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DaCapo Choir’s “Leonardo Dreaming”

Posted by Dave Switzer under Reviews of music

I attended DaCapo Chamber Choir’s final concert of the year entitled “Leonardo Dreaming.” This is the choir that I used to sing in. I hadn’t seen/heard them since this time last year. As always, it was a great concert. I wasn’t familiar with any of the pieces. The concert was at Knox Presbyterian Church, a […]

Guelph Symphony Orchestra in concert

Posted by Dave Switzer under Reviews of music

I went to the performance of the Guelph Symphony Orchestra titled “American Rhapsody.” This is the first time I’ve seen this orchestra. I know and love all four pieces they played — Aaron Copland’s “Appalachian Spring” and “Hoe-Down,” George Gershwin’s “Rhapsody in Blue,” and Leonard Bernstein’s “Symphonic Dances from West Side Story.” “Hoe-Down” is part […]

Darius Jones & Matthew Shipp in concert

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I saw a double bill performance as part of the Guelph Jazz Festival. I didn’t choose this concert myself, and I will pay more attention to what I’m going to in the future — it turns out there are concerts I’d rather I didn’t attend. The first act was a group called Brew, consisting of […]

DaCapo Chamber Choir in concert

Posted by Dave Switzer under Reviews of music

I attended DaCapo Chamber Choir’s final concert of their season, “Celebrating Home.” The choir is directed by Leonard Enns, and Catherine Robertson was guest pianist. The choir sang seven pieces, six unaccompanied and one with piano. There were also two piano solos. I was familiar with three of the seven choral pieces. DaCapo sings mainly […]

Measha Brueggergosman in concert

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I saw Measha Brueggergosman in concert last night. She is mostly known for singing opera, but on this occasion she was singing jazz and jazzy versions of hymns, pop, and folk songs. She’s on tour promoting her “I’ve Got a Crush on You” album. Here’s a statement I can’t remember saying about any other concert: […]