2022/2023 Concert Season
Season subscriptions and single tickets will be on sale starting September 7
Pursuit of Peace | November 5, 2022
Experience compelling and powerful music that recalls our shared humanity and plea for peace. Chorus Niagara celebrates the 150th Anniversary of Ralph Vaughan Williams with his epic anti-war statement Dona Nobis Pacem (Grant Us Peace) along with Canadian composer John Estacio’s deeply moving plea for tolerance and unity, The Houses Stand Not Far Apart. Beginning in darkness and rising toward the light, these powerful works are a cry for universal harmony.
Jennifer Krabbe, soprano
Clarence Frazer, baritone
Niagara Symphony Orchestra
Welcome Christmas | December 17, 2022
Delight in a festive celebration of one of the world’s most legendary saints. Benjamin Britten’s brilliant and heartfelt St. Nicolas Cantata exudes joy and good cheer for both young listeners and young performers alike! Chorus Niagara Children’s Choir and the Niagara Youth Orchestra join us in this community showcase of multi-generational talents. Gerald Finzi’s evocative In Terra Pax and Vaughan Williams’ festive Fantasia on Christmas Carols make this Welcome Christmas a theatrical and jubilant evening of Christmas cheer for the whole family.
Danlie Rae Acebuque, baritone
Daevyd Pepper, tenor
Niagara Youth Orchestra (Michael van Dongen, conductor)
Chorus Niagara Children’s Choir (Amanda Nelli, conductor)
Missa Solemnis | March 4, 2023
Experience the glory and grit of Beethoven’s breathtaking masterpiece, Missa Solemnis! At once grand and yet intimately personal, Beethoven considered the Missa, a work composed at the height of his creative genius, his crowning achievement, and inscribed in the score “from the heart, may it again go to the heart”. Join the combined voices of Chorus Niagara and Orpheus Choir for an unforgettably illuminating journey of the great composer’s intellect and emotions.
Lauren Margison, soprano
Lillian Brooks, alto
Andrew Haji, tenor
Giles Tomkins, bass
Orpheus Choir of Toronto
Sound Mind | May 6, 2023
Immerse yourself in music’s healing powers. Honouring Mental Health Week, Chorus Niagara’s season-ending journey probes the swirl of thoughts and emotions between music and the mind through Allan Bevan’s dramatic new cantata, Perfectly Mad. Woven together with the works of Jake Runestad, Ēriks Ešenvalds and more, Chorus Niagara delves into music as a many-faceted source of hope and healing.
Sidgwick Scholar Soloists