I will be singing in a number of concerts in the next month and I look forward to collaborating with some great choirs, conductors and colleagues on some new repertoire and an old favourite.
It starts off with Messiah with the Bach Elgar Choir in Hamilton where I will be singing along side my wife, soprano Julie Ludwig.
Next up is a new one for me: J.S. Bach’s Cantata 147, Herz und Mund und Tat und Leben with the the Kingston Chamber choir. Fellow soloists are soprano Bethany Horst, counter-tenor Scott Belluz and tenor Christopher Mayell.
Finally, I’ll be reprising Messiah with the Musikay ensemble in Oakville. Musikay is an early music ensemble, specializing in a historically informed approach to performing Baroque music, so it should be an interesting contrast to the large choirs and modern orchestras we’re so used to hearing with Handel’s Messiah.
After a great few years in Toronto and a some time in Calgary last year, I’m excited to be making Hamilton home, together with my wife, soprano Julie Ludwig.
It’s an exciting time to be in this city that’s in the middle of re-inventing itself, changing its identity from gritty industrial town to an affordable, liveable city with a vibrant arts and culture scene. While I look forward to keeping in touch with my friends and colleagues in Toronto and to many more great performances there, I’m also excited to be a part of this new chapter of Hamilton’s history.
Welcome to my brand new website. I’ve done a lot of work making it work like a charm, and I’m very excited about how easy it is now to update and add new content.
Among other things, I’ve programmed a custom events plugin and widget that will allow me to input new events really easily and intuitively and have them populate to various places around the site. Hopefully this ease of use will encourage me to keep this space a little more up to date!