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Heliconian Hall,
35 Hazelton Ave. (near Bay Subway) at 8PM, Single tickets at the door $30/$20 students & seniors.

Fr. Madden Auditorium, Carr Hall,
St. Michael's College, University of Toronto, 100 St Joseph Street, at 8PM. Pre-concert talk at 7:30. Single tickets at the door $30/$20 students & seniors.

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Next concert

7:30PM, Sep. 28th 2016

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.

Free admission, donations welcome.

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2PM, Jan. 1st 2016 and 8PM Jan. 2nd at Heliconian Hall, 35 Hazelton Ave.

For the first day of the year we present sonatas, dances and cantatas from Opus 1’s by Handel, Vivaldi and others. With Christopher Verrette and Patricia Ahern violins and Borys Medicky keyboards.


To the Memory of My Beloved the Author, Mr. William Shakespeare

This season  we commemorate the 400th anniversary of the death of Shakespeare in a special series of concerts. Each program will have readings in pronunciation of the time from the plays and poems of he who Ben Jonson praised as the Swan of Avon with ayres, motets and madrigals ‘apt for voices or viols’, consort music played by our violin band led by Christopher Verrette, and lute solos.

8PM, Feb. 13th 2016 at Heliconian Hall, 35 Hazelton Ave.

Running the gamut from the naughty to the tragic, the young women in the plays are never far from a lute. (Ophelia carries one; Katharina breaks one over her tutor’s head.) Love, loss and often justifiable haughtiness of the older women (in the great ladies and in the lute songs praising Elizabeth) are all considered by the playwright and in the poems set by Dowland, John Danyel, Robert Jones and others. With dance music by Holborne, Johnson et al. Stratford Festival actress Ruby Joy reads.

8PM, Mar. 19th 2016 at Heliconian Hall, 35 Hazelton Ave.

‘More needs she the divine than the physician,’ says the doctor brought in to minister to Lady Macbeth. There was little difference for the Jacobeans between the care of the soul and the care of the sick in mind. With Shakespeare’s insights as a guide we present anthems, motets with strings by Gibbons and others and ‘divine and moral songs’ by Campion and Dowland.

8PM, Apr. 23rd 2016 at Heliconian Hall, 35 Hazelton Ave.

As the culmination of our commemoration, on the anniversary itself we present the thoughts of the fate-crossed Pericles, the comedic Jaques and of course, Hamlet, paired with Dowland’s ayres and his great pavans from Lachrimae, or Seaven Teares for five-part strings and lute. Prof. Seth Lerer reading.