Kingston Symphony Performs an All-Mozart Program

By Kingston Accommodation Partners

The Kingston Symphony presents an afternoon of music by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart on Sunday, March 23, 2014 at 2:30 p.m. at the Kingston Gospel Temple. The program includes his Symphony No. 1, Overture to the Magic Flute, and Requiem featuring the vocal talents of soprano Allison Angelo, mezzo-soprano Jennifer Routhier, tenor Christopher Mayell, baritone Bruce Kelly, and the Kingston Choral Society.

Mozart composed his first symphony when he was just 8 years old. About 626 pieces and 27 years later, he passed away leaving his Requiem only two-thirds complete. Thousands of pages have been written about the piece and Mozart’s state of mind and nature of his illness at the time. To this day there is still a question of how much of the Requiem Mozart actually wrote. Nevertheless, it remains one if his most respected and frequently performed pieces.

Hailed as “a fabulous discovery” by the Toronto Star, soprano Allison Angelo has performed with numerous orchestras across North America including Toronto, Edmonton, Vancouver, Symphony Nova Scotia, Tanglewood Festival Orchestra, and the Boston POPS. Season highlights include Mozart’s Requiem with the Winnipeg Symphony, Handel’s Messiah with the Victoria Symphony, and Yum Yum in the Mikado at the Elora Festival.

Mezzo-Soprano Jennifer Routhier made her debut with the Kingston Chamber Choir in 2011. She has since broadened her repertoire, performing with the Kingston Symphony, Queen’s Symphony Orchestra, and the Melos Choir and Chamber Orchestra. Winner of the Queen’s University Concerto/Aria Competition in 2013, she currently studies voice with baritone Bruce Kelly.

Praised in Opera Canada magazine for his wholesome tenor voice, Kingston native Christopher Mayell is a rising star in Canada’s concert halls. Recent appearances include Mozart’s Great Mass with the Toronto Mendelssohn Choir, Mozart’s Requiem with the Elora Festival Singers, and Handel’s Messiah with the Winnipeg Symphony Orchestra and Orchestra London.

Baritone Bruce Kelly’s career has taken him to concert halls across the globe including Strasbourg, Vienna, Paris, Moscow, as well as those in Canada. He has performed on stages from coast to coast, with companies such as Pacific Opera Victoria, Calgary Opera, Opera Lyra Ottawa, Toronto Operetta Theatre, and Opera du Quebec. Mr. Kelly appeared in the first national CBC radio broadcast of the Mozart orchestration of Handel’s Messiah, in the Canadian premiere of Paul McCartney’s Liverpool Oratorio, and gave the Canadian premiere of the staged version of Sir Peter Maxwell Davies’ Eight Songs for a Mad King.

The Kingston Symphony presents ‘Mozart’s Requiem’ on Sunday, March 23, 2014 at 2:30 p.m. at the Kingston Gospel Temple. Tickets range in price from $10 to $50 and are available at the Grand Theatre Box Office, 218 Princess Street, by phone at 613-530-2050 or online.

For further information, please contact Corin Laflamme, Office Administrator Kingston Symphony Association, 613-546-9729 or claflamme@kingstonsymphony.on.ca