St. George’s Cathedral Announces July Summer Concerts

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St. George’s Cathedral has posted its schedule of July summer concerts – a series of performances that will hosted every Thursday until August 31, 2017.

With the exception of the July 27th concert, admission is free with a voluntary offering collected.

On Thursday July 6,from 12:15 pm to 12:50 pm, the “Saxobelles” saxophone ensemble will be performing traditional and popular tune arrangements, and music by George Gershwin, Leonard Cohen, Beethoven, and others.

This ‘funky alternative’ to a string quartet was founded by local music educator and band director David Smith in 2013 . The quartet is composed of founding members Brooke Woboditsch, Suzanne Owen, Andrea Lawn, and Mireille Bergeron.

The Cathedral’s summer concert series continues on Thursday July 13 from 12:15 pm to 12:50 pm with the Kingston Classics Trio performing music by Bach, Mozart, and Gershwin, along with some Broadway numbers and traditional tunes.

Organist Nicholas Walters will be on hand performing music by J.S. Bach, Louis Vierne, and Olivier Messiaen on Thursday, July 20 from 12:15 pm to 12:50 pm. Walters is a recent first prize winner in the Lynwood Farnam organ competition in Quebec.


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The acclaimed Choir of Trinity College, Cambridge, directed by Stephen Layton will be in concert during the evening of Thursday, July 27 beginning at 7:30 pm. Music by Arvo Pärt, William Byrd, Thomas Tallis, J.S. Bach, Ralph Vaughan Williams, and more.  Tickets for this concert cost $25 and are available at the Cathedral Office or at the door.

According to a release, the Choir of Trinity College Cambridge – comprised of  around thirty Choral Scholars and two Organ Scholars, all of whom are ordinarily undergraduates of the College – was voted the fifth best choir in the world in Gramophone magazine’s “20 Greatest Choirs”.

The Cathedral is located at at 270 King Street East (at Johnson) in Kingston and the public is also invited to come by for its mid-day musical interlude.

For more information, visit stgeorgescathedral.ca or the Catherdral’s Facebook page or call 613-548-4617.


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