The Christ Church Cathedral Singers invite you to join them and their guests for If music be the food of love… A celebration of the life of Shakespeare in music, dance and drama on Friday, November 11th, at 7:30 p.m., at Christ Church Cathedral, 635 St. Catherine Street West (McGill Metro). Tickets are $30 for adults, $25 for seniors, and $15 for students. All are welcome to the post-concert wine and cheese reception. For more information, call: 514‑843‑6577, local 236.
Through his poems, plays and vivid imagination, William Shakespeare found unique and colourful ways to express hope and despair, sorrow and rage, love and lust. 400 years after his death, his influence continues to live on in our music, theatre and everyday language. In honour of his life and influence, the choirs of Cathedral Singers and their guests invite you to join them for an evening of dramatic readings, dance and instrumental and choral music written or inspired by William Shakespeare. Excerpts from A Midsummer Night’s Dream, The Merchant of Venice and Romeo and Juliet will be performed alongside music by Benjamin Britten, William Walton, Vaughan Williams and others who have been influenced by the Bard of Avon.
Special guests for the evening include Gabrielle Soskin, founding Director of Persephone Productions, and Christopher Moore, current Artistic Director of Persephone Productions, as well as Catherine St-Arnaud, Jonathan Stuchbery, Jonathan Bailey, Les Flûtistes de Montréal, and the cathedral dancers directed by Rosemary Cass-Beggs. The Cathedral Singers perform under renowned director and organist, Patrick Wedd.
If music be the food of love… continues Christ Church’s commitment to the living tradition of cathedral choral music. In addition to Sunday choral masses and evensong, the Cathedral’s music program offers musical training to organ scholars and young choristers, provides a recital space for emerging musicians through its weekly free concerts, and encourages the creation of new works reflecting contemporary spiritual life. The proceeds of this annual fundraising concert go to support this work.
Time: Friday, November 11th, at 7:30 p.m.
Place: Christ Church Cathedral, 635 Ste-Catherine West (McGill Metro)
Tickets: $30 adults; $25 seniors; $15 students
Includes post-concert wine and cheese reception
Tickets are available at the door and at the following locations:
The Word, 469 Milton Street
The Cathedral Office, 1444 Union Avenue
Information: 514-843-6577, local 236