February 18, 2019

Concerts & Music Events

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FEBRUARY 3, Diocesan Choral Evensong

The St. George's Cathedral Evensong Choir, augmented with other singers from around the Anglican Diocese of Kingston will sing a special service of Choral Evensong on Sunday February 3 at 4pm. The choir will sing music by local composers David Cameron and Michael Goodwin. Join us for an evening of spiritual refreshment.

FEBRUARY 16, Te Deum Laudamus

The Cathedral Chamber Orchestra and Concert Choir, directed by David Cameron, will perform “Te Deum Laudamus” on Saturday 16 February at 7:30pm at St. George’s Cathedral. Music from England, including Handel’s “Queen Caroline” Te Deum, and Stanford’s in B flat. Other works will include a survey of anthems from the 17th to the 20th centuries, Boyce’s Symphony No. 1, and Fran Harkness playing Bach’s keyboard Concerto in A. Freewill donations to the Cathedral’s Heritage Preservation Trust, which seeks to protect the historic building in its role as an active community venue for music and other arts and events.

FEBRUARY 26, Organist Sarah Svendsen

The Royal Canadian College of Organists Kingston Centre presents organist Sarah Svendsen in concert at St. George’s Cathedral on Tuesday 26 February at 7:30pm. The magnificent Cathedral organ was restored and expanded in 2012 and is now the largest pipe organ in the region. Admission is pay-what-you-can to defray expenses. Sarah will also present a special concert for young people from twelve area schools the following day. Her visit is made possible by the national RCCO Travelling Clinicians Program. Call 647-989-1920 or visit rcco-kingston.ca/events.

A past laureate of the RCCO National Organ Playing Competition, Sarah Svendsen is a graduate of the Yale School of Music, and has performed in Europe, the United Kingdom, the United States and Canada. In September of 2016, Sarah made her symphonic debut as soloist with the Winnipeg Symphony Orchestra, for which her playing was reviewed to be “greatly virtuosic”. Svendsen is scheduled for a return appearance with the WSO in November, 2019.