2016 – 2017 Canadian Art Song Project Concert Season


 Friday, October 25, 2016
5:30pm
A Play of Passion CD Release event

Canadian Music Centre National Office,
20 St. Joseph Street, Toronto MAP

This event celebrates the release of CASP’s third full length recording on the Centrediscs label. A Play of Passion highlights a group of Holman’s songs written for Colin Ainsworth, an artist well known for his dedication to song and recital repertoire: A Lasting Spring (2004), The Death of Orpheus (2005), and A Play of Passion (2012). In addition, Bruce Ubukata and Stephen Ralls are featured together in the Variations on a Melody by Doctor Arne (1999) for two pianos.

The event is free. Doors open at 5pm. A purchase of the CD is encouraged. DETAILS


Tuesday November 1 , 2016
7 pm
In Support of Song

Heliconian Hall,
35 Hazelton Avenue, Toronto  MAP

Please join us for a silent auction and a spectacular evening of wine, conversation and music in support of Canadian Art Song Project.

This is our very first ticketed fundraising event. There will be amazing items up for auction from our tremendous arts supporters and friends, so bring your holiday shopping list, and come early!

The first 20 through the doors will receive a copy of our critically acclaimed recording Cloud Light. TICKETS


 Friday, November 18, 2016
7:30pm
The Art Song of Healey Willan

Trinity-St.Paul’s Centre for Faith, Justice and the Arts
427 Bloor Street West, Toronto MAP

This concert will showcase the fruits of our ongoing research activities, as soprano Martha Guth, baritone Peter Barrett, mezzo Allyson McHardy, and pianist Helen Becqué present some of the more than 100 unpublished songs by Healey Willan, with special guest Matthew Whitfield as Organist.

A pre-concert chat will be lead by Dean Burry to discuss the styles and evolution of Willan’s song writing staring at 6:30pm. TICKETS

This concert is co-presented with Syrinx Concerts and supported by the Hal Jackman Foundation, The Jackman Foundation, the Ontario Arts Council and the SOCAN Foundation.

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 Wednesday, May 17, 2017
12:00pm
Dawn Always Begins in the Bones

The Richard Bradshaw Amphitheatre in the Four Seasons Centre for the Performing Arts
145 Queen St W, Toronto MAP

Pianist Liz Upchurch and COC Ensemble Studio members give the world premiere performance of the Canadian Art Song Project commissioned work Dawn Always Begins in the Bones for four voices and piano by multi-award-winning Canadian composer Ana Sokolovic.

This performance is part of the Free Concert Series in the Richard Bradshaw Amphitheatre. DETAILS


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7:30pm
CASP @ 21C Music Festival

Temerity Theatre in the Telus Centre
Royal Conservatory of Music
273 Bloor Street W., Toronto MAP

Canadian Art Song Project brings together Iain MacNeil and Mélisande Sinsoulier to perform the Ontario premieres ofAndrew Staniland’s Peter Quince at the Clavier and Lloyd Burritt’s Moth Poem. This all-Canadian extravaganza continues with members of the Canadian Opera Company Ensemble Studio: soprano Danika Lorèn, mezzo-soprano Emily D’Angelo, tenor Aaron Sheppard and baritone Bruno Roi, led by Liz Upchurch, in Ana Sokolović’s Dawn Always Begins in the Bones, CASP’s new commission to celebrate Canada 150.

Stay for a fascinating and fun post-concert chat with the artists. DETAILS