Today, as part of the mundane little chores of day-to-day life, I emptied my mailbox. To my astonishment …
I am pleased to announce that another performance of my operetta, St. George and the Dragon, will be presented during a concert at Church of the Ascension, Hamilton, at 7.30 p.m. on Saturday, 21 April 2012.
The Gerald Fagan Singers, accompanied by flute, harp, piano and timpani, will perform my choral suite, A Noel Tapestry, at their concert, Christmas in Canada. This choral work was released on a CD of the same title earlier this year, sung by The John Laing Singers.
The concert will be at 3 p.m. on Sunday, November 27
Windermere on the Mount
1486 Richmond Street, London, Ontario
Tickets are $35(adult), $25(senior), $15(student)
Tickets may be purchased either by phone at 519-433-9656 or 1-866-244-0762 (Visa or Mastercard), or by mail:
Fanshawe Chorus London/Gerald Fagan Singers
210 Baseline Road East
London, ON N6C 2N6
On Sunday, 13 November, my new song, In Flanders Now, will be premiered at the 10 a.m. Remembrance Service at the Church of the Ascension, Hamilton (corner of John Street South and Forest Avenue), Ontario. It is a setting of a very moving poem by Edna Jacques which was written in 1920 in response to the well-known “In Flanders Fields” by John McCrae. It will be performed by Lara Housez (soprano) and John Laing (piano). The service music will also include “Pie Jesu” (Faure’s Requiem), “Nimrod” by Elgar, and “St. Anne” fugue by Bach.
After a splendid performance by the John Laing Singers on Sunday, May 1st, 2011, an article by Leonard Turnevicius appeared in the Hamilton Spectator. He writes a little of my life with the John Laing Singers.
Hamilton Spectator article by Leonard Turnevicius, May 3, 2011