2014-15 ROSTER

Domoney Artists Management
DIRECTOR'S NOTES
Vol 3 | Issue 3| November 2014

Prelude to

WINTERTIME


Photo by Alexandra Lennox

Pumpkins are gone, poinsettias are here, boots and scarves appear, as winter and the busy season of Christmas is upon us once again.

There are so many wonderful musical events to enjoy at this time of year - a feast of Bach, Handel, Tchaikovsky, and Viennese operetta favourites plus the Mikado for New Year’s fun.

We are delighted to congratulate soprano Ellen Wieser for receiving two Jeunes Ambassadeurs Lyrique Awards; here she sings Manon’s Adieu notre petite table.

Be sure to follow all the news, both on stage and off, from all of us at Domoney Artists via Twitter and Facebook!

Kathryn DomoneyFollow our roster news with Director's Notes, where the spotlight is on the Stars of Domoney Artists Management. Here you will find special features on this wonderful group of Classical Singers, Orchestral and Opera Conductors and Stage Directors. Read about their passions, hobbies, dream opera roles and more.

ON STAGE NOW

News from the
DAM ROSTER

NOVEMBER

Ocean Child Poster

Nov 23
Charlotte Corwin debuts in Charlottetown, where she is the featured soloist in a new work by the dynamic duo Alice Ho and Marjorie Chan - Ocean Child, the winning composition selected by Prince Edward Island Symphony for their Celebrate Canada concert www.peisymphony.com

Nov 23
Joseph Schnurr sings Bach's Cantata 140 "Wachet auf, ruf uns die Stimme" in Berlin (Schöneberg), Germany

Nov 29
Maude Brunet Maude Brunet joins Bach's Magnificat with Société Philharmonique de Montréal, Miklós Takács, conductor
www.philharmontreal.com

Nov 30
Maude Brunet sings Bach's Cantatas BWV62, 94, 133, with Clavecin en concert, Luc Beauséjour, conductor
www.clavecinenconcert.com

Nov 30
Daniel Cabena is guest soloist in Bach cantatas with Spiritus Ensemble in Kitchener-Waterloo

Nov 30
Joseph Schnurr sings Bach's Christmas Oratorio in Prenzlau, Germany

DECEMBER

Dec 5
Virginia Hatfield, Marion Newman, and Giles Tomkins are soloists in Handel's Messiah with the Elmer Iseler Singers, conducted by Lydia Adams, at the Metropolitan United Church, Toronto
www.elmeriselersingers.com

Dec 7
Leslie Dala celebrates the season at the Orpheum Theatre with “Christmas with the Vancouver Bach Choir"
www.vancouverbachchoir.com

Dec 7
Countertenor Daniel Cabena sings A Sanctuary in Song on his recital tour with Stephen Runge, piano, at Hart House, Toronto

Dec 7
Joseph Schnurr sings Bach's Cantata 61 "Nun komm, der Heiden Heiland", and Vivaldi's Magnificat in Berlin (Hermsdorf), Germany

Dec 10
Joseph Schnurr sings "Melodien für die Ewigkeit", a recital with mezzo-soprano Marie Giroux and pianist Jenny Schäuffelen in the Französischen Dom, Berlin Germany.
www.franzoesische-friedrichstadtkirche.de

Dec 11 –19
Tenor Sean Clark sings Ottavio, the hapless parking enforcement officer in Against the Grain's acclaimed production of Mozart's "transladaptation" #Uncle John - a modern interpretation of Don Giovanni with a new English libretto by Joel Ivany, with Cecilia Quartet in a new piano quintet arrangement, under the musical direction of Miloš Repický. Performances in Toronto’s Black Box Theatre at Queen St. West’s famed vintage rock venue, The Great Hall.
www.againstthegraintheatre.com

Handel's Messiah

Dec 12
Giles Tomkins is a guest soloist in Handel’s Messiah with The Choir of St. James Cathedral Messiah, Vicki St. Pierre, Conductor
www.stjamescathedral.on.ca

Handel's Messiah

Dec 12
Benjamin Covey is a guest soloist in Handel’s Messiah with The Cellar Singers at St Joseph's Church, Bracebridge
www.thecellarsingers.com

Dec 13
Countertenor Scott Belluz is a guest soloist in Bach's Cantata #147 Herz und Mund und Tat und Leben with Kingston Chamber Choir; Gordon Sinclair, conductor
www.kingstonchamberchoir.ca

Dec 13
Leslie Dala conducts a sing-along Messiah with Vancouver Bach Choir at White Rock First Baptist Church
www.vancouverbachchoir.com

Dec 13
Sean Clark sings “CANUCKS À LA CARTE II: The 21st Century Virtuoso” a recital at the Canadian Music Centre with Maika'i Nash, pianist
www.musiccentre.ca

Berliner Dom

Dec 13
Joseph Schnurr sings Bach's Christmas Oratorio in Berlin (Schlachtensee), Germany
www.weihnachtsoratorium-im-dom.de

Dec 13 – 14
Countertenor Daniel Cabena sings Bach Cantatas with Howard Dyck and Nota Bene
www.notabenebaroque.ca

Dec 14
Joseph Schnurr sings Handel's Messiah in Templin, Germany.

Dec 16 & 17
Adam Fisher debuts with National Arts Centre Orchestra for Handel's Messiah; James Feddeck, Conductor
nac-cna.ca/orchestra

Dec 18 – 22
Leslie Dala conducts members of the Vancouver Opera Orchestra in Goh Ballet's beloved Christmas classic, Tchaikovsky's The Nutcracker at The Centre in Vancouver
www.gohnutcracker.com

Dec 19 & 21
Marion Newman sings Messiah with Victoria Symphony; Nathan Brock, Conductor
www.victoriasymphony.ca

Dublin Messiah

Dec 20
Maria Soulis, Adam Fisher and Dion Mazerolle are soloists in the Dublin Messiah with Aradia Ensemble; Kevin Mallon Conductor, Toronto
www.aradia.ca

Dec 20
Daniel Cabena is guest soloist in Messiah, with the Guelph Chamber Choir, Gerald Neufeld, Conductor
www.guelphchamberchoir.ca

The Mikado

Dec 27 – Jan 4
Giles Tomkins stars in The Mikado, Gilbert and Sullivan's "thinly-veiled poke at English bureaucracy disguised as a Japanese idyll," Toronto Operetta Theatre; Derek Bate, Conductor
www.torontooperetta.com

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THIS JUST IN

Feb 26 – 28, 2015
Francois Racine directs L'Etoile (Chabrier) at L'Universite de Montréal, Jean Francois Rivest, conductor
www.calendrier.umontreal.ca

May 15 – 16, 2015
Francois Racine directs Monteverdi's Orfeo at the Conservatoire de Musique de Montréal, Olivier Godin, conductor
www.conservatoire.gouv.qc.ca

Soundstreams Julie Poster

Nov 17 – 29, 2015
After his terrific success leading performances of Stickboy with Vancouver Opera, Leslie Dala will be Music Director for Julie, an exciting collaboration between Soundstreams and Canadian Stage in 2015!

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Ellen Wieser, Soprano

ELLEN WIESER WINS!
Soprano Ellen Wieser participated in the Jeunes Ambassadeurs Lyriques Gala in Montreal, and we are pleased to announce she has received the following Awards:

Prix Lyrique Allemand
(German Lyric Prize)
Hesse Foundation Bursary to support auditions preparation in Amsterdam with the Orfeo Foundation, followed by auditions in the Netherlands and Germany

Prix Lyrique Japonais
(Japanese Lyric Prize)
A concert tour in Japan in Fall, 2015, organized by the Yokkaichai Piano-Forte Association, and supported by a Velan Foundation Bursary.

RECENT PERFORMANCES

Charlotte Corwin, Soprano

Charlotte Corwin was guest soloist in Mozart's Requiem at Place des Arts, Montreal with I Musici de Montreal on November 17

Adam Fisher, Tenor

Adam Fisher starred as “The Bachelor” in Cowtown Opera’s Cabaret in October

IN THE MEDIA

Charlotte Corwin

Charlotte Corwin was interviewed on Global Television News for her part in I Musici's performance of Mozart's Requiem

Watch Here

 

The WholeNote

Domoney Artists are featured in the WholeNote's "Handel's Messiah: A Survival Guide"

Read More

 

Matthias Maute

Matthias Maute was heard on Classical KING FM with the Seattle Baroque Orchestra

Listen Here

Matthias Maute was also featured in The Seattle Times for conducting the Seattle Baroque Orchestra's "Baroque in Boston" concert

Read More

 

Assassins Creed Unity

Maude Brunet is featured on the latest hot video game, Assassin’s Creed Unity. Set in 1789 Paris, the producers chose Maude to sing some Renaissance/barqoue arias to enhance the visuals and further the character’s adventures. Included in the just-relearsed game are selections by Jean - Baptiste Lully, Antoine Boesset and Andre Joubert du Collet, performed with Hank Knox, harpsichord, Tanya Laperriere, violin and Amanda Keesmaat, cello.

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Daniel Cabena was interviewed for Leslie Barcza's BarczaBlog.com.

Read More

REVIEWS

Talisker Players:
"Songs of Travel"

"Virginia Hatfield was indeed the reason I wandered to this concert instead of the other one. Hers is a flexible instrument of great accuracy....and from the first note, Hatfield didn’t disappoint, her warm tone easily filling the space, her smile reaching the back of this church..."

– Leslie Barcza, BarczaBlog.com
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SPOTLIGHT ON

A Few of Our Favourite Canadian Things

Ellen Wieser Xmas

Ellen Wieser says, "One of my favourite things about Christmas is the outdoor excursions I get to do with my family when I go home to snowy Winnipeg... Cross-country skiing, ice skating, and deep snow adventures! Here we are after a blizzard at Winnipeg Beach!"

Benjamin Covey's favourite Christmas movie is It's a Wonderful Life: "My family watches it every year and we quote the movie all year round. We say things like, 'My mouth's bleeding, Bert! My mouth’s bleeding.' My family also has many games nights over the holidays and my favourite game has been Scattergories because the timer is so loud and scares everyone. However last Christmas we played Jeopardy the board game and I won!"

Ladder

Daniel Cabena writes “One of my favourite things is preparing the house for Christmas - soon the step ladder will be replaced by a decorated tree!"

OFFSTAGE

Marion Newman, Mezzo-Soprano

Mezzo-Soprano Marion Newman backstage at the Opera Lyra Ottawa Gala

Marion Newman, Mezzo-Soprano

Marion Newman also starred in a workshop performance of Jani Lauzon's musical play "I call myself Princess" Weesageechak Festival of New Works, Toronto

Joseph Schnurr, Tenor

Joseph Schnurr was visiting the Berlin Zoo a few weeks ago, "and lo and behold I found a familiar face on a Poster..."

QUIZ CORNER

Who's the Secret Chef for These Delicious Shortbread Cookies?

Baker's Secret Chef

Watch for the answer in next month's Director's Notes!

LAST MONTH'S ANSWER

Sean Clark, Tenor

Tenor Sean Clark celebrated Canadian Thanksgiving while singing Tamino in over 30 performances of The Magic Flute for young audiences with Opera Lyra Ottawa. He looks forward to celebrating Christmas with his family at home in Detroit, following a busy month performing Bach in concerts with Pax Christi Chorale, a recital for Canadian Music Centre and the role of Ottavio in Against the Grain’s updated version of Mozart’s Don Giovanni, #Uncle John.

ABOUT DOMONEY ARTISTS

Kathy Domoney Headshot
As Director of Domoney Artists Management, Kathy Domoney brings her wealth of knowledge and experience to this position after more than 20 years as a lyric soprano.

Established in 2008, Domoney Artists Management proudly presents their 2014-15 roster of Classical Singers, Orchestral and Opera Conductors, and Stage Directors to audiences throughout Canada and beyond. Countertenor Daniel Cabena now joins the prestigious group of emerging and established artists.

Domoney Artists Management looks forward to sharing these dynamic artists and innovative concerts including Oratorio Project, EspressOpera and The Star of Robbie Burns with you.