Was the great John Dowland, often considered the quintessential English lute master, actually Irish? There’s lots of evidence that he was, and our guest ensemble, featuring tenor Michael Slattery, makes a compelling case.
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Guest Director, theorbist Lucas Harris leads the Consort and assembled forces – cornettos, sackbuts, strings, keyboards, and virtuoso singers – in a lavish concert of music from the Viennese court and chapel of Holy Roman Emperor Leopold I.
David Greenberg, who has been called “one of the most impassioned folk-fiddlers you’ll ever hear” joins forces with the Toronto Consort to throw a fabulous Christmas party of rollicking English ballads, infectious country dances and enchanting French noëls.
Renaissance Paris that is!
“GUTSY.” - THE GLOBE AND MAIL
“Ehnes’s playing glows. You get the feeling every time he puts bow to string that something special will, quite naturally, just happen.” (Gramophone) the Grammy Award winner will perform works by Debussy, Bach, Elgar, and the Toronto premiere of a new piece by Alexina Louie.
The best Latin big band this side of Havana! A night of mambo, salsa, and cha-cha-cha.
“A truly inventive spin on some very old tunes.” (Georgia Straight) This project revives and re-imagines traditional music from African-American a cappella to ancient Appalachian ballads. Joining Jayme Stone's Lomax Project are mandolinist Tim O’Brien, Kobo Town’s Drew Gonsalves, trumpeter Kevin Turcotte, and drummer Nick Fraser.
Legendary Cree singer-songwriter Buffy Sainte-Marie’s many hits include the classics “Universal Soldier” and “Until It’s Time for You to Go.”
The pop icon and former lead singer of 10,000 Maniacs has created music and a book of classic children's poetry, Leave Your Sleep. Hear her band and a string ensemble bring them to life.