Messer, Moe Koffman, Anne Murray, Lee Konitz, Oscar Peterson, Phil Nimmons, The Oakridge Boys, Jon Vickers and Mitch Miller – an eclectic group!

Fugues & Fanfares represents the distillation of the musical experience of a uniquely talented group of Canadian performers, and the result will be explosive.

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