Free concert series 2019/20

The 2019/20 line up for the noontime free concerts in the Richard Bradshaw Amphitheatre has been announced.  Vocal highlights are as follows:



  • September 19th – Meet the Artists – the traditional Ensemble Studio season opener
  • October 1st – The Maiden and the Nightingale – Vanessa Vasquez, soprano with Miloš Repický, piano
  • October 2nd – The Art of Song – Marjorie Owens, soprano with Michael Shannon, piano
  • October 8th – Parlami d’amore: Speak to me of Love – UoT Opera
  • October 29th – Old Songs, New Songs – Matthew Cairns, tenor
  • November 5th – Songbook XL – Artists of the COC Ensemble Studio (no idea what this is about!)
  • November 28th – Schulich à la carte: Wirth Vocal Prize – Marcel d’Entremont, tenor with Dakota Scott-Digout, piano
  • December 10th – Fairytales and Lullabies – COC Ensemble Studio


  • January 29th – Songs and Dances of Death – Members of the Ensemble Studio and Orchestra Academy
  • February 5th – An Evening of Song – Brandon Cedel, bass-baritone with Sandra Horst, piano
  • February 25th – The Truth About Love – Alexandra Smither, soprano with Rachael Kerr, piano
  • March 17th – Opera for All Ages – Ensemble Studio
  • March 31st – Unbound – Against the Grain Theatre with Brianne Sinclairé; the world’s only transgender operatic soprano
  • April 9th – Collaborations – the annusl exchange visit by members of the Atelier lyrique de l’opéra de Montréal
  • April 29th – Songs of Travel – another Ensemble Studio/Orchestra Academy collaboration
  • May 7th – Boundless Bass – Goderdzi Janelidze, bass with Sandra Horst, piano
  • May 19th – Les Adieux – Graduating member(s) of the Ensemble Studio
  • May 20th – Les Adieux – more of the same

There’s also a full line up of piano, world music, chamber music and dance recitals.  The full list is here.

All concerts are free and start at noon in the Richard Bradshaw Amphitheatre.

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