Welcome to our 20th Anniversary Season!
Where has the time gone? 20 years ago we started a choir to explore all kinds of choral music. Nothing of quality would be outside our realm. We wanted to sing it all and experience it all! 20 years later, we’re still doing that…
This year, to mark our 20th Anniversary, we’ve created another concert season in true KSS fashion—a season of great variety and musical quality! We begin with a concert that features music that goes beyond remembrance and celebrates Canada’s role on the world stage as a peacekeeper. With Canadian broadcaster, journalist and author Ted Barris, and treble Christian Haworth.
Our second concert will feature two major French works long close to my heart—Maurice Duruflé’s exquisite Requiem and François Poulenc’s exuberant Gloria. For this concert, KSS will be joined by KSS alumni, orchestra and outstanding Canadian soprano, Virginia Hatfield.
We’ll close the season with a concert version of Rodgers and Hammerstein’s beloved musical, Carousel, created especially for KSS by London’s very own Don Fleckser. This show will feature four fabulous London talents, Amber Cunningham, Gillian Laidlaw, Paul Grambo and Kevin Bice. How fun is that?
So we’re not just singing this year! We’re celebrating! Now all we need is for you to come to the party and celebrate with us!
8 pm, Saturday, November 17, 2012
The inspiring music of Bach, Vaughan Williams, Daley, Sirett, Rutter, Jasperse and more, and a message of possibility and hope. In story and song, this remembrance concert will explore the work for peace in all its beauty and complexity, andhonour Canada’s roleon the world stage as a peacekeeper. With noted Canadian broadcaster, journalist and author Ted Barris, special guest Christian Haworth, treble, and multimedia presentation. Not to be missed!
Pathways to Paradise
8 pm, Saturday, April 6, 2013
Two exquisite, contrasting French works! Maurice Duruflé’s serene Requiem with its flowing rhythms and sensuous harmonies, infused by timeless Gregorian chant, takes us on a pathway to Paradise. François Poulenc’s energetic and exuberant Gloria with its French vigour and a bright, sunlit tunefulness reminiscent of Vivaldi, expresses the joy of Paradise found. A perfect pairing featuring KSS joined by KSS alumni, outstanding Canadian soprano Virginia Hatfield, and orchestra.
A Tribute to Carousel and Classic Broadway
8 pm, Saturday, June 1, 2013
Richard Rodgers once wrote that Carousel was his favourite musical. In 1999, Time Magazine named it the Best Musical of the Century. Rodgers' music for the show together with Oscar Hammerstein's lyrics continued a revolution in musical theatre which had begun with Oklahoma and continued with South Pacific, The King and I and The Sound of Music. This concert, featuring selections from Carousel and other classic shows from Broadway, pays tribute to the Golden Age of the Musical. Featuring four talented London performers and songs like "You'll Never Walk Alone", "If I Loved You" and "June is Bustin' Out All Over" - a great evening of timeless music!
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Students and young people
If you’re a student with a valid student card, single concerts are only $10, and you can subscribe to our three-concert series for only $20!
If you’re a young person, ages 6–12, accompanied by a parent or caregiver, we let you in free! (We regret that children five years old and under cannot be admitted.)
Join the Karen Schuessler Singers on Saturday February 23, 2013 from 1:00 - 5:00 pm for its second annual Singathon fundraiser (make that FUN♪raiser!) at the Cherryhill Mall, Oxford Street West, to help support the choir’s mission to engage and enrich the community through the choir’s highly acclaimed choral concerts.
In this, the choir’s 20th Anniversary year, the Karen Schuessler Singers draws upon its classical, folk, opera, popular, gospel and jazz repertoire to present an entertaining lively afternoon of choral music that you know and love. The afternoon will feature music by composers from every time and place including Bach, Verdi, Lennon, Sondheim and Seeger, and many others as the choir sings numbers from concerts of seasons past.
Special guest conductors provide yet more delight as they receive instruction from the choir’s director, Karen Schuessler, and improvise in creative ways. Choir members are invited to display their conducting talent. Prizes and draws keep the energy high as the choir goes through its paces. For a small donation, the audience is invited to pick a favorite choral selection and even take over the choir. There will be opportunity to chat with Karen and members of the choir, to learn about their passion for singing and what the choir means to London.
Choristers will gather pledges in preparation for the event. As well, donations may be made at the Singathon or by visiting the choir’s website, www.kssingers.com. Funds raised at this Singathon, in particular, will be directed, to engaging musicians from the London community to accompany the choir in the performance of future major works.
CULTURAL ACCESS PASS TICKETS
The Karen Schuessler Singers is pleased to participate in the Cultural Access Pass program.
We offer free concert tickets for yourself, the passholder and up to 4 of your dependent children.
Call our box office at 519-455-8895 to reserve your ticket.
Tickets can be purchased for your family members who are not covered by your Cultural Access Pass either on the phone through our box office, online through this website or at the door.
Please have your Cultural Access Pass available when you call as you will be required to provide the card number.
Reserved tickets will be held for pickup at the door.
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