2014-15 ROSTER

Domoney Artists Management
DIRECTOR'S NOTES
Vol 3 | Issue 4 | December 2014


'Tis the SEASON...


Photo by Alexandra Lennox

...for snow, eggnog, holly, mulled wine, gingerbread, and of course, music! On this wintry day, I send you greetings for a warm and wonderful Christmas.

As 2015 approaches, Domoney Artists are very busy on stages from Vancouver to Montreal, in performances of seasonal favourites. Leslie Dala conducts Vancouver performances of Messiah and Nutcracker ballet, Benjamin Covey is a guest soloist in Messiah with Cellar Singers in Bracebridge and Orillia, Marion Newman is a guest soloist in Messiah with Victoria Symphony. Tenor Adam Fisher debuts with National Arts Centre in their Messiah, and joins Maria Soulis and Dion Mazerolle for Aradia Ensemble's popular Dublin Messiah in Toronto.

In Victoria, Adam Fisher rings in the New Year with Victoria Symphony in their annual "Viennese New Year Gala", Giles Tomkins goes for laughs in the title role of Gilbert and Sullivan's The Mikado with Toronto Operetta Theatre and soon Maude Brunet and Dion Mazerolle will be in rehearsal for Chabrier's charming L'Etoile with Societe d'art Lyrique de Royaume in Chicoutimi, Quebec.

Countertenor Scott Belluz will be warding off winter in his debut with Kitchener-Waterloo Symphony's January 16 & 17 performances of Mendelssohn's Midsummer Night's Dream. Here is Scott singing Oberon's haunting aria "Welcome, wanderer" from Benjamin Britten's opera. Listen Now

May your holidays be filled with family, friends, good food and fun. See you in the New Year!

Be sure to follow all the news, both on stage and off, from all of us at Domoney Artists via Twitter and Facebook!

Kathryn DomoneyFollow our roster news with Director's Notes, where the spotlight is on the Stars of Domoney Artists Management. Here you will find special features on this wonderful group of Classical Singers, Orchestral and Opera Conductors and Stage Directors. Read about their passions, hobbies, dream opera roles and more.

ON STAGE NOW

News from the
DAM ROSTER

DECEMBER

Dec 10
Joseph Schnurr sings "Melodien für die Ewigkeit", a recital with mezzo-soprano Marie Giroux and pianist Jenny Schäuffelen in the Französischen Dom, Berlin Germany.
www.franzoesische-friedrichstadtkirche.de

Sean Clark in #UncleJohn

Dec 11 –19
Tenor Sean Clark sings Ottavio, the hapless parking enforcement officer in Against the Grain's acclaimed production of Mozart's "transladaptation" #Uncle John - a modern interpretation of Don Giovanni with a new English libretto by Joel Ivany, with Cecilia Quartet in a new piano quintet arrangement, under the musical direction of Miloš Repický. Performances in Toronto’s Black Box Theatre at Queen St. West’s famed vintage rock venue, The Great Hall.
www.againstthegraintheatre.com

Handel's Messiah

Dec 12
Giles Tomkins is a guest soloist in Handel’s Messiah with The Choir of St. James Cathedral Messiah, Vicki St. Pierre, Conductor
www.stjamescathedral.on.ca

Handel's Messiah

Dec 12
Benjamin Covey is a guest soloist in Handel’s Messiah with The Cellar Singers at St Joseph's Church, Bracebridge
www.thecellarsingers.com

Scott Belluz, Kingston Chamber Choir Poster

Dec 13
Countertenor Scott Belluz is a guest soloist in Bach's Cantata #147 Herz und Mund und Tat und Leben with Kingston Chamber Choir; Gordon Sinclair, conductor
www.kingstonchamberchoir.ca

Sing-Along Messiah Poster

Dec 13
Leslie Dala conducts a sing-along Messiah with Vancouver Bach Choir at White Rock First Baptist Church
www.vancouverbachchoir.com

Dec 13
Sean Clark sings “CANUCKS À LA CARTE II: The 21st Century Virtuoso” a recital at the Canadian Music Centre with Maika'i Nash, pianist
www.musiccentre.ca

Berliner Dom

Dec 13
Joseph Schnurr sings Bach's Christmas Oratorio in Berlin (Schlachtensee), Germany
www.weihnachtsoratorium-im-dom.de

Dec 13 – 14
Countertenor Daniel Cabena sings Bach Cantatas with Howard Dyck and Nota Bene
www.notabenebaroque.ca

Dec 14
Joseph Schnurr sings Handel's Messiah in Templin, Germany.

Dec 16 & 17
Adam Fisher debuts with National Arts Centre Orchestra for Handel's Messiah; James Feddeck, Conductor
nac-cna.ca/orchestra

Goh Ballet Nutcracker

Dec 18 – 22
Leslie Dala conducts members of the Vancouver Opera Orchestra in Goh Ballet's beloved Christmas classic, Tchaikovsky's The Nutcracker at The Centre in Vancouver
www.gohnutcracker.com

Dec 19 & 21
Marion Newman sings Messiah with Victoria Symphony; Nathan Brock, Conductor
www.victoriasymphony.ca

Dublin Messiah

Dec 20
Maria Soulis, Adam Fisher and Dion Mazerolle are soloists in the Dublin Messiah with Aradia Ensemble; Kevin Mallon Conductor, Toronto
www.aradia.ca

Dec 20
Daniel Cabena is guest soloist in Messiah, with the Guelph Chamber Choir, Gerald Neufeld, Conductor
www.guelphchamberchoir.ca

The Mikado

Dec 27 – Jan 4
Giles Tomkins stars in The Mikado, Gilbert and Sullivan's "thinly-veiled poke at English bureaucracy disguised as a Japanese idyll," Toronto Operetta Theatre; Derek Bate, Conductor
www.torontooperetta.com

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RECENT PERFORMANCES

Maude Brunet, Mezzo-soprano

Maude Brunet onstage with soprano Aline Kutan, in a Bach Cantata concert with Montreal’s Clavecin en Concert

Daniel Cabena, Countertenor

Countertenor Daniel Cabena and Stephen Runge, pianist presented A Sanctuary in Song at University of Toronto’s Hart House - the final performance on their extensive recital tour of Eastern Canada

Sean Clarke, Tenor

Tenor Sean Clark (pictured with his colleagues) was guest soloist for Pax Christi Chorale's Toronto and Barrie concerts featuring Stephanie Martin’s Cantata Winter Nights and excerpts from Bach’s Christmas Oratorio

Marion Newman, Mezzo-soprano, Virginia Hatfield, Soprano, and Giles Tomkinds, Bass-Baritone

David Pomeroy, Marion Newman, Virginia Hatfield and Giles Tomkins were soloists in Handel's Messiah with the Elmer Iseler Singers, conducted by Lydia Adams, at the Metropolitan United Church, Toronto on December 5th

IN THE MEDIA

The Whole Note

"Two Busy Singers"

Daniel Cabena and Sean Clark are featured in the December/January issue of The Whole Note

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"Man on Demand"

Daniel Cabena was also interviewed by MimaCulture.com.

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"Worth catching if it comes your way"

Countertenor Daniel Cabena's Hart House stop on his A Sanctuary in Song recital tour was covered in OperaRamblings

Read More

 

"Three sopranos to sing the songs of Christmas"

Virginia Hatfield's "Christmas at Casa Diva" CD and concert was featured in Inside Belleville

Read More

HAPPY HOLIDAYS

Domoney Artists wish you a very Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!

Leslie Dala at the Grey Cup

Leslie Dala and his family bundled up at the Grey Cup

Joseph Schnurr, Tenor

Staying warm with mulled cider - Joseph Schnurr and Anke at the Christmas Market kulturbrauerei in Prenzlauerberg, Berlin

Virginia Hatfield, Soprano

Here's Virginia Hatfield on her CD "Christmas at Casa Diva!"

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QUIZ CORNER

What surprise do we have for the DAM roster in the New Year?

Watch for the answer in next month's Director's Notes!

LAST MONTH'S ANSWER

Baker's Secret Chef

Who is the secret chef? Director Kathy Domoney – “I'm happy to share my family’s favourite Christmas cookie recipe with you. (Better double the recipe, they are delicious!)"

A Domoney Family Tradition - Shortbread Cookies

Preheat oven to 325

1 cup butter
3/4 cup brown sugar
1 egg yolk
2 cups sifted flour
maraschino cherries

Cream butter well. Add brown sugar. Cream well for 5 minutes. Beat in egg yolk. Gradually sift in flour; knead until dough becomes soft and pliable. Form into small balls, flatten with wet fork. Press piece of maraschino cherry on top. Bake until slightly brown.

ABOUT DOMONEY ARTISTS

Kathy Domoney Headshot
As Director of Domoney Artists Management, Kathy Domoney brings her wealth of knowledge and experience to this position after more than 20 years as a lyric soprano.

Established in 2008, Domoney Artists Management proudly presents their 2014-15 roster of Classical Singers, Orchestral and Opera Conductors, and Stage Directors to audiences throughout Canada and beyond. Countertenor Daniel Cabena now joins the prestigious group of emerging and established artists.

Domoney Artists Management looks forward to sharing these dynamic artists and innovative concerts including Oratorio Project, EspressOpera and The Star of Robbie Burns with you.