St. Thomas Anglican Church - Music Series
 

Music at St. Thomas’

“Music at St. Thomas’” produces seven events per year, from October to April, on the third Sunday of each month at St. Thomas’ Anglican Church in Belleville. Since 2014, the series is fulfilling its artistic mission: sharing with the Quinte community the beauty of great classical music, and the artistry of exceptional and renowned musicians. The series hosts performances with high quality standards, like those that one can attend in concert halls of large urban centres. Admission is by donation, making those concerts accessible to all.

“Music at St. Thomas’” has hosted concerts by world-class artists and ensembles: pianist Marika Bournaki, harpist Valérie Milot, organist Rachel Laurin, harpsichordist Luc Beauséjour, and the Choir of Men and Boys from Christ Church Cathedral, Ottawa.

To support “Music at St. Thomas’,” please click on the button below, and write that your donation is for the music series fund in the section “Message for St. Thomas’ Anglican Church.”

 

 

 

 

15 October 2017 · Choral Evensong

The Senior Choir of St. Thomas' Anglican Church, conducted and accompanied by music directors Matthieu Latreille & Francine Nguyen-Savaria, will be singing an hour of choral music at St. Thomas' Anglican Church on Sunday afternoon, October 15th. Works to be performed include “Magnificat,” “Nunc dimittis,” and “Lord for Thy Tender Mercy's Sake” by Renaissance composer Richard Farrant as well as two organ duets. This is a rare opportunity in this area to attend a Choral Evensong service as sung in Anglican Cathedrals for over 400 years. The Evensong service is known as “vespers” in other Christian denominations.

The event will start at 4:30 PM. A reception will follow during which light refreshments will be served.  

 


19 November 2017 · Organ Duo Concert

Duo Pergulæ (Francine & Matthieu Latreille) will give a second concert to celebrate the 40th anniversary of the installation of St. Thomas’ Gabriel Kney organ on Sunday afternoon, November 19th. It will be an organ duet concert featuring the Ontarian premiere of a transcription of Beethoven's Fifth Symphony. Matthieu wrote the transcription with St. Thomas' organ in mind. The instrument is one of the finest pipe organs of the Quinte area. It was built to replace the large Casavant organ that had been destroyed with the church by fire in 1975. The 19 ranks instrument (about 1,000 pipes) has 14 stops and its action is entirely mechanical. 

The concert will start at 4:30 PM. A reception will follow during which light refreshments will be served.  

 


17 December 2017 · Carols by Candlelight

The Choirs of St. Thomas' Anglican Church, Belleville, will be presenting “Carols by Candlelight,” a Festival of Nine Lessons & Carols on Sunday afternoon, December 17th. The service will be presented in the traditional style of King's College, Cambridge. The Junior and Senior choirs, conducted and accompanied by music directors Matthieu Latreille & Francine Nguyen-Savaria, will present Christmas carols and anthems. The congregation is also invited to join in singing some all-time favourites.

The event will start at 4:30 PM. A reception will follow during which light refreshments will be served.  

 


21 January 2018 · Clarinet & Bassoon Duo Concert

Clarinetist François Laurin-Burgess and bassoonist Antoine Saint-Onge will present a duo concert at St. Thomas’ Anglican Church on Sunday afternoon, January 21st, as part of “Music at St. Thomas’.” “We do not own a grand piano or any piano suitable to give concerts,” says music director Francine Nguyen-Savaria. “This forces us to think outside the box when it comes to programmes. There is so much beautiful repertoire, and venturing into less popular instrumental combinations allows us to offer a special concert experience.” The programme will feature works by Bach, Beethoven, Poulenc and Koechlin.

The concert will start at 4:30 PM. A reception will follow during which light refreshments will be served.  

 

18 February 2018 · Organ Recital

The artist-in-residence at St. John the Divine Cathedral in New York City and international concert organist David Briggs will give a recital at St. Thomas' Anglican Church on Sunday afternoon, February 18th, as part of “Music at St. Thomas’.” Briggs will perform organ works by J.S. Bach. He is also well-known for his improvisations, and part of his programme will be dedicated to improvisation.

The concert will start at 4:30 PM. A reception will follow during which light refreshments will be served.  

 


18 March 2018 · Cello Duo Concert

VC² (Bryan Holt & Amahl Arulanandam) is an eclectic cello duo based in Toronto. They are going to give a concert at St. Thomas' Anglican Church on Sunday, March 18th, as part of “Music at St. Thomas’.” The programme is centered around pieces written by cellists, for cellists.  It will feature works by Bernhard Romberg (a life long colleague of Beethoven's), Friedrich August Kummer, Julius Klengel, Jean-Baptiste Barrière, David Popper, and Luigi Boccherini. Come hear the many capabilities of the cello - times 2!

The concert will start at 4:30 PM. A reception will follow during which light refreshments will be served.  

 


15 April 2018 · An Afternoon with J.S.

A major choral project will be presented at St. Thomas’ Anglican Church on Sunday afternoon, April 15th, as the closing event of “Music at St. Thomas’.” “An Afternoon with JS,” (JS being Johann Sebastian Bach) will reunite St. Thomas' Choral Academy, a professional chamber choir from Montreal, and the Odin String Quartet from Toronto. The programme will feature Bach's Concerto in C minor for two harpsichords transcribed for organ duet, the Sanctus in D minor, the Cantata No. 4 (Christ Lag in Todesbanden), as well as two works written by the music directors to celebrate St. Thomas' Church's bicentennial.

The concert will start at 4:30 PM. A reception will follow during which light refreshments will be served.  

 

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Francine & Matthieu LATREILLE
Directors of music
Saint Thomas’ Anglican Church
201 Church Street
Belleville, ON K8N 5P2

Telephone: 613.962.3636
Email: MusicAtStThomas@gmail.com