Thanks to an invitation by Michael Bloss, Director of Music Ministries at Christ’s Church Cathedral, the COSI Connection will be having its first Hamilton performance. Outstanding artists in their own right, and acclaimed performers of the University of Toronto Opera, three have had celebrated training either at the Canadian Opera Company Ensemble (Claire de Sévigné and Charlotte Burrage) or Montreal Opera Studio (Stephen Hegedus), and having recently won the COC Ensemble Studio “Centre Stage” competition tenor Charles Sy will take his place there for the 2015-2016 season. All are alumni of the Centre for Opera Studies in Italy and its “Extraordinary Opera Training!” The occasion has been further honoured with the premiere of new works by composer John Laing, who has written settings of “My Song Is Love Unknown” for tenor Charles Sy, and “Watching With Jesus” for solo quartet. Both works will be accompanied on the organ by the composer.
This Lenten concert will include works by Bach, Pergolesi, Handel and Mozart, framed with Passion readings and reflections.