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The Edmonton Chamber Music Society Newsletter

February 2012

Daniel Taylor | Artistic Director
Daniel Taylor | Artistic Director
photo: Marie Reine Mattera

Theatre of Early Music

Daniel Taylor, Artistic Director

Monday, February 13, 2012
8 PM

Noemi Kiss Soprano
Grace Davidson  Soprano
Agnes Zsigovics  Soprano
Alexander Dobson  Countertenor
Daniel Taylor  Countertenor
Benjamin Butterfield  Tenor
Meara Conway  Soprano
Meg Bragle  Mezzo-soprano
David Clegg  Countertenor
With the Consort of the Theatre of Early Music

CONVOCATION HALL  |  U of A Campus  |  Parking map  |  Visitor parking rates

Montreal’s Theatre of Early Music returns to Edmonton to perform, in concert, Purcell’s Dido and Aeneas. A tragic opera in three acts, Dido and Aeneas tells the tale of doomed love between the widowed Queen of Carthage and Aeneas, a prince of Troy. The concert will begin with a selection of works from Handel’s oratorios Samson, Theodora, and Judas Maccabeus and motets by Thomas Tallis and Henry Purcell.

Derived from the fourth book of Virgil’s Aeneid, with a libretto by Nahum Tate, the work was written around 1685 but performed only once in Purcell’s lifetime. In the late 18th century it was
rediscovered and adapted for concert performance. It endures as a masterpiece, notable for the emotional authenticity and unaffected beauty of its music.

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Dido Noemi Kiss   Soprano
Belinda Grace Davidson  Soprano
2nd Woman Agnes Zsigovics   Soprano
Aeneas Alexander Dobson   Countertenor
Sorceress Daniel Taylor  Countertenor
Sailor Benjamin Butterfield  Tenor
First Witch Meara Conway   Soprano
Second Witch Meg Bragle  Mezzo-soprano
Spirit David Clegg   Countertenor

“A regular Baroque-performance standout is the sensitive artistry and burnished voice of Canadian countertenor Daniel Taylor.” –Toronto Star

“The Theatre’s orchestra played with consummate skill and understanding.” –Ottawa Citizen

Purchase tickets for individual ECMS concerts

  • By mail
    Box 60354, U of A Postal Outlet  |  Edmonton, AB  T6G 2S6
    Download Single Ticket Order Form  PDF
  • TIX on the Square  Online »
    Sir Winston Churchill Square
    9930 – 102 Ave.   |  Edmonton, AB  T5J 5H7  |  Hours »
    Tel: 780-420-1757   |  Toll-free: 1-877-888-1757
  • The Gramophone
    7913 – 104 Street.  |  Edmonton, AB  T6E 4E1  |  Hours »
    Tel: 780-428-2356
  • At the door from 45 minutes before performance
The Edmonton Chamber Music Society   Edmonton Chamber Music Society
Box 60354, U of A Postal Outlet
Edmonton, AB  T6G 2S6

Music at Convocation Hall

Music at Convocation Hall presents a classic series celebrating the talents of teaching faculty in the University of Alberta’s Dept. of Music alongside some of the world's leading visiting artists.

Looking Forward: New Works by Faculty Composers
Saturday, February 11, 2012
8 PM

The concert program features acoustic and electroacoustic music by Bashaw, Hannesson, Smallwood and Talpash, performed by Roger Admiral, piano; William Street, baritone saxophone; Ken Read, bass trombone; and Alden Lowrey, tuba.

$20 adults | $15 seniors | $10 students | $60 season flex pass
Tickets available at the door on the evening of the performance only

Concerts take place at:

U of A Campus
Parking map | Visitor parking rates


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