Sun, Nov 24|
The Presbyterian Church of St. David
Peter Togni Consort
featuring: Janelle Lucyk, soprano Hilary Allister, mezzo soprano Kerry Bursey, tenor & lute David Piper, bass Jeff Reilly, bass clarinet Peter-Anthony Togni, organ
Time & Location
Nov 24, 2019, 4:00 p.m.
The Presbyterian Church of St. David, 1544 Grafton St, Halifax, NS B3J 2G1, Canada
About the event
Hear music that spans over 1000 years, from Gregorian chant and medieval music to new repertoire of this century performed by new vocal quartet, The Togni Consort. The program is based around sacred and mystical music of Halifax composer Peter-Anthony Togni. His works are influenced by Gregorian chant and Russian Orthodox liturgical music. The concert prominently features bass clarinetist Jeff Reilly and lutenist Kerry Bursey. Reilly & Togni’s duo, Blackwood, has travelled to the finest concert stages around the world. The lute was the most popular instrument of the Western world during the Renaissance, and its inclusion within the context of Togni’s writing further connects the Ancient and modern soundscapes. Highlights from Togni’s fascinating work Responsio, winner of the 2014 Nova Scotia Masterworks Award will also be performed.
Nova Scotian-based composer Peter-Anthony Togni’s music is being sung across Canada and around the world. He is internationally appreciated for his writing style which transcends time, blending ancient and modern traditions. Currently writing a large scale work for the esteemed Latvian Radio Choir, this concert provides a unique opportunity to hear Togni’s works locally, within a distilled context of vocal quartet and select instruments, in the stunning acoustic of St. David’s Presbyterian Church.