A message from Gordon Morton, President of Caledon Chamber Concerts…..
I want to tell you about two concerts that will take place between now and the end of November.
On Sunday, November 17 at 2:30 pm, Caledon Chamber Concerts is holding a fundraising concert. The concert will feature the historic tracker organ in St. James’ Anglican Church, Caledon East. Organist Quirino Di Giulio will be joined by violinist Arkady Yanivker. Mr. Di Giulio is organist and music director at All Saints Anglican Church, King City, and Mr. Yanivker is a member of the Toronto Symphony Orchestra. Mr. Yanivker is also founder of Serenade Ensemble, a group that performed in our 2011-2012 season and will perform again in February of 2014. Both musicians are waiving their fee for the concert on the 17th. Cost of admission to the concert is $15 for adults and $10 for students 16 years and under. In appreciation of the generosity shown to us by St. James Church over the years, proceeds from the concert will be divided equally between Caledon Chamber Concerts and the church. Thank you in advance for your support.
St. James’ organ was built around 1880 by the Lye Organ Company of Toronto. Prior to being installed in St. James at the end of the Second World War, the organ was in use at St. Cyprian’s Church in Toronto. It is only one of two tracker organs still in service in Ontario.
The next event takes place the following Saturday, November 23, 2013 at 8:00 pm and is the second concert in our 2013-2014 season. This concert will feature the Cecilia String Quartet (CSQ). The CSQ have appeared in three previous seasons and are always well received. Since winning the 2010 Banff International String Quartet Competition these talented young women have gone from strength to strength, touring Canada, the US and Europe. They have a four-CD recording contract with ANALEKTA and have already recorded and released two of the four CDs. The CSQ will play works by Haydn, Webern, Dvorak and Mendelssohn. Tickets are $30 for adults and $15 for students 16 years and under, and may be purchased at BookLore, Forster’s Book Garden and Howard the Butcher. This concert is bound to be well attended so please let me know if you plan to be there so I can make sure we have sufficient seating (and enough food at the reception).
Caledon Chamber Concerts