PAST ENGAGEMENTS

2016

Jan 10 & 12

Virginia Hatfield, guest soloist
"High Standards"
Talisker Players, Toronto

 

Jan 13

Dion Mazerolle
The Trials of Patricia Isasa

Chants Libres, New York

 

Jan 28

Leslie Dala, guest conductor
Thunder Bay Symphony Orchestra
Grieg Piano Concerto in A Minor & Schumann Symphony No. 2

 

Jan 29 – 31

François Racine, director Donizetti’s L’Elisir d’amore, McGill Opera, Montreal

 

Feb 7

Matthias Maute, conductor Symphony Nova Scotia
Handel's Water Music
Bach's Suite no. 3
Vivaldi’s Recorder Concerto

 

Feb 7

Dion Mazerolle, Falstaff

Falstaff

Aradia Ensemble

 

Feb 11 – 21

Giles Tomkins, Don Basilio

The Barber of Seville

Pacific Opera Victoria

 

Feb 13, 14, 18 & 20

Valérie Bélanger, Despina

Così fan tutte

Opera da Camera, Montreal

 

Feb 20

Leslie Dala, conductor

"Phantom of the Opera"

Vancouver Bach Choir and instrumental ensemble

 

Feb 21

Leslie Dala, conductor

works by Elgar, Doug Schmidt

Vancouver Academy of Music Symphony Orchestra

 

Feb 25 – 28

Jacques Arsenault, Archiebaldo

Cowtown Opera, Calgary

 

Feb 27

Daniel Cabena &
Dion Mazerolle, guest soloists

Music of the Royal Saxon Court at Dresden

Menno Singers & Nota Bene Baroque Players,  Kitchener

 

Feb 27 – 28

Maude Brunet, guest soloist
"Consolation and Hope”, Bach Cantatas BWV 22, 97 &150
Studio de Musique Ancienne de Montréal

 

Feb 28

Marjorie Maltais, guest soloist  Chausson’s “Poemes e l’amour et de la mer, Op. 19"

London Community Orchestra

 

March 2 & 5

 Laura Albino, Rosalinde

Die Fledermaus highlights

Kitchener Waterloo Symphony, Burlington & Markham

 

Mar 5 – 12

Leslie Dala, conductor
Madama Butterfly

Vancouver Opera

 

Mar 11 – 12

Marjorie Maltais, guest soloist

Mozart's Requiem

Boise Philharmonic

 

Mar 13

Maria Soulis

"Concert and Cake" recital

Toronto

 

Mar 13

Jacques Arsenault,
guest soloist
"This Mortal Coil"

Richard Eaton Singers, Edmonton

 

Mar 14

Daniel Cabena, soloist
Chants Dérobés, Montreal

 

Mar 19

Leslie Dala, conductor

St. Matthew Passion

Vancouver Bach Choir &  Vancouver Symphony Orchestra

 

Mar 20

Marjorie Maltais, guest soloist  Mozart's Requiem

Guelph Symphony Orchestra

 

Mar 25

Maude Brunet &
Jacques-Olivier Chartier,  guest soloists
Mozart's Requiem
Orchestre Symphonique de Trois-Rivières

 

Mar 25

Daniel Cabena, guest soloist “A Baroque Easter”

Thirteen Strings, Ottawa

 

Mar 27

Maude Brunet &
Dion Mazerolle, guest soloists Bach's Easter Oratorio & Cantata BWV6

Ensemble Caprice; Matthias Maute conductor

 

Apr 1 – 2

Marjorie Maltais
“Travelogue”
Bicycle Opera, Toronto

 

Apr 2

Maria Soulis
JUNO Awards Classical Music Nominees’ Showcase
Scarboro United Church, Calgary

 

Apr 14

Leslie Dala, conductor
"Steve Reich at 80”
Soundstreams
Massey Hall, Toronto

 

Apr 14 – 24

Adam Fisher, Lysander
Giles Tomkins, Snug
Midsummer Night’s Dream
Pacific Opera Victoria

 

Apr 28 – May 1

Jacques-Olivier Chartier,
tenor soloist
Zelenka's Missa omnium sanctorum
Tafelmusik
Trinity-St. Paul's Centre, Toronto

 

Apr 30

Giles Tomkins, guest soloist
"Magnificent Mozart"
Bach Elgar Choir, Hamilton

 

Apr 30 – May 8

Leslie Dala, cover conductor & chorus director
Evita
Vancouver Opera

 

May 6 – 8

Caitlin Wood, soloist

Orff’s Carmina Burana

Okanagan Symphony

 

May 13 – 22

Caitlin Wood, Despina
"A Little too Cozy"
Against the Grain Theatre, Toronto

 

May 15

Virginia Hatfield, soloist
Mozart’s Requiem
Westben, Canada

 

May 15

Leslie Dala, conductor
Gershwin's
Rhapsody in Blue

Vancouver Academy of Music Symphony Orchestra

 

May 19 – 21

Dion Mazerolle, Ramos
The Trials of Patricia Isasa
Chants Libres

 

May 21 – 28

Daniel Cabena, Lydie-Anne de Rozier
Les Feluettes
L’Opera de Montreal

 

May 27

Valérie Bélanger, Silvia
Maude Brunet, Costanza
Haydn's L'isola disabitata; Thirteen Strings, Ottawa

 

Jun 10 – 12

Giles Tomkins, Gandalf & Smaug
Dean Burry's The Hobbit
Canadian Children's Opera Company

 

Jun 11, 14, 16 & 18

Ernesto Ramirez, Count Almaviva
The Barber of Seville
Saskatoon Opera

 

Jun 15 – Jul 2

Marjorie Maltais, guest artist
“Tales & Legends"
Chamberfest Cleveland

 

Jun 19

Dion Mazerolle
"Paris to Broadway"
Toronto Operetta Theatre

 

Jun 23 – 26

Leslie Dala, conducts
A Midsummer Night`s Dream
UBC Opera & Members of the Vancouver Opera Orchestra

 

Jun 25 – 26 & Jul 1 – 3

Virginia Hatfield, Daisy
Brian Finley's The Pencil Salesman
Westben Arts Festival Theatre

 

Jul 1 & 2

Marjorie Maltais, guest artist
Chamberfest Cleveland.

 

Jul 1 & 2

Adam Fisher
John Estacio and Robert Chafe's "Ours"
Opera on the Avalon

 

Jul 2 – Aug 2

Jacques Arsenault & Giles Tomkins
"The Bells of Baddeck"
Cape Breton

 

July 17

Daniel Cabena
"In Perfect Harmony"
Indian River Festival

 

Jul 21 – 24

Caitlin Wood & Adam Fisher
"Kisses on Broadway"
Westben Arts Festival

 

Aug 13, 14, 20 & 21

Jacques ArsenaultArchiebaldo

"Opera In the Village"
Cowtown Opera, Calgary

 

Aug 18

Michèle BogdanowiczErnesto Ramirez, soloists

Verdi's Requiem

Brott Festival

 

Aug 29 – Sep 5

Leslie Dala, conductor
"Opera and Arias: The Magic Flute"  at Bard on the Beach
UBC Opera Ensemble & members of the Vancouver Opera Orchestra

 

Sep 6 – 11

Leslie Dala, conductor
The Overcoat (workshop)

Tapestry Opera

 

Sep 17, 20 & 22
François Racine, director
Verdi’s Aida
L’Opéra de Montréal

 

Oct 15

Leslie Dala, conductor
Faure's Requiem & Lauridsen Lux Aeterna
Vancouver Bach Choir

 

Oct 15

Virginia Hatfield, Daniel Cabena, & Jacques-Olivier Chartier, guest soloists
Dixit Dominus (Handel) and Mass in C Minor (Mozart) 
Grand Philharmonic Choir

 

Oct 16

Leslie Dala, conductor
"Concerto Extravaganza”
 Vancouver Academy of Music Symphony Orchestra

 

Oct 22

Jacques Arsenault, guest artist
Recital Series
University of Prince Edward Island

 

Oct 22, 25 & 27

Giles Tomkins, Timur
Dion Mazerolle, Mandarin
Puccini's Turandot
Edmonton Opera

 

Oct 23
Maria Soulis, soloist
Elgar's Sea Pictures Op. 37
Orchestra Toronto

 

Oct 27, 29 & 30
Maude Brunet & Jacques-Olivier Chartier, guest soloists
“Quatre Cantates de Bach”,  BWV 52, 58, 82 & 84
Les Violons du Roy

 

Oct 30

Leslie Dala, conductor
Bach’s Goldberg Variations
Vancouver Academy of Music

 

Nov 3
Maude Brunet, guest soloist
Musique Baroque"
Les Violons du Roy

 

Nov 5 – 6
Marjorie Maltais, soloist
Elijah
Pax Christi Chorale &
Bicycle Opera Project

 

Nov 6

Adam Fisher
“Waltz Rivals”
Toronto Operetta Theatre

 

Nov 6, 9 & 12
Ernesto Ramirez, Pinkerton, Madama Butterfly
Opera de León, Mexico

Nov 16
Daniel Cabena
"A Sanctuary in Song”
Southminister United Church, Ottawa

 

Nov 19 & 20

Maude Brunet, guest soloist Coronation Anthems/Dixit Dominus
 Musica Orbium

 

Nov 20

Caitlin WoodGiulietta
I Capuleti e i Montecchi
Voicebox:Opera in Concert

 

Nov 23
Dion Mazerolle, guest soloist
Matthias Maute, conductor

"J.S. Bach on a Grand Scale”
Ensemble Caprice

 

Nov 27
Maude Brunet, guest soloist “The complete Cantata”
Choeur-St. Laurent

 

Nov 28

Leslie Dala, conductor
Peter and the Wolf and
The Bells
Vancouver Academy of Music Symphony Orchestra

 

Dec 3 & 4
Marjorie Maltais, guest soloist
Windsor Symphony Orchestra
"Messiah and More"

 

Dec 4

Leslie Dala, conductor
Vancouver Bach Choir
“Christmas with the Bach Choir”

 

Dec 4

Asitha Tennekoon, tenor soloist
Handel’s
Messiah
Toronto Classical Singers

 

Dec 7
Giles Tomkins, bass soloist
Dublin Messiah
#WePlayOn Orchestra

 

Dec 10
Maude Brunet & Dion Mazerolle, guest soloists Messiah
Menno Singers

 

Dec 10
Leslie Dala, guest conductor
Thunder Bay Symphony Orchestra
"Christmas Pops" concert

 

Dec 10

Jacques-Olivier Chartier, guest soloist
Chorus Niagara
Messiah

 

Dec 10 – 11
Marion Newman & Giles Tomkins, soloists
Handel's
Messiah
Regina Symphony Orchestra

 

Dec 13
Marjorie Maltais, soloist
Handel's Messiah
McGill Chamber Orchestra

 

Dec 15 – 22

Leslie Dala, guest conductor
The Nutcracker

Goh Ballet &
Vancouver Opera Orchestra

 

Dec 16

Virginia Hatfield
"The Jewels of Christmas"
Humber Valley United Church, Toronto

 

Dec 16 & 18

Daniel Cabena, guest soloist

Messiah
Victoria Symphony

 

Dec 16 – 18
Marion Newman, guest soloist
Messiah
Okanagan Symphony

 

Dec 17
Maude Brunet, guest soloist
Messiah
Guelph Chamber Orchestra

 

Dec 17
Caitlin Wood, Maria Soulis, Jacques Arsenault & Dion Mazerolle, soloists
"The Childrens’ Messiah"

Pax Christi Chorale

 

Dec 17 – 18

Jacques-Olivier Chartier, guest soloist
Bach’s Christmas Oratorio
I Musici de Montreal

 

Dec 17 – 18

Giles Tomkins, guest soloist
Messiah
Thirteen Strings, Ottawa