Three years ago, the Kingston Symphony embarked on a journey unlike any it had undertaken before: A season-long pilgrimage through the symphonies of Ludwig van Beethoven in honour of his 250th birthday. Only one remains, Beethoven’s glorious Symphony No. 9, arguably the most important piece in symphonic history. Join us for something truly extraordinary, representing the grand finale in a trek through the life’s work of one of the greatest composers ever to put pen to manuscript.
Join us and experience the choral ensembles of the DAN School of Drama & Music together with friends from the Kingston Chamber Choir in a spectacular concert of choral music.
J. S. Bach: Meinen Jesum lass ich nicht, BWV 124 • J. S. Bach: Ach Gott, wie manches Herzeleid, BWV 3 • J. S. Bach: Was mein Gott will, das gscheh allzeit, BWV 111 ARTISTS: Meredith Hall (soprano), Nicholas Burns (contratenor), Nils Brown (tenor), David John Pike (bass), Ottawa Bach Choir (Kanada), Pauliner Barockensemble, direction: Lisette Canton
No 53 Matins J. S. Bach: Der Geist hilft unser Schwachheit auf, BWV 226 • J. Pachelbel: Jauchzet dem Herrn, alle Welt • H. Purcell: Hear my prayer, o Lord, Z 15 • J. L. Bach: Das ist meine Freude, JLB 28 • T. Tallis: If ye love me • A. Pärt: The Deer’s Cry • H. Schütz: Meine Seele erhebt den Herren, SWV 426 • P. Mealor: Ubi caritas • J. S. Bach: O Jesu Christ, meins Lebens Licht, BWV 118, and further works. ARTISTS: Jonathan Oldengarm (organ), Ottawa Bach Choir (Kanada), direction: Lisette Canton
Join the KCC in their return to singing with a livestreamed concert featuring a beautiful selection of music. This concert was livestreamed directly from the Isabel Bader Centre for the Performing Arts on December 12th at 2:30PM ET but is still available for you to enjoy! This concert centres around finding hope during our unprecedented times, and gathering with community as we return to singing and pre-pandemic activities. It includes the world premiere of On the beach at night, a commissioned work by eminent composer Matthew Emery. It will feature your Kingston Chamber Choir, children’s choir (courtesy of the Cantabile singers of Kingston) and a Virtual Choir comprised of members from throughout the Kingston community. Other selections from this concert include Only in Sleep, Ubi Caritas (featuring Clare Marion), Stars, and other seasonal favorites. It is sure to inspire hope and warmth in a time when we may need it most. Tickets are by donation, with a suggested donation of $15.00 per person. Donations of $50+ will receive a tax receipt. After purchasing your ticket you will immediately be sent details of how to watch the concert at your convenience! We hope you will join us for Finding Hope. It promises to be a concert of warmth and community.
Workshop presentation of the exciting new suffragette musical. Commissioned by the DAN School of Drama and Music The Watershed Festival proudly presents the world sneak peek presentation of award-winning music theatre creator and DAN School Artist-in-Residence Leslie Arden’s latest commission: The Lancashire Lass. The new musical tells the tumultuous story of the British suffragette movement through the eyes of the dynamic yet conflicted Annie Kenney. It is the sweeping and poignant exploration of a century-old struggle that still has such a massive impact on the world today. Directed by Tim Fort with music direction by Darrell Christie, The Lancashire Lass features current students of the DAN School of Drama and Music as well as outstanding professionals (and alumni!).
Join the Kingston Chamber Choir in this online event for the world premiere for John Burge's Flight 752 Elegies. This piece, in memory of Flight 752, features Iranian-Canadian Sadaf Amini (santur) in a moving composition for santur, chamber choir, and soprano. Made possible by the IMAGINE Project at the Isabel Bader Centre for the Performing Arts. More details on this online concert to follow.
Join the Canadian Chamber Choir for a free, celebratory New Year’s Eve premiere of Edward Enman’s “Unimagined Light.” This four-minute piece was recorded live from 20 different locations, combining various technological assists that allowed the CCC singers and artistic team to collaborate in real time. The December 31 premiere will also feature a pre-show panel with the composer and artists, as well as a look behind the scenes at the processes that brought this performance to life. Thursday, December 31, 2020 @ 9pm EST on Zoom Please RSVP in advance: https://bit.ly/3rjgepN
CELEBRATING FEMALE COMPOSERS & ARTISTS ON INTERNATIONAL WOMEN'S DAY Join us on International Women's Day as we celebrate the work of female composers. At this special event at Cookes-Portsmouth United Church, we will share the stage with She Sings! and The Caledonias of Queen's University. Join us for a wide variety of music from female composers and artists from across Canada and the rest of the world. Proceeds from this concert will be donated to Interval House, Kingston.
JOIN US FOR SOMETHING NEW AND EXCITING The Kingston Chamber Choir joins forces with award winning contemporary singer, Michelle Kasaboski for a concert of jazz and popular music. Join us at 6:30 PM for our pre-concert reception and silent auction with Michelle, Darrell, and the choir. Complimentary champagne and treats will be served!
ALL OF YOUR CHORAL FAVOURITES Join us for a wonderful afternoon of the choral favourites you know and love. Featuring our collaborative Clare Miller, this concert will bring you beloved choral classics, and piano repertoire favourites. Music will include Bach, Bruckner, Fauré, Lauridsen, Mozart, Rutter, Stanford, Whitacre, and others. Tickets available at kingstonchamberchoir.ca, at Novel Idea (156 Princess Street Kingston), and at the door.
Darrell Bryan to direct the Kingston Chamber Choir as part of APM FestivalRead More
When it comes to music, Darrell is extraordinarily versatile. As a choral conductor, he is clear, confident and creates both a fun and focused atmosphere in rehearsals. As a performer, Darrell has an absolutely beautiful voice, and a remarkable stage presence that shines in a variety of genres. Darrell is an absolute pleasure to work with, both as an educator and an artist. Highly recommended!
Darrell is one of the most talented choral conductors I have worked with -- sensitive to the needs and talents of the choristers and to the demands of the music. Somehow he keeps it all lighthearted. Rehearsals don't seem like hard work.
Darrell has the patience of Job, he’s incredibly professional in his interactions with his clients and equally as personable. Not always easy. As a vocal coach, he’s also quick to identify how to improve your singing technique without making it sound like a criticism. He’s likeable and I highly recommend him.
Darrell is a wonderful voice coach. While a serious professional, he brings humour and, for those of us that need it, compassion to his classes. He is encouraging, supportive and funny, and clearly enjoys what he does. We are lucky to have him in Kingston!
If you’re looking for a stellar collaborator, interlocutor, and performer—a consummate professional at every turn—Darrell is your guy
Darrell related extremely well to the students and covered the material competently and with musicality. This would amount to little if he did not have such an easy manner in dealing with staff and students and the ability to teach children… I cannot over-emphasise the value Darrell has been to the school and especially our department.