THE PEASANT CANTATA by Johann Sebastian Bach
ALL THE DIAMONDS Songs Inspired by the Night Sky
We peasants do not sing so quietly.
8, 9 & 10 February 2018, 8:00 p.m.; 10 February 2018, 2:00 p.m.
Pre-show event 45 minutes before each performance.
Enoch Turner Schoolhouse, 106 Trinity Street, near the Distillery District
Our mid-winter visit to the historic Enoch Turner Schoolhouse will warm your soul: a fresh take on Bach’s rustic secular cantata followed by an eclectic cabaret performance of torch songs, lieder, melodies and madrigals.
Patricia O’Callaghan, soprano
Giles Tomkins, baritone
Marion Newman, mezzo soprano
Martin Julien, actor
Larry Beckwith, tenor and violin
Christopher Bagan, harpsichord and piano
Who will be joined in the second half by:
Andrew Downing, double bass
John Gzowski, guitar
Ed Reifel, drums
Guillermo Silva-Marin, Directorial Consultant
Larry Beckwith, Music Director
What does Larry have to say?
"The Peasant Cantata has been on my bucket list for years and I’m thrilled that Trish and Giles will sing this great music in the warm and acoustically pristine Enoch Turner Schoolhouse. It will be tremendous fun. The second half of the evening features songs through the ages, with a spotlight on some of Canada’s great repertoire including Bruce Cockburn, Leonard Cohen and Joni Mitchell."