7:30PM, Apr. 28th 2016
VIVALDI’S GLORIA, HANDEL’S CTO. GROSSO IN A MAJ.
St Basil’s Church, University of St Michael’s College, 50 St. Joseph St. at Bay.
Vivaldi’s Gloria and other baroque music, The Musicians In Ordinary and St Michael’s Schola Cantorum directed by Michael O’Connor. Hallie Fishel, soprano. Christopher Verrette leads the orchestra. Call 416-926-7148 for more details.
Admission free, donations welcome
Who hath not heard how David’s harmony drove away the evil spirits from King Saul? The spirits about the heart take that trembling and dancing air into the body, are moved together, and stirred up with it, or else the mind, as some suppose harmonically composed, is roused up at the tunes of music.
Robert Burton – The Anatomy of Melancholy
Part 2, Section 2, Member 6, Subsection III: Music as Remedy
We’d better not be too quick to pooh-pooh the 17th century psychologist Robert Burton’s science when he asserts that the mind itself being made of harmony, we can all benefit from a little harmonical and rhythmical purge of the dissonance of life, early-modern (Burton’s) or post-modern (ours); even very recently your daily bio-rhythm chart was published in many newspapers right next to your horoscope. The tunes of the voices, violins and lutes of The Musicians In Ordinary have entered the breasts and moved the spirits surrounding the hearts of audiences for over a decade. Join us for more rare music in our seasons at St. Michael’s College and Heliconian Hall.