Elora Festival opening concert

The first of three concerts from the Elora Festival was webcast last night.  It opened with a nicely produced video of the Elora singers performing Jonathan Dove’s In Beauty May I Walk which was followed by Lawrence Wiliford and Lucas Harris performing sings for lute and tenor.  The lute was a weird and wonderful thing combining the usual strings with a longer theorbo like section totalling 12 courses and 23 strings.  The  music was all from the 17th century (as best I can tell) ranging from well known names like Purcell and Blow to others like John Beck who are likely only familiar to specialists in this rep.  Anyway, it was beautifully done and makes one wish that this material would be performed more often.

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Concerts live and virtual

BoxConcerts-1-Rachel-Forbes-scaledTapestry have another in their outdoor “box concerts” series coming up Friday, August 7th at 2pm at Ehatare Retirement and Nursing Home, 40 Old Kingston Rd, Scarborough.  It features tenor Asitha Tennekoon and if you are in the neighbourhood you should be able to find them.  The series is aimed at community groups, retirement homes etc and if you are so inclined you can arrange for them to come visit.  Details are on the Tapestry website.

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