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NEXT CONCERT DECEMBER 16
8:00 PM AT THE KNOX PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH, 345 DURHAM ST.
Orchestra Grey Bruce and the Saugeen County Chorus are proud to present Handel’s MESSIAH Saturday December 16, 8:00pm at the Knox Presbyterian Church, 345 Durham St., Kincardine.
This year will mark their 19th Anniversary presentation of this majestic holiday classic, which has become a seasonal favourite in the area.
The Chorus and Orchestra are excited to welcome back Soprano Dallas Chorley and to introduce Alto Nicole Percifield, who will be joining local favourites Tenor John De Jager and Bass John Low for this year’s Messiah magic.
Dallas Chorley, soprano, is a graduate of McGill University in vocal performance, and is currently studying Arts Administration and Cultural Management at Humber College. Recent opera credits include Echo in Ariadne auf Naxos (SOLT), chorus in Suor Angelica (ArtBel) and Yum Yum in The Mikado (The McGill Savoy Society). Dallas is currently singing in the Nathaniel Dett Chorale, and is a soloist at All Saints on the Kingsway in Etobicoke.
Nicole Percifield, mezzo soprano, was recently featured at the Beethoven Festival in Warsaw, Poland, singing the role of Cathleen, Riders to the Sea; and Hostess, At the Boar’s Head. The International Classical Music Awards nominated the recording for Best Opera Album.
Nicole has worked with Opera Theatre of St. Louis, Santa Fe Opera, Central City Opera, Minnesota Opera and the Banff Centre, and is a recent graduate of Yale Opera.
She was a finalist at the 2013 Metropolitan Opera Connecticut Districts, advancing to the New England Regionals. A native of Calgary, Alberta, she has recently relocated to Toronto.
John De Jager, tenor
A former member of the Stratford Boys Choir, John began taking voice lessons (and still does to this day) from Mr. Earl Clark of Stratford.
He sang for many years in the A Cappella Chamber Choir, under the leadership of Jeanette Steeves.
John Low, bass
A well-known vocalist, John is a singer and accompanist with the Kincardine Community Singers and performs with the Bluewater Theatre Guild.
Guest conductor this year is Robert Tite, Music director at Great Lake Winds, Principal Clarinet at Georgian Bay Symphony , music teacher and Centre Representative at RCM Examinations.
Nicole Reid, soprano, has had to cancel as soloist for this concert due to illness.
Orchestra Grey Bruce is made up of musicians from Bruce, Grey and Huron counties plus soloists from across Ontario and Quebec.
The Saugeen County Chorus is a collection of talented musicians from the area who sing with several diverse choirs.
The 42 choristers are mostly from the Kincardine area, but with some singers coming from Southampton, Port Elgin, Paisley, Clifford, Inverhuron, Lucknow and Goderich.
Many of the chorus members sing with other choirs in the area including: A Capella and Chantry Singers, from Port Elgin; The Paisley Concert Choir, from Paisley; and The Kincardine Community Singers and Celebration Singers from Kincardine.
Tickets $20 Age 16 and younger free.
Tickets are available from J’Adorn and The Scottish Shop in Kincardine, Ralph’s Hiway Shopette in Port Elgin, online at TicketScene, from chorus and orchestra members, or at the door. More details here
A FUNDRAISING EVENT FOR THE KINCARDINE SUMMER MUSIC FESTIVAL.
AN UPLIFTING CONCERT THAT HAS BECOME A SEASONAL TRADITION IN OUR AREA.
JOIN US FOR A WONDERFUL EVENING!
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