What does Haydn’s “Lord Nelson” Mass represent to you? To me, the “Nelson” Mass represents one of Haydn’s greatest ever choral compositions, along with Die Jahreszeiten (The Seasons) and Die Schöpfung (The Creation). It has absolutely wonderful choruses and the solo voices get a chance to shine in some pretty spectacular writing. Haydn wrote this [...]
The VCU Commonwealth Singers are one of Appassionata’s guest artists for the concert Evening Harmonies onMay 22, 2013. Rebecca Tyree currently serves as Director of Choral Activities and Assistant Professor of Choral Music Education at Virginia Commonwealth University. In a few words, how would you describe the VCU Commonwealth Singers? The Commonwealth Singers is a 40-voice mixed choir, selected [...]
What does Haydn’s “Lord Nelson Mass” mean to you? This is one of Haydn’s most surprising compositions. The piece is full of musical expression, suffering, but also hope and joy. How did you discover singing? I began my musical life with piano lessons and I sang at church, at school and with a musical theatre [...]
The career of soprano Nathalie Paulin has taken her to stages on several continents including Europe, Asia and North America. This season, she is one of Appassionata’s guest artists. She will perform Haydn’s “Lord Nelson Mass” with the VCU Commonwealth Singers during the Evening Harmonies concert on May 22, 2013. What does Haydn’s “Lord [...]
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The clarinetist Joshua Zung, 1st price in the Winds category 2012 – 15-18 years old of the Canadian music competition is one of the tree soloist of the concert Spotlight on the future! On February 26th, he will play Introduction, Theme, and Variations by Rossini. In collaboration with Fondation Arte Musica, Canadian music competition and Montréal en lumière. How did you [...]
Le pianiste Jean-Michel Dubé, Grand Prix 2012 du Concours de musique du Canada est l’un des 3 jeunes solistes du concert Pleins feux sur la relève ! Le 26 février 2013, il interprétera le Concerto pour piano no2. de Beethoven. Appassionata accueillera également 2 autres lauréats du CMC 2012 : Florie Valiquette et Joshua Zung. Ce concert [...]
During the Scotiabank half-marathon to be held on April 28, 2013, we will be running the 21 kilometres for Appassionata for the second time. This, year, I am actually lucky enough to have a team of five running with me: Vincent Lecorne, Pierre Delgarofalo, Alain Lépine, Camille Bugel and Peter Hondros. Our team would like [...]