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with Erika and Sara and The Guys

Live at the Cheeky Monkey Friday January 2, 2015

Photo by MaryAnne

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Friday February 13, 2015

Review of Diversion Entertainment's production of 'The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee' added …

The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee' is so good it's a wonder there's not more productions of it. It's also so strange the first impulse is to go back again if only to make sure it wasn't a dream.

… Read the Review

Saturday January 31, 2015

Review of Theatre Sarnia's production of 'The Clean House' added …

One of the highlights of this production is periods of one-on-one interaction between and Henri Canino. These two ladies are literally pillars for live theatre in Sarnia and it showed. The electricity between them crackled with a life of its own whenever the onstage banter went back and forth between them specifically.

… Read the Review

Monday January 19, 2015

Review of The Musicians of Orchestra London's Show at The Metropolitan United Chirch added …

The tone for this performance was set before the first notes were played. The musicians were already primed to play an emotionally charged show but the rapturous standing ovation they received while taking their places …

… Read the Article

Sunday January 18, 2015

Review of The International Symphony Orchestra's 'Kilts, Cland and Ceilidhs' added …

Each of the other three guests were astonishing individually and breathtaking when they worked together. Fiddler Shane Cook is a vibrantly expressive virtuoso player and a genial MC who links the parts of the program together neatly to make them more accessible for his audience …

… Read the Article

Monday January 12, 2015

Review of Monica Chapman's CD, 'P.S. I Love You' added …

The ringing piano played by producer/arranger Bill King and sparkling trumpet of William Sperandei establish a delicious flavour for this recording even before Monica Chapman begins singing …

… Read the Review

Saturday January 3, 2015

Review of Erika and Sara and The Guys at The Cheeky Monkey for Sarnia's First Friday January 2015

Erika gave the lead vocal a quality that was wistful, reflective, pensive, slightly sad and indescribably haunting all at once …

… Read the Review

Sunday December 21, 2014

Review of The First Annual Rock and Roll Christmas added …

This show delivered everything that was expected and added cherries with an array of surprises. David Chaulk deserves a world of credit for assembling the team needed to bring it to life …

… Read the Review

Thursday December 18, 2014

Performance Review Page added for the Sarnia Band, The Sisters Of Soul added …

Each month the core members Fran Schweitzer, Sue and George Webber and George Ayers set up with a few guest performers on the second Friday and do a show featuring music, food and fun. All they ask is a donation and what they give is wonderful. The shows always draw smiles and their most recent one brightened the season for many. They're a treasure for this area.

… Go to Their Performance Page

Wednesday December 11, 2014

Review of Carrie Beauchamp's production of 'Finding Christmas' with The Nightingale Chorus added …

Carrie Beauchamp's production of "Finding Christmas" is marked by startling contrasts between musical beauty and harsh imagery depicting class discrimination and the hypocrisy it's wrapped in.

… Read the Review

Monday October 27, 2014

Review of Opera Atelier's Production of 'Alcina' added …

Soprano Mireille Asselin immersed herself in the role of 'Morgana' as completely if it had been written specifically for her. Her tapestry of vocal shadings combined with effortless seeing agility made her portrayal of the captivating vixen intoxicating …

… Read the Review

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Canadian Opera Company Press Releases






Thursday January 15, 2015

Press Release: Canadian Opera Company to Present World Premiere of 'Pyramus and Thisbe' by Canadian Composer Barbara Monk Feldman in 2015-2016 Season

Toronto – Alexander Neef, General Director of the Canadian Opera Company, announced today that the COC will be presenting the world premiere of Pyramus and Thisbe by Canadian composer Barbara Monk Feldman.

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Thursday January 15, 2015

Press Release: Canadian Opera Company Announces Commission of New Opera by Composer Ana Sokolović and Playwright Michel Marc Bouchard

Toronto – Alexander Neef, General Director of the Canadian Opera Company, announced today the commission of a new opera for its mainstage by one of Canada’s most important composers …

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PThursday January 15, 2015

ress Release:World Premiere of 21st Century Canadian Opera One of Many Firsts in COC's 2015-2016 Season

Toronto – The world premiere of a new Canadian work was one of the many operatic highlights revealed today at the public launch of the Canadian Opera Company’s 2015/2016 season at the Four Seasons Centre for the Performing Arts.

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Thursday January 15, 2015

Press Release: Three Rising Opera Stars to Join the Canadian Opera Company's 2015-2016 Season

Tenors Charles Sy and Aaron Sheppard were among the seven finalists featured in the fourth annual Ensemble Studio Competition in November 2014.

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Tuesday January 6, 2015

Press Release: The COC adds Five Players to the Orchestra Academy

Toronto – The Canadian Opera Company Orchestra Academy returns for a second year on January 12, 2015, this time welcoming five student musicians into its acclaimed COC Orchestra for an intense three-week period that offers them professional insight and experience in their pursuit of a career in an opera orchestra.

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