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2017-18 Concert and Recital Series

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2017-18 Concert and Recital Series

Music at Trinity

Our next concert will be on Saturday, September 16th, 2017 at 4:30 pm.
Admission: Free Will Offering

Emily Shaw and Craig Visser

A programme for two guitars, including some of the artists’ own compositions.

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On September 16th 2017, the Music at Trinity concert series launches its third season. We are thrilled to have Emily Shaw and Craig Visser for 2017-2018 Music at Trinity opening concert. Those two well established artists in Ottawa will perform a wonderful and varied programme for two guitars. It will include easily recognizable tunes and will also offer the opportunity to hear some of Mr. Visser’s own compositions.

Craig is a guitarist and composer currently based in the Ottawa area. As a guitarist, his interests stem from a variety of styles including jazz and classical, which in turn has presented an array of performance opportunities as a soloist, musician for theatrical productions, and as a member of small and large jazz ensembles. Craig’s work as a composer has proven to be equally diverse over the years. His piece for string orchestra (The Red Fields), won the Blue Bridge Festival’s Mary Gardiner Memorial Award for Young Composers in 2011 and his most recent project for guitar quartet and strings will be premiered at the 2018 Guitare Alla Grande festival in the National Capital Region.

Emily is a young classical guitarist, teacher, and luthier currently located in Ottawa, Ontario. She studied guitar with her father, Mike Shaw until university, at which point she moved to London, Ontario to study with Wilma van Berkel at the University of Western Ontario. Emily recently completed a master’s degree (MMus) in guitar performance under the tutelage of Patrick Roux at the University of Ottawa. Emily spends a good deal of her time working with students in her home studio where she teaches classical and acoustic guitar, and piano. As a luthier, Emily has built a variety of guitar-type instruments including classical guitars, steel-string acoustic guitars, period instruments, and a ukulele. In performance, Emily strives to engage her audience with expressive interpretations of music from across the centuries.

The Music at Trinity concert series is self-funded initiative to support artists and the musical activities at Trinity Anglican Church. It produces one concert a month on Saturdays at 4:30pm from September through to June.

We love hosting concerts!

Some past events:

Flamenco-18Apr2015
Cathedral-Evensong17Voyces
Voices Concert OrganRecital

Voices and Music l’Arche Fundraiser
Voix et musique célèbrent 50 ans avec l’Arche
Tuesday December 16, 2014 at 7:00pm, at Trinity, ticket price $25, student ticket price $5.00 at the door after 6:30

A concert for Piano and Voice, Marie-France Lefebvre and Jean Desmarais will share a piano stool, Opera singers Isabelle Lacroix and Denis Lawlor will join them. Chorale Lyrica Choir (a children’s choir) lead by Timothy Piper will also perform. Marie France Lefebvre is guest assistant conductor with major opera companies including the Metropolitan Opera and San Francisco Opera as well as a Master Class Voice teacher in Washington, DC.

Program: Variations of W.A. Mozart, the songs of Strauss and Schubert, Joseph Kosma Songs, Umberto Giordano de Fedora; Chorale Lyrica Choir of Aylmer will sing Benjamin Britten, Healey Willan, Henry Purcell, Mary Donnelly and John Rutter.

Master Class Schedule: A chance to see leading opera students practise with Marie-France (free will donation to observe), Sunday December 12, 4-6:00pm, Monday December 13, 7-9:30pm