THE LAST CHACONNE: A Celebration
On the stage where it all began, a star-studded array of singers, actors, dancers and instrumentalists comes together for a farewell celebration.
12 May 2018, 8:00 p.m.
Pre-show event at 7:15 p.m.
Jane Mallett Theatre
St. Lawrence Centre for the Performing Arts
27 Front Street East
Monica Whicher, Shannon Mercer, Vania Chan, Agnes Zsigovics, soprano
Laura Pudwell, mezzo-soprano
Daniel Cabena, countertenor
Lawrence Wiliford, Colin Ainsworth, tenor
Alexander Dobson and Clarence Frazer, bass
Derek Boyes and Martin Julien, actors
Marie-Nathalie Lacoursière and Stépanie Brochard, dancers
Larry Beckwith, Musical Direction and violin
Christopher Bagan, organ and harpsichord
Felix Deak, cello
Andrew Downing, double bass
Margaret Gay, cello
Valerie Gordon, violin
Lucas Harris, lute
Avery McLean, recorders
Alison Melville recorders
Anthony Rapoport, viola
Wen Zhao, pipa
In a joyful tribute to 15 years of masque in Toronto, the evening's program will feature TMT favourites by composers John Blow, Dean Burry, George Frideric Handel, Alice Ping Yee Ho, Henry Purcell, James Rolfe, and a new composition entitled The Springtime is for Us: Songs and Dances for the Seasons by our close friend Andrew Downing.
What does Larry have to say?
"From the beginning, TMT has been defined by the contributions of our wonderful artists. It will be an honour and a joy to gather with many of them and offer you a grand celebration of the company’s spirit and energy. The program includes excerpts from Acis and Galatea, The Fairy Queen, The Lesson of Da Ji, The Mummers Masque, and Orpheus and Eurydice, and a new commission from Andrew Downing – not to mention a few surprises!"